Rising New York Road Runners at the Washington Heights Salsa, Blues, and Shamrocks 5K


Get the 2019 Rising New York Road Runners event season started in vibrant Washington Heights! Boys and girls of all stages and ability levels are invited to run. Sign up to be part of the fun, which includes musical performances from salsa, blues, and Irish folk musicians on course. Register to take part in a day of enjoyment for the whole family.

Event hashtags: #RisingNYRR and #WashHeights5K—use them in your tweets, Instagrams, and Facebook posts!


The chart below is a guide to the stages available at this event. Use the chart to determine the appropriate stage for your child. If you need help determining your child's stage, contact mynyrr@nyrr.org.

Stage Ages Event Type Register If...
1 2 to 11 Non-competitive
Untimed shorter distances
Fitness activities
Your child is new to physical activity or running, but likes playing games and being active.
2 8 to 18 Non-competitive
Untimed medium distances
Fitness activities
Your child likes running, but isn’t ready for a competitive event. Your child likes playing games and being active.
3 12 to 18 Competitive
Timed longer distances
Fitness activities
Your child is comfortable running a longer distance and racing other kids in a competitive setting.


Register your child by clicking on the appropriate button below. Please register your child for only one stage.

*Stage is near capacity


Event Start Time Distance
Stage 3 Boys and Girls 8:00 a.m. 1500 meters
Stage 2 Boys and Girls 8:20 a.m. 1500 meters
Stage 1 Boys and Girls 10:15 a.m. Varies by age

Kids Can Visit the Intrepid Museum for Free

On event days, your child’s Rising New York Road Runners bib will get them free admission to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, with the purchase of a full-priced adult ticket. Just present your race bib at the Intrepid’s box office to receive this offer.

Course Info

Stage 1 heats will take place on Fort Washington Avenue; check back closer to race day for more information.

For the 1500-meter Stage 2 and 3 heats: Start at Fort Washington Avenue near West 173rd Street and run north to the turnaround at West 181st Street. The finish line will be on Fort Washington Avenue near West 172nd Street.

Entry Fees

All Participants

Number Pickup & Registration

Numbers (which include a timing tag for Stage 3) may be picked up at the NYRR RUNCENTER at 320 West 57th Street (between Eighth and Ninth avenues) on the following dates:

  • Sunday, February 24, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Monday, February 25, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 26, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 27, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 28, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, March 1, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 2, 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.

Show the QR code from your confirmation email or your My NYRR account to pick up your materials. Please pick up during the week to avoid crowds on event day. Numbers will be available on event day from 7:00 to 10:00 a.m. Event-day lines may impact your ability to get to the start on time.

Reversible New Balance headbands, the souvenir for this event, will be available for pickup on race day only at Race-Day Central and are subject to availability.

Code of Conduct | Rules of Competition | Race Procedures | FAQs

Due to elevator replacement, there will be no 1 trains stopping at West 168th Street in either direction.

Follow The MTA's Weekender schedule to plan your event-day transportation.

If you bike to the event, please follow our bike parking guidelines.

All information is subject to change.


All finishers will receive a ribbon. Top finishers in Stage 3 heats will be given podium awards.


Sunday, March 3, 2019 8:00am


Various Distances

Download Course Map (PDF)

Stage 1
Stage 2
Stage 3

#RisingNYRR and #WashHeights5K

Near Capacity

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Registration will close at 11:59pm on Saturday, March 2.


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