Track Teams in Bay Ridge and Running Clubs for Kids in Brooklyn

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Updated July 2019


Running has become increasingly more popular. Here are some running teams/clubs in Brooklyn for children:



1) St. Pat’s CYO Cross County Program – $75

Runs September through November. Practices will be held on weekday evenings and on weekends during the Fall.

CYO sponsored events are held at Ally Pond Park in Queens at a scheduled time and date yet to be established.


Open to: Boys & Girls    In Grades: K to 9





2) Last year (2018) this group started -> Girls on the Run at St. Andrew’s – Owls Head Park – Girls – Grades 3-5 only


running club for girls bay ridge

*I couldn’t find their group on the Girls on the Run site.…but maybe you will start your own group.




3) Prospect Park Youth Running Club  135 Windsor Place (near corner of Windsor Place-Next to F Train Station)  Brooklyn 11215    917-363-6671    

Registration Dates: In person registration is at 7:30pm-8:30pm on the following days: Wednesday August 28, 2019 and Wednesday, September 4, 2019 and Wednesday September 11, 2019.  Bring a clear copy of  your child’s birth certificate. 

3 Seasons of Running: Fall Cross Country, Winter Indoor Track, Spring Outdoor Track  (Spring season registration in March)

Boys and girls  age 6-13    First year – $275 – includes uniform and insurance – see here (the following years it is less expensive – $175.00)

Sean Rice, Program Director –



4) Resurrection Church has a Cross Country Team. It starts 9/6/19 – $50 includes a t-shirt and league registration 

Girls and boys ages 5 to 14 can run on this team. High school freshmen can run, if they aren’t on their school team. 

This is part of the CYO parrish team program. (there are  24 parishes from Brooklyn and Queens – St. Pats is one of those teams).

In the Fall, (September to November), they do cross country. They  practice twice a week –  Tuesday and Friday evenings at 6:00 pm. The practice is for 1 hour.

The first practice is on Friday, September 6th at 6:00 pm at the field at Gerristian Ave and Caton. Your child can go to that practice and try it out before you pay.

There are four Sundays where there are meets. Sunday, September 29th is the first meet. Then there are three more meets in October (not Columbus Day Weekend). The CYO sponsored events are held at Ally Pond Park in Queens. Parents bring their child to the event, usually they car pool.

The cost the first year is: $20 registration league fee plus $30 for a high quality shirt – which they can use for several years. The second and subsequent years, you just pay $20 for the registration fee.

In the Spring, they have a Track Team! The track meets are in Astoria Park.





5) City Parks has a free Track and Field Program

In September track and field programs begin at the city parks – see here to register
Learn the basics of the sport, from hurdles and relay races to long jump, shot put and javelin throw at this free program open to boys and girls ages 5-16. Each summer in July and August, lessons are offered at participating parks twice a week. The season ends with  an organized track meet held at Icahn Stadium on Randall’s Island.  

6) Run4Fun – a youth running club   Website here.   They used to run out of Owl’s Head Park, but then changed location.  917-627-2811

7) Open Runs Sponsored by the New York Road Runners in Brooklyn – info here On  Saturday mornings children and adults run on the Shore Road. It’s a three mile run or walk (however much you and your child want to do!) Volunteers from NYRR oversee the event each Saturday. They cheer and offer waterFree. Find out more here. You can run, walk or a combination of both!

Here are some other open runs:


Marine Park: Sundays 8 a.m. – Meet behind the Carmine Carro Community Center on Fillmore Ave.

Brooklyn Bridge Park: Tuesdays 7 p.m. – Meet on the south side of Fornino on Pier 6.

Canarsie Park: Saturdays 9 a.m. – Meet at the park office on Seaview Avenue at E 88th St.





School Groups that have a running group:


Some middle schools in the area have the Rising Road Runners Program – IS 30, Middle school kids at LES, IS 187

Running Events in which Kids Can Participate in Bay Ridge:


  • September 15, 2019 Chris Hoban Run Kids Dash  follows the 5-mile run at Xaverian High School.  All participants receive a t-shirt and a medal at the finish line 


  • March 2020