Empowering all kids to be active for life

NEW! NYC Kids Run

We’re thrilled to announce the inaugural Life Time Foundation New York City Kids Run! A free program for children living in underserved communities, 250 kids will train for a one-mile run in Central Park and cross the same finish line as NYC Tri participants on Saturday, July 23rd, just a day ahead of the iconic Verizon New York City Triathlon produced by Life Time.

To inspire New York City kids to get outdoors this summer and benefit from exercise and healthier eating, City Parks Foundation and Life Time Foundation have partnered to introduce the first-ever Life Time Foundation New York City Kids Run – a running and nutrition program for children between the ages of 9-17 across four boroughs.

Comprehensive training and nutrition curriculum composed by US Track and Field Olympian, US Olympic Coach and Life Time Foundation Board Member, Mechelle Lewis Freeman, will be implemented over 4 weeks by coaches of the City Parks Foundation Track & Field youth program, culminating with the one-mile run in Central Park on July 23rd.

Designed for implementation by a school or community organization, the progressive running program also provides foundational knowledge necessary for an adult leader to facilitate an effective training experience for kids in their community.

More information and program registration can be found here.

Event Details

One-Mile Kids Run | Saturday, July 23

Start Time: 8:00 AM ET

Location: Central Park
Start – Central Park South at 7th Avenue
Finish – Center Drive at 72nd St. Transverse
The same Finish as the NYC Tri the next day!

View the course map below.


Volunteers and spectators are highly encouraged to attend and support these kids as they take their own bite of the Big Apple! Sign up to volunteer.

All Participants Will Receive A T-Shirt and Finisher Medal!

Course Map

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