AlertTonight’s NYRR R-U-N 5K will take place as planned. We will communicate any weather-related changes via the race page and our social media channels.



Tonight’s race will take place as planned. We will communicate any weather-related changes via this page and our social media channels.

This race is sold out.

This race takes place in Central Park in Manhattan. If you're looking for the NYRR R-U-N Brooklyn 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 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 on the 102nd Street Transverse from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., featuring lawn games (cornhole, Connect Four, foosball), social photo booths, and more!

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

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!

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.
CategoryApril 26–
May 9
May 10–
July 27
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 22, 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 23, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Monday, July 24, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 25, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 26, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 27, 7:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

On race day, number and souvenir pickup will be available at Race-Day Central from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; souvenir pickup will also be available after the race. Bag check, also available at Race-Day Central, will be open from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 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. Souvenir size is subject to availability; please note that souvenirs 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 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

Enjoy a post-race popsicle in Central Park, then check out some of these nearby happy hour deals!

Pier i Café
Receive 10% off drinks with your race bib.

Bob’s Your Uncle
Receive $2 off drinks and draft beer ($4 Bob’s Pils excluded) with your race bib.

Screme Gelato
Receive $1 off a small cup or $1.50 off a medium cup with your race bib.

Tavern on the Green
Visit the Tavern To Go post-race happy hour with $6 beer, $8 wine, and a raw bar pop-up.

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

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

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

All race information is subject to change.

Thursday, July 27, 2017 7:00pm

Central Park


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Interactive Course Map

Both Men and Women
Marathon Qualifier
Staggered Start


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