We like to joke that the weather in NYC this time of year is fit for penguins, but the truth is, it’s also for runners of all levels. Snag a new 3.1 mile PR or simply add another race to your list; either way, this 5k in Riverside Park is calling your name.
If you’ve been running inside the past couple of months, this is a great opportunity to head on outside and get reacquainted with the pavement. Even if it’s a bit chilly out there, the course’s rolling hills are practically a guarantee that you’ll heat right up.
Note, this page is for the 5K in Riverside Park only, register for Saturday's Half Marathon in Shore Road Park here.
This race will start and finish near 108th Street inside Riverside Park. The course is challenging, but offers plenty of downhills to make up for the uphills! Note: Either of these courses may be used depending on the weather and conditions of the roadway in the park.
Bag check and toilets will be provided.Water will be available on the course, and bagels, spreads, fresh fruit and more will make up the usual great NYCRUNS post race spread to greet you at the finish line. The giveaway for this race will be a tech t-shirt*.
*Sizes are guaranteed – if we don’t have your size at the race, email firstname.lastname@example.org within two days of the race and we’ll ship your shirt to you. Make sure to include the race name, your name, size and shipping address.
Please note there will be no pre-race packet pickup for this event. Race day packet pickup will be available in the festival near the starting line beginning at 7:30 AM.
If registering on or before 2/8 you can choose to have your bib mailed to you for an additional fee of $15. You must choose this option when registering and the bib must be mailed to the address you enter at that time. Shirts will not be mailed; they will be available to pick up at the race. Shipping to domestic US addresses only.
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!
|Until online registration closes||$40|
|Race day (if available)||$50|
Awards will be given to the top three male and female runners overall. Age group awards will be awarded to the top three male and female runners in each of the following age groups: 9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70 and over. Our awards policies are available here.
Finish line photos and video will also be available on the results page. These may not be published for several days.
Want to race this one for free? Volunteer at any of these upcoming events and earn $50 in NYCRUNS race credit that never expires! 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.
Take the 1 train to 103rd or 110th St. 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.
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.