Just one week after the Jingle Bell Jog, 4,280 runners found themselves dashing through the snow for 9.3 miles at the Ted Corbitt 15K. An ultramarathon pioneer, Corbitt was the first president of NYRR and the first African American to compete in the Olympic marathon. Today, Central Park was alive with his rugged running spirit.
As the year winds down, runners came out and braved wintry conditions in the Ted Corbitt 15K, the last scoring race on the 2013 NYRR calendar. Some of the 4,280 participants who ran in snow and freezing temperatures in Central Park were trying to score the year’s final possible points for their local teams, while others put the finishing touches on their 9+1 requirements for guaranteed entry to the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon. Others just like running, no matter what the weather’s like.