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This race takes place in Central Park in Manhattan. If you're looking for the NYRR Brooklyn R-U-N 5K in Prospect Park, visit this page.

R-U-N? We are! Back on the summer schedule, the NYRR R-U-N 5K is a unique, social weekday run in Central Park, with a race start time of 7:00 p.m.

Challenge your friends, runners and non-runners alike—R-U-N?—to join you for 3.1 miles in Central Park asa twist to your usual Thursday happy hour. Come to the park early for our pre-race activities, and keep the evening going with some post-race deals at local spots.

Event hashtag: #r_u_n_5K—use it in your tweets, Instagrams, and Facebook posts!

Live Results

Live unofficial results are available during the race at and in the NYRR app. Features include leaderboards, map tracking, and an individual runner search that can be shared on Facebook and Twitter. Tell your friends and family to follow your progress, and get unofficial results right after the race!

Why Race with New York Road Runners?

A portion of this event's proceeds supports NYRR’s mission to help and inspire people through running, and benefits NYRR’s youth and community programs.

Course Info

Mile 1: Start on West Drive at 91st Street and head south to the one-mile mark just before the 72nd Street Transverse.

Mile 2: Turn left onto the 72nd Street Transverse and head east to East Drive. Turn left onto East Drive and continue north to the two-mile mark near 82nd Street.

Mile 3: Follow East Drive past the Reservoir and pass the three-mile mark near 100th Street. Continue on East Drive to the finish just before the 102nd Street Cross Drive.

Entry Fees

*The NYRR Specialty Members category includes NYRR members in the following levels: Junior, Senior, Armed Service, Collegiate, and NYRR Youth Programs Leads and Assistants.
CategoryFeb. 20–
March 7
March 8–
July 26
NYRR Members$18$23
NYRR Specialty Members*$10$15
NYRR Member Plus$18$23
NYRR Miler/NYRR 5K Member$18$23
NYRR 10K Member$0$0
NYRR Friend (non-members)$33$37
NYRR Friend–Junior$15$20

Number Pickup & Registration

Numbers (which include your timing tag) and souvenirs may be picked up at the NYRR RUNCENTER at 320 West 57th Street (between Eighth and Ninth avenues) on the following dates:

  • Saturday, July 21, 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 22, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Monday, July 23, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 24, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 25, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 26, 7:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Show the QR code from your race confirmation email or your My NYRR account to pick up your race materials. Please pick up during the week to avoid crowds on race day. Race-day lines may impact your ability to get to the start on time. Souvenirs are subject to availability.

On race day, number and souvenir pickup will be available from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m at Race-Day Central on the 102nd Street Cross Drive. Souvenir pickup will also be available after the race until 8:00 p.m.

Bag check, located at Race-Day Central, will be open from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. If you wish to check a bag, please allow additional time for bag check and security.

If you're unable to pick up your race materials, a friend or family member can pick up for you; the person will need your QR code (printed or digitally). This policy is in effect for all of our races except the TCS New York City Marathon.

Code of Conduct | Rules of Competition | Race Procedures | Run Clean

Post-Race Festival

Check back closer to race day for a list of pre-race activities and post-race offers and opportunities.

Please note: There are no overall or age-group awards for this race.

Use the MTA's Trip Planner to plan your race-day transportation.

If you bike to the race, please follow our bike parking guidelines.

All race information is subject to change.

Thursday, July 26, 2018 7:00pm

Central Park


Both Men and Women
Marathon Qualifier
Staggered Start



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Registration will close at 11:00am on Wednesday, July 25.


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