CityParks Track & Field gives New York City kids the chance to learn the basics of the sport, from hurdles and relay races to long jump, shot put and javelin throw.
SUMMER TRACK & FIELD
CityParks Track & Field offers weekly lessons with experienced instructors and free use of equipment. The program is open to boys and girls ages 5-16 and runs each July and August in parks throughout the five boroughs. Activities includes long jump, shot put, hurdles, discus, javelin, and track.
SUMMER TRACK MEET AT ICAHN STADIUM
All participating kids have the opportunity to display the basic skills learned at the end of each season at an organized track meet held at Icahn Stadium, the world class sports complex on Randall’s Island. This event is only for registered Track & Field participants.
FALL JESSE OWENS TRACK & FIELD
Free weekly instruction is offered to NYC youth ages 8 - 14 on Saturday mornings from 10am - 12pm at Thomas Jefferson Park in East Harlem.
The Jesse Owens Track & Field program introduces novice runners to distance running through runs from East Harlem to Randall's Island Park. Participants learn how to pace themselves, proper running/stretching techniques and receive periodic talks on good nutrition habits. Beginners welcome!
Jesse Owens Track & Field is presented by City Parks Foundation and Randall's Island Park Alliance
- The 2015 Track & Field program is closed. Check back here for updates on the 2016 season or sign up for our emails.
- CityParks Track & Field is open to New York City residents only.
- Registration takes place online and in person at each park during program hours.
Questions? Contact Sports@CityParksFoundation.org