Pete McArdle, a native of Ireland, became an American citizen in 1962 and won the 10,000-meter gold medal and the marathon bronze at the 1963 Pan American Games, and then made the 1964 Olympic team in the marathon. He race all over NYC, and he died in 1985 of a heart attack at a cross country practice in Van Cortlandt Park. This race will test your endurance over 9.3 miles of rugged terrain.
Please note: NYRR cross country races are not 9+1 qualifiers.
About Registration for this Race
Each of NYRR's cross-country races allows for 300 registrants to sign up online. When a cross-country race has reached its online capacity, we will note this on the race page, and further runners will be able to sign up at the event itself. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
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Start on “The Flats,” a wide field bordering Broadway. Head south alongside Broadway, then turns left/east to pass the Van Cortlandt Mansion along the southern edge of The Flats, then left/north again to enter the woods at the Cow Path entrance. Ascend the trail as you continue north. As the trail parallels the Henry Hudson Parkway, make a right turn toward the Back Hills. Make this complete loop, then head back toward The Flats; the trail is mostly downhill and flat. Exit the woods and proceed to complete two more full loops around The Flats and Back Hills. Exit the woods on your third loop with about three-quarters of a mile to go; the finish is along Broadway just beyond the Tortoise and Hare statue.
|July 2-15||July 16-Nov. 22||Race Day|
|Armed Services Veterans Members||$8||$10||$12|
|Active Duty Military Members||$8||$10||$12|
Bib pickup will be at Van Cortlandt Park on race morning only, near the Tortoise and Hare statue at Broadway and 248th Street, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Bathroom facilities are available.
Awards will be available after the race. Official results will be posted online on Monday, November 24.
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