Autism Speaks 4 Miles of Hope


The second annual Autism Speaks 4 Miles of Hope is sold out, but you can still enter and get special benefits if you Team Up! and fundraise (minimum commitment of $300) with Autism Speaks. This is your chance make a difference in the lives of all those affected by autism. For complete details, visit the Autism Speaks site.

Autism Speaks is the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and a possible cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.

The 2014 Autism Speaks 4 Miles of Hope is an NYRR team-points race. 

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Course Info

The course is the four-mile Central Park "inner loop."

Mile 1: Start on East Drive near East 68th Street and run north, ascending Cat Hill.

Mile 2: Continue north and pass Engineers' Gate (East 90th Street). Turn left onto the 102nd Street Transverse.

Mile 3: Turn left onto West Drive and run south through a series of three rolling hills as you pass the Reservoir on your left.

Mile 4: Enjoy a welcome downhill, then a flat section. Pass the 72nd Street Transverse and finish on West Drive at 69th Street.

Entry Fees

May 1-14May 15-September 5Event day
NYRR Members$18$23$25
Jr./Sr.NYRR Members$10$15$20
Armed Services Veterans Members$10$15$20
Active Duty Military Members$10$15$20
Jr. Non-Members$15$20$25

Kids' Races

Kids' races (ages 2–12) start at 9:30 a.m. The entry fee is $6 in advance and $8 on race day. Race-day registration for the kids' races is from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. 

Number Pickup & Registration

Numbers (which contain your tag) and T-shirts may be picked up at NYRR (9 East 89th Street) on:

• Thursday, September 4, 1:00–7:00 p.m.

• Friday, September 5, 1:00–7:00 p.m.

Shirt sizing is subject to availability. Please pick up on Thursday or Friday to avoid crowds. On race day, pickup will be at Race Day Central in Central Park from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. (four-mile race) and 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. (kids' races). Baggage check, located at the northern end of Center Road, will be open from 6:30 to 10:00 a.m. 

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.

Post-Race Festival

After the race, the family fun continues with a post-race festival at the Naumburg Bandshell. There will be awards, a raffle, a DJ spinning music, and more. All activities will cater to individuals on the autism spectrum. You can also learn more about Autism Speaks and its Team Up! endurance program.


Age-group awards will be available on site at the awards table located at the information tent 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 on the Monday following the race.

Prize Money

NYRR Member Prize Money for Men and Women
1st 40+$150
2nd 40+$100
3rd 40+$50
1st 50+ AG$75
2nd 50+ AG$50
3rd 50+ AG$25

Time Bonuses
Top 3 Men Under 19:30$100
Male winner who breaks event record (18:44, Ayele Feyisa, 2013)$100
Top 3 Women Under 22:15$100
Female winner who breaks event record (22:21, Lemma Muluye Gurma, 2008)$100

Saturday, September 6, 2014 8:00am


4 Miles

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