NYRR Midnight Run

 
 

Kick off the New Year at the Midnight Run! Join the fun and celebrate with dancing (starting at 10:00 p.m.),  a costume parade and contest (starting at 11:00 p.m.), and a 15-minute fireworks show as seen on foot. With a countdown to midnight beginning at 11:59 p.m., the four-mile unscored run will begin on the stroke of midnight, as will a spectacular fireworks display to light up the night and the start of 2015. 

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Course Info

The course is the four-mile Central Park "inner loop."

Mile 1: Start on the 72nd Street Transverse near Bethesda Terrace and head east. Turn left (north) at East Drive and run north, ascending Cat Hill.

Mile 2: Continue north and and pass Engineers' Gate (East 90th Street). Turn left onto the 102nd Street Transverse.

Mile 3: Turn left onto West Drive and run south through a series of three rolling hills as you pass the Reservoir on your left.

Mile 4: Enjoy a downhill, then a flat section. Turn left onto the 72nd Street Transverse and finish just west of Bethesda Terrace.

Tip for spectators: A great spot to check out the free fireworks show is just south of 72nd Street.

Pre- and Post-Race Festival Details

Get a little taste of the good life at our pre-race and post-race festival at the Central Park Bandshell from 10:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m. This celebration is free and open to the public. Check out what we've got going on:

• A dance party featuring a DJ and live performers
• A costume contest with prizes for individuals or groups of runners with the "nuttiest" attire, starting at 11:00 p.m. and followed by a procession of costumed runners to the start

Entry Fees

July 2-15July 16-Dec. 30Event day
NYRR Members$45$55$60
Jr/Sr Members$20$25$35
Armed Services Veterans Members$20$25$35
Active Duty Military Members$20$25$35
Non-members$50$60$65
Jr. Non-Members$25$30$40

Number Pickup & Registration

Numbers, T-shirts (shirt size is subject to availability), and flashing glow-stick bracelets may be picked up at NYRR (9 East 89th Street) at the following times:

• Monday, December 29, 1:00–6:00 p.m.

• Tuesday, December 30, 1:00–6:00 p.m.

• Wednesday, December 31, 1:00–10:30 p.m.

Prize Money

Open prize money for men and women (NYRR membership not required):
1st$500
2nd$300
3rd$200

Time Bonuses:
Top 3 Men Under 19:00$100
Male winner who breaks course record (18:11, Stephen Furst, 2010)$100
Top 3 Women Under 23:00$100
Female winner who breaks course record (20:51, Desiree Davila, 2010)$100

DATE
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 11:59pm

LOCATION
Manhattan

DISTANCE
4 Miles

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RACE TYPES
Both Men and Women
Prize Money

RACE STATUS
Available

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Registration will close at 11:59pm on Sunday, December 28.

 

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