Born in Brooklyn, Harry Murphy (1914-1993) was a founding member of NYRR in 1958 and co-founded the Prospect Park Track Club (PPTC) in 1970. A sign maker by trade, Murphy painted countless signs for NYRR events, earning the nickname "The Brush."
As a runner, coach, and mentor, Murphy is remembered by PPTC members for his innovative workouts and for helping many to develop a love for running. Those runners who did not have the privilege of knowing Murphy before he passed away in 1993 can celebrate his legacy on the trails of Van Cortlandt Park at this race.
Event hashtag: #HarryMurphyXC—use it in your tweets, Instagrams, and Facebook posts!
Please note: NYRR cross country races are not 9+1 qualifiers.
Each of NYRR's cross country races allows for 400 runners to register online. When a cross country race reaches its online capacity, this will be noted on the race page. Additional runners will be able to sign up at the event. We do not accept cash for entry fees. Acceptable forms of payment are: credit card, money order, or check.
Start on "The Flats," a wide field bordering Broadway, and head south. Turn left/east to pass the Van Cortlandt Mansion along the southern edge of The Flats, then take another left to head north toward the woods at the Cow Path entrance. Follow the trail as you continue north.
Continue on the trail as it runs parallel to the Henry Hudson Parkway, and make the right turn toward the Back Hills as you reach the bridge that crosses over the Parkway.
Complete the Back Hills loop, then turn right after crossing back over the bridge to head toward The Flats. Exit the woods with about three-quarters of a mile to go, bear right, and continue to the finish along Broadway beyond the Tortoise and Hare statue.
|Category||July 7–20||July 21– |
|NYRR Specialty Member*||$8||$10|
|NYRR Member Plus||$11||$13|
|NYRR Miler/NYRR 5K Member||$11||$13|
|NYRR 10K Member||$0||$0|
|NYRR Friend (non-members)||$11||$13|
Numbers (which include your timing tag) 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.
On race day, number pickup will be at Van Cortlandt Park at Race-Day Central, near the Tortoise and Hare statue at Broadway and 248th Street, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Bag check, also located at Race-Day Central, will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 12:45 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 our races except the TCS New York City Marathon.
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. Awards will be available after the race and distributed on-site.
Follow The MTA's Weekender schedule to plan your race-day transportation.
All race information is subject to change.
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