This popular race is held just seven weeks before 47,000+ runners are scheduled to line up at the TCS New York City Marathon start in Fort Wadsworth! The Tune-Up in Central Park provides 18 miles of motivation and camaraderie to carry you through the challenging preparation phase.
The course is three six-mile loops on the park's undulating roadways, with mile markers, fluid stations, and plenty of company.
Miles 1, 7, 13: Start on East Drive near 102nd Street and head north around the northern end of the park and the challenging Harlem Hills.
Miles 2, 8, 14: Continue south on West Drive through a series of rolling hills, with the Reservoir on your left.
Miles 3, 9, 15: Continue through a downhill and flat mile with a slight uphill asd you approach the TCS New York City Marathon finish line (but from the opposite direction to the one that the marathoners approach it from)
Miles 4, 10, 16: Continue south (and downhill) and around the southern end of park; continue onto East Drive.
Miles 5, 11, 17: Pass the 72nd Street Transverse and the Central Park Boathouse, and then ascend Cat Hill (74th Street to 78th Street) and continue to the Fred Lebow statue at Engineers' Gate (90th Street).
Miles 6, 12, 18: Continue along a flat section, followed by a slight downhill, then another flat section as you approach the 102nd Street Transverse. On your third and final loop, turn left onto the Transverse and run to the finish.
The race has a 4.5-hour course time limit.
|May 1-14||May 15-September 13||Event Day|
|Armed Services Veterans Members||$10||$15||$20|
|Active Duty Military Members||$10||$15||$20|
Numbers/B-tags and T-shirts may be picked up at NYRR (9 East 89th Street) on:
• Thursday, September 11, 1:00–7:00 p.m.
• Friday, September 12, 1:00–7:00 p.m.
• Saturday, September 13, 11:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Shirt sizing is subject to availability. Please pick up on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday to avoid crowds. On race day, pickup will be from 5:30 to 6:30 a.m. at a location to be determined.
If you're unable to pick up your race materials, a friend or family member can pick them up for you; the person will need to know your full name and date of birth. This policy is only for our weekly races, not for our marquee events.
Age-group awards will be available on site at the awards table located at the information tent after the race. Runners can check the awards sheet at the table and collect their award. Awards not collected on site will be available at NYRR on the Monday following the race.
Are you interested in volunteering for this race? View the open positions at the Volunteer siteSign Up to Volunteer