Fred Lebow believed that running is for everyone. A visionary genius, he co-founded the New York City Marathon in 1970 and served as president of NYRR and race director of the marathon for 22 years. Under his leadership, the marathon was transformed from a small race in Central Park to a five-borough extravaganza. Lebow was diagnosed with brain cancer in 1990 and while in remission, he finished the 1992 New York City Marathon alongside nine-time New York City Marathon champion Grete Waitz in 5:32:34. He died at age 62 on October 9, 1994.
Join Voices Against Brain Cancer (VABC) in the spirit of the late NYRR president Fred Lebow (1932−1994) and all others who have fought brain cancer and brain tumors at the annual Join The Voices Run/Walk. The event features a five-mile run, a scenic walk, kids' races, and a fun family festival with music, games, and more! Help raise funds for VABC and promote their mission: to find a cure for brain cancer by advancing scientific research, increasing awareness within the medical community, and supporting patients, their families, and caregivers afflicted with this devastating disease.
This race honors Ted Corbitt (1919-2007), the first president of New York Road Runners, the first African American to compete in the Olympic marathon, and an ultramarathon pioneer who ran more than 200,000 miles in his lifetime!
This festive family favorite is more than just a road race, it's also a celebration and a fundraiser for NYRR's youth programs. Not only does your entry fee snag you jingle bells for your sneakers, a pair of custom knee-high tech socks to match, and post-race hot chocolate, the proceeds from this race fund youth running programs in schools all over the city!
Pete McArdle, a native of Ireland, became an American citizen in 1962 and won the 10,000-meter gold medal and the marathon bronze at the 1963 Pan American Games, and then made the 1964 Olympic team in the marathon. He race all over NYC, and he died in 1985 of a heart attack at a cross country practice in Van Cortlandt Park. This race will test your endurance over 9.3 miles of rugged terrain.
Please note: NYRR cross country races are not 9+1 qualifiers.
This event will open for registration soon. Please keep an eye on social media and our site for announcements.
Join us for the 21st Annual Race to Deliver
God’s Love We Deliver provides nutritious meals to people in the New York City metropolitan area who are living with severe illness. For more than 29 years, God’s Love has been there for our New York neighbors so that no one has to fight the dual crises of being sick and hungry.
The NYRR NYC 60K is a race with a long history for New York-area ultrarunners and an illustrious list of former champions. Nothing builds up an appetite for Thanksgiving turkey like running nine loops around Central Park. After 37.2 miles, you’ll even be ready to tackle those leftovers! Please make sure that you're properly trained for this challenging distance.