2,000 NYC Kids Competed in Track & Field Events… Javelin, Shot Put, Long Jump, Runs, Relays, Hurdles and more!

CITY PARKS FOUNDATION HOSTS 2017 TRACK & FIELD CITYWIDE CHAMPIONSHIPS AT ICAHN STADIUM

2,000 NYC Kids Competed in Track & Field Events… Javelin, Shot Put, Long Jump, Runs, Relays, Hurdles and more!

New York, NY — On Wednesday, August 9, City Parks Foundation hosted over 2,000 youngsters, ages five to 16, for a day of healthy competition at the 16th Annual CityParks Track & Field Citywide Championships, summer’s largest Track & Field sports games at the world-class Icahn Stadium. Young New Yorkers, including children with special needs, perfected their skills all summer long at 13 neighborhood park sites across the five boroughs, courtesy of the free CityParks Track & Field program.

The friendly “Battle of the Boroughs” Championship Meet saw teams from each park site come together to represent their neighborhoods and demonstrate their track and field prowess. Events included Javelin, Discus, Shot Put, Triple Jump, Long Jump, 400 & 800 Meter Runs, Hurdles, 4×100 Meter Relay and 100 Meter Dash competitions by age group. Medals were awarded to all participants.

City Parks Foundation Track & Field Meet 8.9.2017 photo by Astrid Asmundsson (8)

City Parks Foundation Track & Field Meet 8.9.2017 photo by Astrid Asmundsson (6)

About CityParks Track & Field
CityParks Track & Field offers free track & field instruction for boys and girls, ages five to 16, with lessons held twice a week from July through August in parks citywide. CityParks Track & Fieldgives New York City kids the chance to learn the basics of the sport, from hurdles and relay races, to long jump, shot put and javelin throw. All participating youngsters have the opportunity to display the basic skills learned at the end of the season at an organized track meet held at Icahn Stadium, the world class sports complex on Randall’s Island.

Generous private support for CityParks Track & Field is provided by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Randall’s Island Park Alliance, and the Aviation Development Council. Betsy Head Park program generously funded by L+M Development Partners. Public support is provided by New York City Council. In partnership with the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. 

About City Parks Foundation
City Parks Foundation (CPF) is the only independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to offer programs in public parks throughout the five boroughs of New York City. At CPF, we are dedicated to invigorating and transforming parks into dynamic, vibrant centers of urban life through sports, arts, community development and education programs for all New Yorkers. Our programs and community building initiatives  — located in more than 350 parks, recreation centers and public schools across New York City  — reach 425,000 people each year. Our ethos is simple: we believe thriving parks mean thriving communities.

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