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

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Updated February 2019


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


1) Brand New this Year – Girls on the Run at St. Andrew’s – Owls Head Park – Girls – Grades 3-5 only


running club for girls bay ridge



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

Runs September through November.

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

Practices will be held on weekday evenings and on weekends during the fall.

Registration: Opened: 08/15/2018   Closes: 10/15/2018

Open to: Boys & Girls   born between: 08/31/2002 and 09/01/2011   In Grades: K to 9 for 2018-19 School year





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

Registration Dates: Wednesdays August 29th, September 5th and September 12th Time: 7:00pm-8:30pm  at   Park Slope Performing Arts   135 Windsor Place  Brooklyn NY 11218

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 – midwoodtrack@aol.com


4) City Parks has a free Track and Field Program   Sports@CityParksFoundation.org

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.  

5) Run4Fun – a youth running club   Website here. run4funyrc@gmail.com   They used to run out of Owl’s Head Park, but then changed location.  917-627-2811

6) Open Runs Sponsored by the New York Road Runners in Brooklyn  – On  Saturday mornings children and adults run on the Shore Road! Volunteers from NYRR oversee the event each Saturday. Free

Find out more here. You can run, walk or a combination of them 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.





Running Events in which Kids Can Participate in Bay Ridge:





  • June – Dyker Heights Athletic Association Kids Marathon For many years this group has been sponsoring a kids marathon to raise money for different people/organizations. From 2014 – 2018- it’s been for Olivia’s Foundation – see here  This year it took place on  June 2, 2018.




  • SeptemberChris Hoban Run Kids Dashes follow the 5-mile run.  All participants receive a t-shirt and a medal at the finish line (while supplies lasts)