This year, NYRR turns 60 years old. Help us celebrate by donning your favorite old-school running gear and taking a walk—no, a run—down Memory Lane at the NYRR Retro 4-Miler. This is a throwback-themed race in the perfect spot—Central Park—where many iconic moments in running have occurred!
Be on the lookout for our vintage lead car, old-school running gear, and other suprises. In the spirit of historical races, the course won’t feature clocks at each mile; instead, staff will call out splits just like back in the day!
Arrive early on race day for some throwback stretches and calisthenics, and stay tuned for more information about pre- and post-race activities.
Whether this is your first race or your 500th, come out for an unforgettable day of running.
Event hashtag: #NYRRretro—use it in your tweets, Instagrams, and Facebook posts!
Live unofficial results are available during the race at liveresults.nyrr.org 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!
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.
The course is the four-mile Central Park "inner loop."
Mile 1: Start on East Drive near East 68th Street and run north, ascending Cat Hill.
Mile 2: Continue north and and pass Engineers' Gate (East 90th Street). Turn left onto the 102nd Street Transverse.
Mile 3: Turn left on West Drive and run south through a series of three rolling hills as you pass the Reservoir on your left.
Mile 4: Enjoy a downhill, then a flat section. Turn left onto the 72nd Street Transverse and finish just west of Bethesda Terrace.
|March 8– |
|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|
Numbers (which include your timing tag) and cotton T-shirts may be picked up at the NYRR RUNCENTER at 320 West 57th Street (between Eighth and Ninth avenues) on the following dates:
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. T-shirt sizes are subject to availability; please note that T-shirts may not be available at race-day pickup.
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 only for our weekly races, and not for the TCS New York City Marathon.
On race day, pickup will be available at Race-Day Central from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. Check back soon for a course map. If you pick up on race day, please be sure to allow yourself enough time to get from Race-Day Central to the start.
Bag check, located on Center Road, will be open from 6:30 to 10:00 a.m. If you wish to check a bag, please allow additional time for bag check and security.
Don't miss the race-day festival, which runs from 8:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Awards will be available to the top three men and women overall, as well as in age and gender groups as explained in this article. A list of all award winners will be posted in the results for each race.
|NYRR Member Prize Money for Men and Women|
(Determined by Gun Time)
|NYRR Member Age-Group Prize Money for Men and Women|
(Determined by Net Time)
|1st 50+ AG||$75|
|2nd 50+ AG||$50|
|3rd 50+ AG||$25|
|Time Bonuses (Determined by Gun Time)|
|Men's winner who breaks the event record|
(18:45, Gosa Tefera, 2015)
|Women's winner who breaks the event record|
(22:04, Sarah Cummings, 2016)
|First three men under 19:30||$100|
|First three women under 22:15||$100|
To be eligible for NYRR member prize money, participants must have an active NYRR membership for six months prior to race day.
Athletes who have been suspended for doping by a governing body are not eligible to participate in, and should not apply for entry in, NYRR races. Extenuating circumstances may be reviewed by the NYRR Race Director.
Follow The MTA's Weekender schedule 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.
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