McCarren Field Day


Over forty local athletes competed in Friends of McCarren’s first ever Field Day on September 10, braving an obstacle course of cones, police barricades, long kicks and hula hoops. In a true team spirit, nearly thirty New York Road Runners volunteers joined to help coordinate the event – and take on the obstacle course challenge. Meanwhile, McCarren tots competed in mini games like target throw and tunnel crawl, enjoyed farmers market apples and cider, and got their faces painted. Friends of McCarren plan to bring all of North Brooklyn athletes to the park again soon, so stay tuned!

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