This event, which brings together athletes with disabilities and able-bodied athletes, is a celebration of running with a very special flavor. Cash prizes (details below), free T-shirts for kids, and more all promise a great day in the park. Kids’ races traditionally include many participants with disabilities as well.
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Mile 1: Start on Central Park’s West Drive near 67th Street and head south along the southern edge of the park.
Mile 2: Bear left and run north on East Drive, climbing Cat Hill (about 600 meters) between 72nd and 78th streets.
Mile 3: Continue north on East Drive on a straight, flat section, then downhill to a left turn onto the 102nd Street Transverse. Continue downhill to West Drive.
Mile 4: Turn left again on West Drive and run a series of three rolling hills between the Transverse and the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir.
Mile 5: Run downhill for about a half-mile, then turn left onto the 72nd Street Transverse for the final two-tenths of a mile. Finish on the Transverse near West 69th Street.
|Feb. 3-16||Feb. 17-June 28||Event Day|
|Armed Services Veterans Members||$10||$15||$20|
|Active Duty Military Members||$10||$15||$20|
Achilles kids' races are free and will begin at 10:30 a.m. Kids will corral on the sidewalk on the east side of West Drive; each kid should enter the corral next to the sign that displays his or her age. Please note that parents of children age 7 and older will not be permitted to enter the corrals; they can meet their children after their races in the reunion area.
Numbers (which include your tag) and T-shirts may be picked up at NYRR (9 East 89th Street) on:
Friday, June 27 1:00–7:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 28 11:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Shirt size is subject to availability. Please pick up on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday to avoid crowds. On race day, pickup will be at Race Day Central in Central Park (see course map) from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. If you pick up on race day, please be sure to allow yourself enough time to get from Race Day Central to the start.
If you're unable to pick up your race materials, a friend or family member can pick them up for you; the person will need to know your full name and date of birth. This policy is only for our weekly races, not for our marquee events.
Plan to attend the post-race festival. Details of activities are coming soon.
There are no age-group awards for this race. Achilles International will present awards specifically for athletes with disabilities in various categories. More information is coming soon. Awards not collected on site will be available at NYRR.
The first man and first woman in each of the following categories will receive $600: pushrim wheelchair, handcycle, ambulatory disabled, visually impaired, double amputee, below-knee ambulatory, and above-knee ambulatory.
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