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NYC Walk to Salute the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act


The NYC Walk to Salute the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Bill celebrates historic Harlem and is part of HARLEM WEEK, one of the northeast area's largest cultural celebrations. For more information about HARLEM WEEK events and the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, visit

The annual event through historic Harlem attracts walkers of all ages, nationalities, and ethnicities. The walk will include participants from throughout the five boroughs and the tri-state region.

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All event details are subject to change.

Course Info

Start on St. Nicholas Avenue at 135th Street in front of the Percy E. Sutton Education Complex and head south. Turn right on 128th Street for a short uphill stretch to St. Nicholas Terrace; turn right again and walk north, continuing uphill. St. Nicholas Terrace curves around the park and then continues north, flattening out at 136th Street. Turn right on Convent Avenue, then right again on 141st Street, and walk downhill to St. Nicholas Avenue. Turn right and continue to the finish at 135th Street.

Entry Fees

May 1-14May 15-August 22Event Day
NYRR Members$20$25 $30
Jr./Sr. Members$20$25 $30
Armed Services Veterans Members$20$25$30
Active Duty Military Members$20$25$30
Jr. Non-members$20$25$30

Number Pickup & Registration

Numbers and T-shirts may be picked up at the Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. State Office Building Plaza (163 West 125th Street at Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Boulevard) at the following times:

• Thursday, August 21, 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.

• Friday, August 22, 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.

Please pick up on Thursday or Friday to avoid crowds. Please note that pickup will NOT be at NYRR.

Shirt size is subject to availability. On event day, pickup will be at the Percy Sutton Educational Complex (enter at 136th Street between St. Nicholas Avenue and Frederick Douglass Boulevard) from 6:30 to 8:00 a.m. (5K run) and 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. (1.7M walk). If you're unable to pick up your own materials, a friend or family member can pick 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.

Saturday, August 23, 2014 10:00am


1.7 Miles

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Both Men and Women
Non Scored


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Registration will close at 11:59pm on Thursday, August 21.


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