Memorial Sloan Kettering's Fred's Team Presents Grete's Great Gallop (13.1M)


Please note that this race is a half-marathon.

Join Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Fred’s Team for Grete’s Great Gallop (named for legendary marathoner Grete Waitz, a close friend of New York City Marathon co-founder Fred Lebow) on October 5 in Central Park! Grete and Fred ran the 1992 New York City Marathon while he was fighting brain cancer. Today, Fred’s Team (named after Lebow) has raised more than $54 million to bring us all one step closer to a world without cancer. The event includes a half-marathon and a 1.7-mile run, as well as kids' races.

Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Fred’s Team Presents Grete's Great Gallop 1.7M (8:15 a.m. on the same day) is also open for registration; the 1.7-mile event is NOT a marathon qualifier. Please register for one event only.

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All race information is subject to change.

Course Info

The course is two full (six-mile) loops of Central Park, plus 1.2 miles after the second loop. Start on East Drive near 70th Street. You’ll complete two full clockwise loops of the park, after which you’ll start a third loop and continue for another 1.2 miles. The finish line is on West Drive near 67th Street.


Entry Fees

July 8-21July 22-Oct. 4Event Day
NYRR Members$30$35$40
Jr./Sr. Members$25$30$35
Armed Services Veterans Members$25$30$35
Active Duty Military Members$25$30$35
Jr. Non-members$30$35$40

Kids' Races

Kids' races (ages 2–12) will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Center Road. The entry fee is $6 in advance and $8 on race day. Please note that parents/guardians of children ages 7 and older will not be permitted to enter the course; they should meet their children after their races in the reunion area. Race-day pickup and registration for the kids' races will be from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.

Number Pickup & Registration

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

  • Thursday, October 2, 1:00–7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, October 3, 1:00–7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 4, 11:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Shirt sizing 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 at the Central Park Bandshell from 6:45 to 8:30 a.m. for the half-marathon. 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. 

Post-Race Festival

Information is coming soon.


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 (men and women)
1st 40+$150
2nd 40+$100
3rd 40+$50
1st 50+ AG$75
2nd 50+ AG$50
3rd 50+ AG$25
Must be NYRR member for three months prior to race day

Open Time Bonuses:
Top 3 Men Under 1:08:45$100
Male winner who breaks event record (1:02:56 Enos Matalane, 2005)$100
Top 3 Women Under 1:16:30$100
Female winner who breaks event record (1:12:33, Junko Asario, 1995)$100

NYRR Team Prize Money for Men and Women

Sunday, October 5, 2014 9:00am



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Registration will close at 11:59pm on Thursday, October 2.


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Join Or Donate to Fred’s Team Today
You can run this race and support any area of cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center through Fred’s Team. Just register for the race through NYRR, and then register for Fred's Team's Choose Your Own Event program here. To make a general donation, or to support a Fred’s Team runner, click here. Email with any questions. Thank you for joining the fight against cancer.


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