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Sunday, December 2, 2018

NYCRUNS Cocoa Classic 5K

Start Time: 9:00AM
Riverside Park
108th St and Riverside Drive
New York, NY
5K

The Race

Join us for some winter running fun on one of the city's best 5K courses in Riverside Park! The 3.1 mile course is challenging,  but it also includes scenic views and a fantastic post-race spread. It’s basically a race and brunch with friends afterwards.

Cross the finish line and reward yourself with a steaming cup of hot cocoa and one of NYC’s finest bagels. Tell your running buddies to lace up and meet you in Manhattan’s most spectacular waterfront park to help us kick off  December with gusto!

COURSE   

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.

5K Course Map

Alternate 5K Course Map

AMENITIES   

Bag check and toilets will be provided. The giveaway for this race will be a cocoa mug. 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.

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.

PACKET PICKUP   

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.

BIB MAILING   

Bib mailing is available for this race for participants registered by 11/1. 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 at 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 10/21 $35
Through 11/19 $40
Until online registration closes $45
Race day (if available) $50

RESULTS, AWARDS, FINISH LINE PHOTOS & VIDEO

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.

VOLUNTEER   

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.

DIRECTIONS   

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.

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.

Race Contact

theteam@nycruns.com