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Sunday, September 22, 2019

Walk the Talk New York  

Start Time: 7:00 AM | Opening Ceremony: 8:30 AM | Walk/Run 9:00 AM | Closing Ceremony 10:45 AM
Central Park
102nd St. Transverse
New York, NY


WHO in collaboration with the UN and its partners will Walk the Talk in New York’s Central Park on Sunday, 22 September 2019, when they stage the Health for All Challenge.

This 4-mile, chip-timed, non-competitive walk/run celebration of health and well-being will be held on the eve of the United Nations General Assembly High-level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage and the Climate Action Summit.

The event has three key objectives:

  • Promote healthy lifestyles and action on climate change.
  • Advocate for the importance of health for all.
  • Connect international and local health and development organizations with the broader public in a celebration of health.

The United Nations General Assembly marks the perfect moment to take up a call to action on health for all and climate change.


Starting and finishing on the 102nd Street Transverse in Central Park, the course takes you on a 4-mile loop of the crown jewel of the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation.

Course Map Forthcoming


Bag check and toilets will be provided. Water will be available on the course, and bagels, spreads, fresh fruit and more will be available at the finish line. Registered participants will receive a t-shirt.


Race-day packet pickup will be available in the festival about ¼-mile from the starting line beginning at

7:00 AM – 8:45 AM  - bib and shirt pick-up (you must pick up these items before participating)

8:30 AM - opening ceremony

9:00 AM – walk/run begins

10:45 AM – closing ceremony


This is a free event open to people of all abilities.


Results will be emailed and posted on our results page after the race. Finish line photos and video will be available on the results page several days after the event.

There are no awards for this race.


From the west side, take the B or the C train to 103rd Street and Central Park West or the 1 train to 103rd Street and Broadway and walk eastward into the park.

From the east side, take the 6 train to 103rd Street and Lexington Avenue and walk westward into the park at Fifth Avenue and 102nd Street.

Please check MTA Trip Planner for up-to-date and detailed mass-transit directions and Google Maps for driving directions. Parking is limited; we strongly encourage you to use mass transit.


Dogs are not allowed and participants walking or running with a stroller must start at the rear of the corrals. 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.

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