Need to get ready for Thanksgiving? Sign up for the NYRR NYC 60K, a race with a long history for New York-area ultrarunners and an illustrious list of former champions. Nothing builds up an appetite for turkey like running nine loops around Central Park. After 37.2 miles, you’ll even be ready to tackle those leftovers!
Please make sure that you're properly trained for this challenging distance. The event will have a time limit of 9 hours and 30 minutes. The course will close at 5:30 p.m.
This race will be scored by gun time (not net time; there are no start mats) and all runners should start promptly at 8:00 a.m.
We'll provide a clear bag and label (with your bib number) to runners who want to access their own food and beverages during the event. You'll hand in this bag at pickup, and it will be placed on our nutrition station table at East 90th Street. This bag is for food and drinks only. If you leave unattended bags or items at another park location, they may be confiscated by NYPD and race security staff.
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Please note: This race does not count toward the 9+1 program.
The race starts in Central Park at Engineers’ Gate with a counterclockwise 5.2-mile loop (blue/red), followed by eight four-mile counterclockwise “inner” loops.
Loop 1 (5.2 miles): Start on East Drive at 90th Street by Engineers' Gate and the statue of Fred Lebow. Head north towards the 102nd Street Cross Drive. Turn left onto the 102nd Street Cross Drive. Turn left onto West Drive and run south through a series of three rolling hills as you pass the Reservoir on your left. Enjoy a downhill, then a flat section. Loop around the bottom of Central Park and begin running north on East Drive. Ascend Cat Hill and continue north back to the start/finish line at Engineers' Gate (East 90th Street).
Loops 2-9 (4 miles each): Continue past the start/finish line, running north on East Drive, and make a left turn onto the 102nd Street Cross Drive. Head west on the 102nd Street Cross Drive and turn left onto West Drive. Follow West Drive over a series of rolling hills, followed by a downhill, and then a flat section. Turn left onto the 72nd Street Transverse, and then make another left at East Drive to ascend Cat Hill. Continue north back to the start/finish line at Engineer's Gate. Run this loop a total of eight times to complete the 60-kilometer distance.
Water will be available on the course. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, fruit, and snacks will also be available.
|Category||July 7–20||July 21– |
|NYRR Specialty Member*||$30||$35|
|NYRR Member Plus||$35||$40|
|NYRR Miler/NYRR 5K Member||$35||$40|
|NYRR 10K Member||$0||$0|
|NYRR Friend (non-members)||$45||$50|
Race packets, including your race number and shirt, must be picked up on race day only (November 19) from 6:45 to 7:45 a.m. at East 90th Street on the bridle path inside Central Park. Shirt sizes are subject to availability.
Race-day registration will be available from 6:45 to 7:45 a.m. at East 90th Street on the bridle path inside Central Park. Bag check will be available south of the start/finish area.
The race will start at 8:00 a.m. sharp, so allow ample time to check in and be aware that street parking may be difficult.
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