Update: Runners, please look for an email from us with an information on next steps, following the cancellation of this event.

We want to say a huge thank you to all our runners, volunteers, and staff for their patience and understanding as we worked through the heat and lightning challenges that faced today’s NYRR R-U-N 5K. Everyone’s safety is always our number one concern, and given the severe weather that materialized in the immediate area shortly before the race start time, we unfortunately had to cancel the run.

Our staff was looking forward to this event immensely, and we feel the disappointment just as keenly as our runners and volunteers when we have to cancel. As we’ve communicated, all registered runners will receive their 9+1 credit for the race, and all volunteers who checked in this evening will receive their +1 credit. Runner souvenir cups will be available at the NYRR Running Annex (322 Columbus Ave) starting next Monday, August 15.

We look forward to seeing you all at our next event, and thank you again for your patience and perseverance today.

R-U-N? We are! Back on the summer schedule for its second year, the NYRR R-U-N 5K is a unique, social-themed 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 scenic Central Park. Afterward, head out of the park to continue your evening and enjoy refreshments with your fellow runners at a nearby establishment—a twist to your usual Thursday happy hour.

Be sure to come early in order to enjoy our pre-race festival, featuring lawn games, a photo booth, and more!

Event hashtag: #r_u_n_5K—use it in your public tweets and Instagrams to be automatically entered into the NYRR Social Hashtag Challenge to win prizes!

Course Info

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

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

Mile 3: Follow East Drive around 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.

Number Pickup & Registration

Numbers (which include your timing tag) and souvenirs may be picked up at the NYRR Running Annex at 322 Columbus Avenue (between West 75th and West 76th streets). Number pickup is offered Monday through Thursday for this race during the following hours:

  • Monday, August 8, 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 9, 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 10, 11:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 11, 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

On race day, number pickup will be available at Race-Day Central from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Bag check, also available at Race-Day Central, will be open from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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) and will need to know your T-shirt size. This policy is in effect only for our weekly races, not for the United Airlines NYC Half or the TCS New York City Marathon.

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

All race information is subject to change.

Post-Race Festival

Please note: You must present your bib at the time of transaction in order to receive these discounts.

Tavern on the Green:

1 Tavern on the Green 67th Street & Central Park West, New York, NY 10023 

Reduced pricing will be offered at the Main Bar, the Courtyard bar, and the Beer Garden: $6 beers, $8 glasses of red or white wine, and $8 glasses of sangria.

One complimentary glass of prosecco or beer will be offered with the purchase of one individual entrée.



40 Central Park South, New York, NY 10021

An extended happy hour will be offered from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.


Hill Country BBQ:

30 W 26th Street, New York, NY 10010

345 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Reduced-price drinks will be offered, including: $6 glasses of red or white wine, $5 shiner drafts, and $4 Budweiser cans.


Maxwell's Central Park

1325 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10029

An extended happy hour will be offered all night, including: $5 draft beer, $5 for select wines and prosecco, and $6 well drinks.

Thursday, August 11, 2016 7:00pm

Central Park


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Marathon Qualifier
Staggered Start





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