City Parks Foundation’s ‘Family Adventure Race’

City Parks Foundation’s ‘Family Adventure Race’ is an exciting, parent-child race that incorpates basic exercises and sports skills, and provides a healthy, one-hour dose of fun for parents and youth aged 7 to 12. The second of the 2019 races will take place on Saturday, July 27 in Inwood Hill Park in Manhattan, followed by Saturday, August 10 in Crotona Park in the Bronx, on a timed course featuring 12 activity stations. Team members must properly perform the required exercise or task together before advancing to the next station and final run to the finish line. Activities include: javelin throw, jumprope, hurdles, a mini-climbing wall and more.

Awards will be given to the top three finishers in each race. All participants who finish the race will receive a medal. Registration in advance is encouraged and walk-ups are welcome. Each park will feature two races at 9 and 10 a.m.

On Saturday, July 27 at Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan, there will be two heats, one at 9 a.m. and one at 10 a.m.

On Saturday, August 10, at Crotona Park, there will also be two heats, one at 9 a.m. and one at 10 a.m.

Free registration is required. Visit

Team must include one parent or guardian and up to two children (open to ages 8 to 12).

For more information, call (718) 760-6999 or email

Through City Parks Foundation and New York Road Runners’ (NYRR) partnership, the Family Adventure Race series will return to all five boroughs of New York City for a third year. The three parks selected to host this year’s Family Adventure Races were chosen from a roster of NYRR Open Run Parks. NYRR Open Runs are NYRR’s free, weekly running and walking program, which brings active recreational programming to 16 neighborhood parks across the city. NYRR Open Runs site selection aligns with the goals of the NYC Parks’ Community Parks Initiative (CPI), which makes investments in neighborhood parks with the greatest needs.

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