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.
FALL JESSE OWENS TRACK & FIELD AT THOMAS JEFFERSON PARK
Free weekly instruction is offered to NYC youth ages 8 - 14 on Saturday mornings from 10am - 12pm at Thomas Jefferson Park in East Harlem.
September 17 - November 12
The Jesse Owens Track & Field program introduces novice runners to cross country 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
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. For times and locations of CityParks Track & Field, please click here
Online registration for CityParks Track & Field is closed. On site registration is available during program hours.
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.
- Sign up for emails and be alerted to program registration opportunities.
- 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