Come out and celebrate with friends and family on Father’s Day and learn about the festive culture of Portugal at this five-mile race and kids’ races. For families with young children, this event is a wonderful opportunity for a healthy activity for all on a summer morning in beautiful Central Park. Older children can run the four-mile race with Dad (and Mom!), while younger kids (ages 2–12) can register for the kids’ races. Portuguese food and music add fun and flavor to the post-race festivities. For details about Portugal Day NY, click here.
Start on Central Park’s West Drive near 69th Street and head north. You'll loop clockwise over the rolling hills along the western edge of the park, turning right (east) onto the 102nd Street transverse. At the top of a short hill, you’ll turn right again (heading south) onto the East Drive. As you make your way onto the only flat, straight stretch of the course, be sure to give a nod to Fred Lebow—legendary founder of the New York City Marathon, memorialized in bronze, checking his stopwatch—on your right as you pass Engineers’ Gate. Enjoy running down Cat Hill (between 78th and 72nd streets) with its inspiration, the Still Hunt statue of a crouching panther, looking down on you from a rock wall to your right. Continue south across the 72nd Street transverse to the southern edge of the park, and follow the roadway as it curves back north to the finish near 67th Street and Tavern on the Green. Smile and raise your arms high as you cross the very same finish line as the ING New York City Marathon—you did it!
|NYRR Members||Jr/Sr Members||Non Members|
|On or before March 19||$18||$10||$33|
|March 20–June 15||$23||$15||$37|
Kids' races (ages 2–12) begin at 9:45 a.m. The entry fee is $6 in advance and $8 on race day.
Numbers (which include your tag) and T-Shirts may be picked up at NYRR (9 East 89th Street) on:
• Thursday, June 13, 1:00–7:00 p.m.
• Friday, June 14, 1:00–7:00 p.m.
• Saturday, June 15, 11:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Please pick up on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday to avoid crowds. On race day, pickup will be near the start in Central Park from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m.
Celebrate this Father's Day with the whole family at the Portugal Day NY Festival in Central Park's Mineral Springs. Sample delightful Portuguese finger foods, desserts, and beverages, and enjoy live musical performances. Be sure to sign up for the raffle at the Turismo de Portugal tent for a chance to win amazing trips to Portugal.
The first Portuguese male and female runners to finish the 5-mile race will each receive a special award on race day. If you are of Portuguese descent or a Portuguese citizen, remember to select the checkbox on the NYRR online race application. To be eligible for this special prize, you must show proof of your Portuguese citizenship on race day for verification by a Portuguese Consulate official. You must bring at least one of the following original, valid documents (no photocopies, please) issued by the Portuguese government: (1) Passport; (2) “Bilhete de Identidade” (identity card); or (3) “Cartão do Cidadão” (citizenship card) – the new version of the identity card.
Age-group awards will be available on site at the awards table after the race. Runners can check the awards sheet at the table and collect their award. Awards not collected on site will be available at NYRR.
NYRR member prize money for men only
Must have been NYRR member for 3 months prior to race day to be eligible
1st 40+ 150
2nd 40+ 100
3rd 40+ 50
1st 50+ AG $75
2nd 50+ AG 50
3rd 50+ AG 25
$100 bonus to men's race winner who breaks existing event record (23:42, Kumsa Adugna Megersa, 2011)
$100 bonus to first three men under 24:00
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