City Parks Foundation Seeks Participants for Free “Family Adventure Race”

Calling All Adventurous Families!
Supported by New York Road Runners

July 3, 2017 — New York, NY — City Parks Foundation’s “Family Adventure Race” is an exciting, parent-child race that incorporates basic exercises and sports skills, and provides a healthy, one-hour dose of fun for all. The 2017 races will take place in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens, Marine Park in Brooklyn, Inwood Hill Park in Manhattan, Crotona Park in the Bronx and Conference House Park on Staten Island, on a course featuring 12 activity stations. Team members must properly perform the required exercise or task before advancing to the next station and final run to the finish line. Activities include: javelin throw, jump rope, basketball free throw, hurdles, and a mini climbing wall.  Awards will be given to the top three finishers in each race.  All participants who finish the race will receive a medal.

Sunday, July 9, 2017
Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens
Fountain of the Planets (near the Unisphere)

Sunday, July 23, 2017
Marine Park, Brooklyn

3301 Avenue U (near the Nature Center)

Saturday, July 29, 2017
Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan 

Seaman Ave. and W. 207th St. 

Saturday, August 5, 2017
Crotona Park, Bronx

1700 Crotona Ave. (North of the Tennis Courts)

Sunday, August 13, 2017
Conference House Park, Staten Island

298 Satterlee St.

9:00 a.m. / Race start time
10:00 a.m. / Race start time

TO REGISTER: Free registration is required.

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 second year. The five 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 13 neighborhood parks across the city. NYRR Open Run’s site selection aligns with the goals of the NYC Parks’ Community Parks Initiative (CPI), which makes investments in neighborhood parks with the greatest needs. 

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.

About New York Road Runners
Founded in 1958, New York Road Runners (NYRR) has grown from a local running club to the world’s premier community running organization, whose mission is to help and inspire people through running. NYRR’s commitment to New York City’s five boroughs features races, community events, youth running initiatives, school programs, and training resources that provide hundreds of thousands of people each year, from children to seniors, with the motivation, know-how, and opportunity to Run for Life. NYRR’s premier event, and the largest marathon in the world, is the TCS New York City Marathon. Held annually on the first Sunday in November, the race features 50,000 runners, from the world’s top professional athletes to a vast range of competitive, recreational, and charity runners. To learn more, visit

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