NYRR Washington Heights Salsa, Blues, and Shamrocks 5K

 

Upper Manhattan's diverse and picturesque Washington Heights neighborhood provides the backdrop for this 5K. On a hilly course that circles Fort Tryon Park and the historic Cloisters, runners are serenaded by musical groups playing—you guessed it—salsa, blues, and Irish folk music, plus gospel, merengue, and jazz!

Net proceeds from the 2018 NYRR Washington Heights Salsa, Blues, and Shamrocks 5K will directly benefit The Armory Foundation.

Event hashtag: #WashHeights5K—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 get unofficial results right after the race!

Course Info

Mile 1: Start at West 173rd Street—five blocks north of the New Balance Track & Field Center at the Armory—and head north (and uphill) on Fort Washington Avenue. Run under the George Washington Bridge at 178th Street and continue uphill, then downhill, then uphill again.

Mile 2: Enter Fort Tryon Park and run a counter-clockwise loop of Margaret Corbin Road over rolling hills.

Mile 3: Exit the park just past the two-mile mark and retrace your steps back down Fort Washington Avenue to the finish near 170th Street.

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–
Mar. 4
NYRR Members$26$31
NYRR Specialty Member*$18$23
NYRR Member Plus$26$31
NYRR Miler/NYRR 5K Member$26$31
NYRR 10K Member$0$0
NYRR Friend (non-members)$41$45
NYRR Friend–Junior$23$28

Kids' Races

Rising New York Road Runners

Bring the whole family uptown for free youth fitness activities and runs with Rising New York Road Runners. Check back soon for more details about the event and how to register.

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, February 24, 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, February 25, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Monday, February 26, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 27, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 28, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 1, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, March 2, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 3, 8:00 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. Souvenirs are subject to availability; please note that souvenirs may not be available at race-day pickup.

On event day, number pickup will take place at the New Balance Track and Field Center at the Armory, 216 Fort Washington Avenue (at West 168th Street) from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.

Bag check, located on 169th Street and Fort Washington Avenue, will be open from 7:30 to 10:15 a.m. Please be sure to allow yourself enough time to get from Race-Day Central to the start.

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.


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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 who 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, March 4, 2018 9:00am

LOCATION
Manhattan

DISTANCE
5K

RACE TYPES
Both Men and Women
Marathon Qualifier
Scored
Staggered Start

EVENT HASHTAG
#WashHeights5K

RACE STATUS
Available

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Registration will close at 11:59pm on Saturday, March 3.

 

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