NYRR Fifth Avenue Mile


Once each year, a beautiful 20-block stretch of Fifth Avenue opens to runners of all ages and abilities who want to run their best mile in NYC—from the Met to Grand Army Plaza!

If you're a novice runner, join us for your first race experience. If you're a veteran, come out and try for a personal best, running with your age-group peers. Special heats include a youth mile, the George Sheehan Memorial Mile for runners age 60 and over, the NYRR Road Mile Championships, and Olympic-caliber professional men's and women's races. This year's NYRR Fifth Avenue is part of the NYRR club points series.

Spectators can cheer all along the course and near the finish line. Come out to run, cheer, and be part of a great day of running in NYC! New this year, the NYRR Fifth Avenue Mile will feature a Selfie Station! Runners and fans are invited to snap a selfie (or usie, if you prefer) with the pro runners after the race at the awards stage from 1:45 to 2:15 p.m. Please note: The athletes’ availability will be limited. Stay tuned for news of the pro athlete field.

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Entrants will run in sections. You must run the section corresponding to your age and gender to be eligible for awards. Please note that no numbers (bibs) will be available for pickup after 12:00 noon.

Children ages 8–14 will run after the professional runners, who will cheer for and greet them at the finish. Children should plan to come to the start line early to give a big cheer to the pros!

Wheelchair/Handcycles 8:45 a.m.
Women 15–29 8:55 a.m.
Men 15–29 9:10 a.m.
Women 30–34 9:25 a.m
Men 30–34 9:40 a.m.
Women 35–39 9:55 a.m.
Men 35–39 10:10 a.m
Women 40–49 10:25 a.m
Men 40–49 10:40 a.m.
Men/Women 50–59 10:55 a.m.


George Sheehan Memorial Mile
Men/Women 60–69 11:15 a.m.
Men/Women 70+ 11:35 a.m.


Specialty Race
Media 12:00 p.m.


NYRR Road Mile Championships
Women 12:15 p.m.
Men 12:30 p.m.


Professional Athletes
Men 12:45 p.m.
Women 1:00 p.m.


Children 8–14 1:15 p.m.

The age 8–14 section will be scored by net (gun) time.

Course Info

The start is on Fifth Avenue near East 80th Street. You'll run south; you can check your progress by looking at the digital clocks at every quarter-mile mark. 

First quarter-mile (to 75th Street): The race begins on a slight downhill.

Second quarter-mile (to 70th Street): This segment features a slight uphill.

Third quarter-mile: There's another gentle downhill in this segment.

Fourth quarter-mile: The final five blocks are on a flat surface.

Entry Fees

May 1-14May 15-September 12Event Day
NYRR Members$25$30$35
Jr./Sr. NYRR Members$25$30$35
Armed Services Veterans Members$25$30$35
Active Duty Military Members$25$30$35
Jr. Non-members$30$35$40

Number Pickup & Registration

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

• Thursday, September 11, 1:00–7:00 p.m.
• Friday, September 12, 1:00–7:00 p.m.

Shirt size is subject to availability. Please pick up on Thursday or Friday to avoid crowds. On race day, pickup will be near the start from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Please note that no numbers (bibs) will be available for pickup after 12:00 noon.


Awards are available at NYRR after results are finalized.

Prize Money

Open Prize Money (men and women)
5th $1,000
6th $750
7th $500
8th $250
*Open race includes $1000 Bonus to Leader at Halfway
(must finish sub-4:00 for Men and sub-4:32 for women)

NYRR Member Prize Money for Men and Women
1st $400
2nd $300
4th $100

Saturday, September 13, 2014 8:45am


1 Mile

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Both Men and Women
Club Points
Marathon Qualifier
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