Teams of kids, ages five to 16, from the 13 CityParks Track & Field sites across the city competed in various events throughout the day. track and field instruction for boys and girls, ages five to 16, with lessons held twice a week from July through August in parks citywide. North Shore-LIJ Health System is a signature sponsor of City Parks Foundation’s Sports & Fitness Programs, which offer free expert instruction to over 15,000 New York youth and seniors at more than 60 locations citywide.
On August 9, City Parks Foundation held its 11th Annual CityParks Track & Field Citywide Championships, bringing over 2,000 city youth to the world-class Icahn Stadium on Randall’s Island for a day of healthy competition in a wide range of track and field events. The track and field meet gave all participants of CityParks Track & Field program, which provided free lessons in parks across the city this summer, an opportunity to experience the exhilarating spirit of the Olympics, close to home. Children from Astoria Park, Juniper Valley Park and Victory Field were among the participants in the day’s activities. Teams of kids, ages five to 16, from the 13 CityParks Track & Field sites across the city competed in various events throughout the day, including javelin, discus, shot put, triple jump, long jump, 400 and 800 meter runs, hurdles, 4x100 meter relay, and 100 meter dash. The meet also included events for children with special needs, including a 100 meter dash that included children in wheelchairs, javelin, long jump and hurdles. In addition, there was a “giant” relay race for peewee runners, ages five to seven. Championship medals at peewee, beginner, and intermediate levels were awarded to first and second place winners. CityParks Track & Field offers free