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Sunday, January 7, 2018

NYCRUNS Central Park Cocoa Classic 5 Miler

Start Time: 9:00AM
Central Park
102nd St. Crossing
New York, NY
Registration Closed
We're sorry - online registration is closed. Please check the race description to see if in person registration is available or if the race is sold out.

Due To The Extreme Cold, NYCRUNS Has Cancelled Sunday's Central Park Cocoa Classic 5 Miler. Registered runners should receive an email late Friday. Please email if you do not.

Start the year off right with a Sunday morning race in wintry Central Park. The 5-mile course may be challenging (we won’t pretend there aren’t a few hills), but it's a wonderful way to kick off the running year. Cross the finish line and reward yourself with a steaming cup of hot cocoa, one of NYC’s finest bagels, and more.


The course consists of one loop of the park, starting on East Dr. near 102nd St. and finishing on the 102nd St. Transverse.

Course Map


Bag check and toilets will be provided. Water will be available on the course and hot cocoa, 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 great cocoa mug.

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.


 There will be no pre race packet pickup. Race day packet pickup will be available in the festival about 1/4 mile from the starting line beginning at 7:30 AM and ending at at 8:30 AM.


Bib mailing is available for this race for participants registered by 12/11. You must choose this option when registering and the bib must be mailed to the address you choose then. Shipping to domestic US addresses only.  The cost is $15.00. Note: Mugs will not be mailed. They will be available for pickup before or after the race.


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 11/16 $30
Through 12/19 $35
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: 19 and under, 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 are usually available within a week of the race.


Want to race this one for free? 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 C train to 102nd St. or the 6 train to 103rd St. and enter the park. Race HQ is located at the center of the 102nd St. transverse near the finish line. 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 policies and rules of competition.

Race Contact

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