New York Road Runners is proud to partner with OPEN to assist your vital work. We're a non-profit organization providing free P.E. programming nationwide and best known for producing the TCS New York City Marathon. We serve more than 1,300 schools and 250,000 students, and we're dedicated to serving you and your students during this unprecedented school year. You can access all of our content for FREE with only a login!

New York Road Runners, whose mission is to help and inspire people through running, serves 670,000 runners of all ages and abilities annually through races, community runs, walks, training, virtual products, and other running-related programming. Our free youth programs and events serve 125,000 kids in New York City’s five boroughs and 250,000 kids nationally. 

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Welcome 
OPEN Members

We know your students need you more than ever.
Physical education and activity improve students' physical and mental health, building resiliency to face the COVID-19 crisis. To help you instruct your students effectively, regardless of your teaching conditions, we've developed free resources in PLAYBuilder when you become a Play Passholder.

  • Standards-based lesson plans and units of instruction with physical distancing
  • Activities without equipment, or use with minimal equipment safely
  • Instructional videos featuring Olympic and Paralympic athletes
  • Tools for virtual and blended teaching
  • Opportunities for social emotional learning
  • Support for groups in any school setting or by students and families at home
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As a Play Passholder, you will also have access to numerous virtual events, challenges, races, and runs to motivate your students, build your school community, and strengthen peer relationships.

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  • Unlimited access to Rising New York Road Runners' online bank of hundreds more adaptable activities and lesson plans linked to SHAPE America national standards - great ideas for filling curriculum!
  • Personal training and ongoing support from an RNYRR coordinator for  your school's Program Lead
  • Rewards for your students, your school, and program staff as you reach movement milestones
  • Instructional start-up kit with gear to get your program up and running
  • Virtual events, challenges, races, and runs to motivate your students, build your school community, and strengthen peer relationships

Make this experience rewarding.
In addition to the free resources described above, you can upgrade your account for FREE. Program Pass offers an even more comprehensive P.E. program that offers your school or after-school progam:

P.E. has never been more important, and we're here to help you provide great P.E. instruction throughout this school year. Please contact us with any questions: email risingnyrr@nyrr.org.