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 of the 5K or 10K course you’ll be greeted with steaming cocoa, New York’s finest bagels, fresh fruit, and the satisfaction of a race well run. 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!
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!
Bag check and toilets will be provided. If you plan on checking a bag, you must use the single clear bag provided by NYCRUNS at Packet Pickup or Bag Check. 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.
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. Free finish line photos and video will be available on the results page. The giveaway for this race will be a 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.
Pre-Race pickup will be Friday 12/4. The time and location is TBD. Mugs will only be available at the race
Race day packet pickup will be available in the festival near the starting line beginning at 6:30 AM.
Bib mailing is available for this race for participants registered by 11/2. 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 $20.00. Note: Mugs will not be mailed. They will be available for pickup at 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!
|Packet Pickup - Race Day||$60|
Results will be emailed (often during the race) and the full results will be posted on our results page after the race. Finish line photos and video will also be available on the results page several days after the event.
Awards will be given to the top three male and female runners overall. Age group awards in the 5K will be awarded to the top three in each 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. Age group awards in the 10K will be awarded to the top three 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.
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 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.
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.