Last Updated: Sep 07, 2018 01:32PM EST

Do NYRR races have age restrictions?

If a race does not have an age restriction listed on its event page, then the following limits apply (based on distance):

  • Less than half-marathon: Ages 6 and up
  • Half-marathon: Ages 12 and up
  • Marathon and ultramarathon: Ages 18 and up
  • Virtual Racing: Ages 18 and up
For all NYRR races occurring on or after January 1, 2019, the minimum age restrictions below will apply. Learn more about NYRR's age policy.
Race Distance Minimum Age Suggested Max Frequency
5K/4 miles 8   3x/year until age 14 
8K/5 miles 8   3x/year until age 15
10K/7 miles 12   3x/year until age 15 
15K/10M 16   2x/year until age 17
Half-marathon 16   1x/year until age 18 
Marathon 18   N/A