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NYRR Midnight Run


Please note that the NYRR Midnight Run is not a 9+1 qualifying race; it does not count toward guaranteed entry to the 2015 or 2016 TCS New York City Marathon.

Kick off the New Year at the Midnight Run! Join the fun and celebrate with dancing (starting at 10:00 p.m.) and a 15-minute fireworks show. 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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All race information is subject to change.

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

Enjoy 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:

  • Souvenir giveaways, which include light-up 2015 glasses, glow-in-the-dark glasses, and Airbnb reflective armbands. Get yours early—quantities are limited!
  • Visit our Resolution Photobooth and get your customized back-bib. This is your chance to complete the phrase "In 2015, I'll run for..." and share your motivation with the world.
  • A dance party featuring a DJ and live performers

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
Jr. Non-Members$25$30$40

Number Pickup & Registration

Numbers, T-shirts (shirt size is subject to availability) 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):

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

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 11:59pm


4 Miles

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Both Men and Women
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Registration will close at 11:59pm on Sunday, December 28.


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