Frequently asked questions

Registration Site and Process

How do I register for the RBC Race for the Kids?

It’s a two-step process. First, you must pre-register here or click “Pre-Register” at the top right corner of the page. Within 24 hours of inputting the information required, you will receive an email invitation with a registration code from New York Road Runners. Once you have completed NYRR’s registration form, only then will your registration will be complete.

Can I make a donation, even if I don’t want to participate on Race Day?

Yes, you can make a donation here. Or in the top right corner, click on “Donate”, select one of our suggested donation amounts or choose your own amount.

If I want to attend the picnic but not run the race, do I still have to register?

Yes! You can register here or click “Pre-Register” at the top right corner of the page. When prompted select “RBC Picnic Only.”

How do I register my family members?

You can register your friends and family while you’re registering yourself. Add the number of people who will join you, and the system will prompt you to include their name, and email.

NOTE: Children under the age of 8 can only participate on our 1.4 Family Fun Run. Children between the ages of 8-18 can choose between the 1.4 and 4 mile. Any child under the age of 2 years old does not need to register.

Important Dates and Race Day logistics

When is the RBC Race For the Kids?

April 24th, 2022

What time does the race start?

8:00 am

Where is the race happening?

Central Park near the bandshell

Will there be an RBC picnic?

Yes! To save your spot for the RBC Picnic, and register for your tickets here.

Do I need to register my child?

Yes. All children between the ages of 2-18 need to be registered. Children between the ages of 2-8 can participate in the 1.4 Family Fun Run, and those between 8-18 have the choice of 1.4 or the 4 mile. Note that children under the age of 2 do not need to be registered.

Can I walk my dog during the race?

Unfortunately due to Central Park permits, dogs are not permitted on the race course.

Fundraising and Charitable Support

Where will my donations go?

All donations go to Memorial Sloan Kettering and their work to cure pediatric cancer. If you’d like to learn more about MSK and their work, click here.

Can I donate to the charity of my choice?

No, to maximize our positive impact, all proceeds will go to Memorial Sloan Kettering and their work to cure pediatric cancer.

Can I fundraise?

Yes! After pre-registering, you will receive a personal link which you can post on social media or send to friends and family via email.

How do I get my tax receipt?

An email will be sent to you with your tax receipt after you complete your donation. Please note that sometimes our emails can get caught in your junk mail folders

I would like to make a donation from my foundation and cannot make a payment via credit card.

Please email for instructions on additional forms of payment.

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