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.
Be sure to visit www.JoinTheVoicesNYC.org for more information or to make a donation.
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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, and then turn left onto the 72nd Street Transverse for the final two-tenths of a mile. Finish on the Transverse near West 69th Street
|May 14-June 3||June 4-August 9||Race Day|
|Armed Services Veterans Members||$10||$15||$20|
|Active Duty Military Members||$10||$15||$20|
The kids' races (ages 2–12; separate application required) begin at 10:00 a.m. on Center Road. The entry fee is $6 in advance and $8 on race day. Read our kids' races guidelines here.
Numbers (which include your timing tag) and T-shirts may be picked up at NYRR (9 East 89th Street) on:
• Thursday, August 7, 1:00–7:00 p.m.
• Friday, August 8, 1:00–7:00 p.m.
• Saturday, August 9, 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 the northern Bandshell in Central Park from 7:00 to 8:00 a.m. for the five-mile run and for the walk, and from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. for the kids’ races. 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. Bibs will not be available after the start of each event.
Following the race, a festival with activities for all ages will be held at the Naumburg Bandshell. Attractions will include music, kids’ arts and crafts, and snacks and beverages.
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.
Are you interested in volunteering for this race? View the open positions at the Volunteer siteSign Up to Volunteer