NYRR Henry Isola Cross Country (4M)


Registration for this event is now on event day only.

Kick off cross country season in Van Cortlandt Park with this popular race that's been on our September calendar for decades.

Registration for Cross Country Races

Each of NYRR's cross country races allows for 300 runners to register online. When a cross country race reaches its online capacity, this will be noted on the race page. Additional runners will be able to sign up at the event. Please email mynyrr@nyrr.org if you have any questions about registration.

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All race details are subject to change.

NYRR Youth Running Series

We've added youth races at the Henry Isola Cross Country! If your middle-schoolers love to run, sign them up today for these new races designed just for kids. Each youth race is timed and scored and every child gets a race T-shirt. Learn more here.

Course Info

Mile 1: Start on "The Flats" and head south along the cinder path. Turn left/east and pass the Van Cortlandt Mansion on the right, then turn left/north toward the Cow Path entrance. Enter the woods and run on a well-groomed trail that ascends as you continue north, and then make a sharp left uphill turn when you see the race marshal at the Tortoise and Hare arrow pole.

Mile 2: Continue uphill with several switchbacks to the top of Cemetery Hill. Watch your footing; there are railroad ties every few yards to help maintain the trail.

Mile 3: Descend Cemetery Hill, again watching your footing. As the trail approaches the Henry Hudson Parkway, DO NOT continue straight to cross the bridge toward the Back Hills. Instead, turn left, heading back toward The Flats. The trail is mostly downhill and flat.

Mile 4: Exit the woods and stay to the right on the cinder path and complete another full lap. You will finish a few hundred meters south of the start line, along the cinder path parallel to Broadway.


Entry Fees

May 1-14May 15-Sept. 13Event day
NYRR Members$11$13$15
Jr./Sr.NYRR Members$8$10$12
Armed Services Veterans Members$8$10$12
Active Duty Military Members$8$10$12
Jr. Non-members$8$10$12

Number Pickup & Registration

Bib pickup will be at Van Cortlandt Park on race morning only, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.


Awards will be available after the race. Official results will be posted online on Monday, September 15.

Sunday, September 14, 2014 11:30am


4 Miles

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Both Men and Women

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