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Rising New York Road Runners at the Washington Heights Salsa, Blues, and Shamrocks 5K

 

Kick off the 2018 Rising New York Road Runners youth event season. Boys and girls of all stages and ability levels are invited to get moving after a long winter indoors with a run through hilly Washington Heights. Sign up to be part of the fun, which includes musical performances by salsa, blues, and Irish folk musicians on course. A thrilling day for the whole family that will leave your kids hungry for more running action!

Event hashtags: #RisingNYRR and #WashHeights5K—use them in your tweets, Instagrams, and Facebook posts!


Stages

The chart below is a guide to the stages available at this event. Use the chart to determine the appropriate stage for your child. If you need help determining your child's stage, contact [email protected].

Stage Ages Event Type Register If...
1 2 to 10 Non-competitive
Untimed shorter distances
Fitness activities
Your child is new to physical activity or running, but likes playing games and being active.
2 8 to 18 Non-competitive
Untimed medium distances
Fitness activities
Your child likes running, but isn’t ready for a competitive event. Your child likes playing games and being active.
3 12 to 18 Competitive
Timed longer distances
Fitness activities
Your child is comfortable running a longer distance and racing other kids in a competitive setting.

Registration

Register your child by clicking on the appropriate button below. Please register your child for only one stage.

Schedule

Event Start Time Distance
Stage 3 Boys and Girls 8:00 a.m. 1500 meters
Stage 2 Boys and Girls 8:20 a.m. 1500 meters
Stage 1 Boys and Girls 10:15 a.m. Varies by age

Course Info

Stage 1 heats will take place on Fort Washington Avenue; check back closer to race day for more information.

For the 1500-meter Stage 2 and 3 heats: Start at Fort Washington Avenue near West 173rd Street and run north to the turnaround at West 181st Street. The finish line will be on Fort Washington Avenue near West 172nd Street.

Entry Fees

All Participants
Free

Number Pickup & Registration

Numbers (which include a timing tag for Stage 3) may be picked up at the NYRR RUNCENTER at 320 West 57th Street (between Eighth and Ninth avenues) on the following dates:

  • Sunday, February 25, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Monday, February 26, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 27, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 28, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 1, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, March 2, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 3, 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.

Show the QR code from your confirmation email or your My NYRR account to pick up your materials. Please pick up during the week to avoid crowds on event day. Numbers will be available on event day from 7:30 to 10:00 a.m. Event-day lines may impact your ability to get to the start on time. Long-sleeved T-shirts, the souvenir for this event, will be available for pickup on race day only at Race-Day Central and are subject to availability.


Code of Conduct | Rules of Competition | Race Procedures | FAQs


Follow The MTA's Weekender schedule to plan your event-day transportation.

If you bike to the event, please follow our bike parking guidelines.

All information is subject to change.

Awards

All finishers will receive a ribbon. Top finishers in Stage 3 heats will be given podium awards.

DATE
Sunday, March 4, 2018 8:00am

LOCATION
Manhattan

DISTANCE
Various Distances

RACE TYPES
Stage 1
Stage 2
Stage 3
Youth

EVENT HASHTAG
#RisingNYRR and #WashHeights5K

RACE STATUS
Available

Register Now

Registration will close at 11:59pm on Saturday, March 3.

 

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