Boomer’s Cystic Fibrosis Run to Breathe (4M) Brought to You by UnitedHealthcare

 

Join Team Boomer for the eighth-annual Run to Breathe and help them win the fight against cystic fibrosis, a genetic disease that attacks the lungs. Team Boomer works to encourage people with cystic fibrosis to live active, healthy life styles, and welcomes any athlete to join the team to raise funds and awareness for the cause.

In 1993, former NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason learned that his son Gunnar was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF). Never ones to back down from a fight, he and his wife Cheryl founded the Boomer Esiason Foundation (BEF) and decided right then and there to fight to find a cure for CF. Boomer’s Cystic Fibrosis Run to Breathe (4M) brought to you by UnitedHealthcare helps support BEF’s fundraising and awareness efforts.

One dollar from each race entry will benefit the Boomer Esiason Foundation. Visit the Boomer Esiason Foundation web site to learn more and to make an additional donation. Registered runners can also support the Boomer Esiason Foundation by joining Team Boomer. As a member of Team Boomer, you will receive benefits such as an official Team Boomer uniform and a personalized fundraising page.

Event hashtag: #RuntoBreathe—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 because the system works great on mobile devices, you can get unofficial results right after the race!

Course Info

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 onto 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.

Entry Fees

*The NYRR Specialty Members category includes New York Road Runners members in the following levels: Junior, Senior, Armed Service, Collegiate, and NYRR Youth Program Leads and Assistants.
CategoryOct. 5–18Oct. 19–
April 7
NYRR Member$18$23
NYRR Specialty Member*$10$15
NYRR Member Plus$18$23
NYRR Miler/NYRR 5K Member$18$23
NYRR 10K Member$0$0
NYRR Friend (non-member)$33$37
NYRR Friend–Junior$15$20

Number Pickup & Registration

Numbers (which include your timing tag) and T-shirts may be picked up at the NYRR RUNCENTER at 320 West 57th Street (between Eighth and Ninth avenues) on the following dates:

  • Saturday, March 31, 8:00 a.m.--8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 1, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Monday, April 2, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 3, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 4, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 5, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, April 6, 7:00 a.m.–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. T-shirt sizes are subject to availability; please note that T-shirts may not be available at race-day pickup.

On race day, numbers will be available from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at Race-Day Central, located at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park.

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.

Bag check, also located at the Naumburg Bandshell, will be open from 7:30 to 11:00 a.m.


Code of Conduct | Rules of Competition | Race Procedures | Run Clean


Post-Race Festival

Don't miss the race-day festival, which runs from 7:30 to 11:00 a.m. Team Boomer will hold a prize drawing at 10:30 a.m. Check back soon for more details.

Awards

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.

Award winners that wish to receive an award plaque should complete our online claim form.


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.

DATE
Sunday, April 8, 2018 9:00am

LOCATION
Central Park

DISTANCE
4 Miles

RACE TYPES
Both Men and Women
Marathon Qualifier
Scored
Staggered Start

EVENT HASHTAG
#RuntoBreathe

RACE STATUS
Available

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Registration will close at 11:59pm on Friday, April 6.

 

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