NYRR Young Runners 800-Meter Finals to include top New York City youth; NYRR Wanamaker Mile to feature nine Olympians, with Shannon Rowbury going for a three-peat in the women’s race
NYRR Millrose Games to be broadcast live nationally on NBC from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (ET) and streamed live on USATF.tv from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (ET)
The 110th NYRR Millrose Games on Saturday, February 11, at the New Balance Track and Field Center at The Armory, will highlight the year-round partnership between The Armory Foundation, which oversees the premier indoor track and field center in America, and New York Road Runners, the world’s largest community running organization.
NYRR has been the title sponsor of the NYRR Millrose Games since 2014, and for the second consecutive year the next generation of stars will share the same track as Olympians at the event. The NYRR Young Runners 800-Meter Finals will feature the top NYRR Young Runners from New York City’s five boroughs just before the world’s top sprinters and Olympians compete in the iconic NYRR Wanamaker Mile.
“The NYRR Millrose Games serves as the perfect event to showcase New York Road Runners’ impactful partnership with The Armory Foundation,” said Michael Capiraso, president and CEO of New York Road Runners. “The event will feature a talented group of runners of all ages, from our young runners here in New York City to Olympians from around the world, making for a memorable day for all participants.”
The NYRR Millrose Games will be broadcast live nationally on NBC this year from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (ET) as part of the USATF Championship Series. Fans can also catch the excitement on the live webcast from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST on USATF.tv. For those unable to attend the NYRR Millrose Games in-person, a viewing party will be held from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (ET) at the NYRR RUNCENTER.
“The 110th edition of the NYRR Millrose Games is shaping up to be an outstanding day of track and field, which sports fans across the country can watch on network television thanks to the USATF and NBC,” said Peter Ciaccia, president of events of New York Road Runners and the race director of the TCS New York City Marathon. “The fastest athletes on the track will be taking center stage, with the prestigious NYRR Wanamaker Mile featuring Olympic and U.S. medalists along with some of the best high school talent in America.”
The NYRR Young Runners 800-Meter Finals will include 15 boys and 15 girls who qualified for the event at January’s NYRR Millrose Games Trials at The Armory. The boys will take to the start line at 2:24 p.m., and the girls will line up at 4:14 p.m.
The youth participants are all part of NYRR Young Runners, a free distance-running program in which kids learn to run distances up to four miles while training together as a team. The program is offered to all New York City public schools and is also available for free to youth clubs and before and after-school programs in underserved communities.
There are 215,000 youth served nationally through NYRR’s free youth running programs and events, including 115,000 in New York City’s five boroughs.
NYRR has partnered with The Armory Foundation since 2007 and sponsors year-round events at the venue in support of the 125,000 kids it serves annually. NYRR is involved in many events and programs The Armory offers throughout the year, including the NYRR Millrose Games, the NYRR Thursday Night at the Races, its season-long high school training program, and several youth events.
At the NYRR Millrose Games, NYRR is also supporting the NYRR 4x200 and the
NYRR Fastest Kid on the Block events, with both races featuring inspiring youth runners who participate in NYRR’s free youth running programs across New York City’s five boroughs and beyond.
The NYRR Millrose Games will culminate with the NYRR Wanamaker Mile, the meet’s signature event which has taken place every year on the men’s side since 1926 and on the women’s side since 1976. This year’s field will include nine Olympians, including two-time defending champion Shannon Rowbury and Rio 2016 Olympic bronze medalist Clayton Murphy. Rowbury is the American-record holder in both the 1500 meters and 5000 meters, while Murphy set a personal best over 800 meters in Rio last year, running 1:42.93 to become the third-fastest American in history.
The women’s and men’s NYRR Wanamaker Mile races will start at 5:27 p.m. and 5:50 p.m. (ET), respectively.
Tickets to the NYRR Millrose Games are available for purchase here.