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NYRR Night at the Races  Thursday, January 23, 2014


Come in from the cold and burn some rubber at the New Balance Track & Field Center at the Armory, home to one of the fastest indoor tracks in the world! Individual events range from 800 meters to 2 miles and are open to any athlete over 19 years of age. Your $20 entry fee entitles you to run as many races as you like. You can also team up with friends and run a relay.

New this year, we offer quick and easy online registration and fun themes for each night.

January 23 is Throwback Thursday! Wear your old racing flats, a pair of skimpy shorts from the 70s or 80s, or just the oldest T-shirt or singlet you can find. Get creative.

All event information is subject to change. Further event details and more information can be found here.

Course Info

The New Balance Track & Field Center is a 60,000-square-foot arena with a 200-meter track that's considered one of the fastest in the world.

Located in the heart of bustling Washington Heights, the Center has become a mecca for track and field athletes from around the world while serving the students from all five boroughs of New York City.

In addition to its renowned Mondo-surface track, the New Balance Track & Field Center offers all indoor field-event stations (high jump, long jump, pole vault, shot put, weight throw), a four-sided videotron, and seating for 4,000 spectators.

The busiest facility of its kind, the Center hosts more than 100 track meets annually; more than 125,000 athletes of all ages visit and compete in the Armory each year.

Number Pickup & Registration

Online registration is $20 and available here until 2:00 p.m. the day of the event.

Day of registration is $25 and opens at 6:15 p.m. on site at the Armory.


1-mile run

800-meter run

2-person mile relay**

**find a partner and break it up any way you choose. For example:
- One person runs the first 800 meters and the other runs the second 800 meters
- Partners alternate 400-meter legs
- Partnersalternate 200-meter legs
- One person runs 1200 meters and the other person runs 400 meters


6:30 – 7:30 p.m.: Yoga for Runners in a private room (bring your own mat); open to the first 30 people who sign up.

8:00 p.m.: Goofy Shuttle Relay Teams (on the infield, no pre-registration required) will be created prior; everyone will have the chance to have a little fun on the infield with a relay event.

8:30 – 10:00 p.m.: Happy Hour at the Finish Line Café

- Thursday, Jan 9 at 7:00pm
- Thursday, Jan 23 at 7:00pm
- Thursday, Feb 6 at 7:00pm
- Thursday, Feb 27 at 7:00pm

Armory Track

Track & Field

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Both Men and Women
Non Scored




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