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Sunday, December 6, 2020

NYCRUNS Cocoa Classic 5K

Start Time: START TIME: WAVES STARTING AT 7 AM - 12 PM
Riverside Park
108th St and Riverside Drive
New York, NY
5K

THE RACE

For spectacular views of the Hudson, nothing beats Riverside park for early winter beauty, plus some challenging hills will keep you on your toes. Crossing the finish line and you’ll be greeted with steaming cocoa! Afterwards, visit nearby Grant’s Tomb and Riverside Church, or simply claim a park bench and enjoy watching the boat traffic on the Hudson river for a perfect day in NYC!

Please be aware that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all aspects of this race are extremely subject to change.

COVID-19

COVID-19 has changed many things about our events. The following procedures will be in effect for this event:

  • You may not attend the event if you have experienced symptoms of COVID-19 or tested positive in the fourteen (14) days prior to the event.
  • You must wear a face covering throughout this event other than when running.
  • When running, you may remove the covering only when you can maintain social distance and the covering must remain around your head in some fashion so it can easily be reapplied. The covering must be worn for the first 500 and last 500 feet of the race (it should be on when you reach the mile 3 marker.)
  • No guests are allowed at the race site
  • Upon entry to the race site, a medical professional will take and record your temperature.
  • To avoid crowding, you must show up on time for your designated wave and leave immediately after completing your race.
  • Running in a group of two or more is not permitted.
  • If you test positive for COVID-19 within the fourteen days following the event, you must email theteam@nycruns.com so that we may notify staff and participants as necessary.

Prior to the race you will receive details on exact procedures for this event.

THE COURSE   

This race will start and finish near 108th Street inside Riverside Park. You’ll wind through tree-lined paths and waterfront walkways on this totally traffic-free and peaceful course. The course is challenging, but offers plenty of downhills to make up for the uphills! 

5K Course Map

WAVE STARTS 

We will start the race in multiple socially distant waves, beginning as early as  7 AM and ending at noon. Your wave will be pre-determined and may not be changed.  We cannot advise you of exact wave time until the week of the race. Please arrive no more than 30 minutes prior to your wave to avoid crowding on the race site.

THE AMENITIES   

Bag check will be provided. To reduce interaction with staff, we encourage you to avoid checking a bag. If you plan on checking a bag, you must use the single clear bag provided by NYCRUNS. You may not put another full bag/backpack/briefcase inside the clear bag. All items must fit inside the clear bag. NYCRUNS reserves the right to search your bag at any time.

Toilets will be provided and cleaned throughout the event.

Water at the finish will be delivered in a goodie bag along with gatorade, Dole Fruit Bowls in 100% Juice and other snacks.

The giveaway for this race will be a cocoa mug.  Free finish line photos and video will be available on your results page within a week of the race.

There is an optional shirt available for purchase, but you must purchase it as part of your registration. This shirt will not be for sale on race day.

BIB PICKUP  & MAILING

There will be no pre-race  or race day pickup for this event. Bib mailing is the only way to get your bib for this race and is included in the cost of registration. You must have your bib in hand to enter the race site.

Please make sure the shipping address provided at the time of registration will be valid when bibs are shipped, 2-4 weeks before the race.

COST   

See chart below. NYCRUNS members receive a 10% discount, race deferral rights, and other perks. Race day registration (if available) is cash or credit, no checks please. Register early to make things easier for us and cheaper for you!

Through 10/05 $40
Through 11/15 $45
Through 11/29 $50
Until Online Reg Closes $60

RESULTS, AWARDS, FINISH LINE PHOTOS & VIDEO

Finish line photos and video will also be available on the results page within several days. There will be no awards for this event.

VOLUNTEER   

Due to COVID-19 we are not accepting volunteers for this race. Please check our Volunteer Page to see available shifts for other events. Volunteering at any of these upcoming events will earn you $50 in NYCRUNS race credit! Or in lieu of credit for yourself, you can have us donate $25 to a cause partner of your choice. What's this all about, anyway? Learn more about the volunteer program here.

DIRECTIONS   

Take the 1 train to 103rd or 110th St and enter the park at 108th street. Please check MTA Trip Planner for up to date and detailed mass transit directions and Google Maps for driving directions. Parking is limited at all of our events, we strongly encourage you to use mass transit.

POLICIES   

The standard no-refunds, no-deferrals, no-transfers policy applies, unless you are signed up for the NYCRUNS Membership Program. NYCRUNS members receive a 10% discount, race deferral rights, and other perks. Strollers or dogs are not allowed in NYCRUNS races and you may be disqualified if earbuds or headphones hinder your awareness. You must remain on pace to finish within the time limit in order to receive course support and an official finish time. Please familiarize yourself with our complete policies and rules of competition.

As per the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017, any adult interacting with amateur athletes, defined as a child or minor under the age of 18 that participates in youth running programs or any events hosted or operated by NYCRUNS, has a duty to report a reasonable suspicion of sexual misconduct such as child sex abuse, non-consensual sexual conduct, sexual harassment or intimate relationships involving an imbalance of power within a 24- hour period to local law enforcement by calling the New York State Central Register at 800-635-1522. Participants found to be listed on a sex offender registry, convicted of a sex crime, or caught having, creating, or distributing child pornography will be immediately barred from all NYCRUNS events.

Race Contact

theteam@nycruns.com