NYRR 5th Avenue Mile


On race day, a beautiful 20-block stretch of 5th Avenue opens to runners of all ages and abilities who want to run their best mile in NYC. Special races include a youth mile, the George Sheehan Memorial Mile for runners age 60 and over, the NYRR Road Mile Championships, and Olympic-caliber professional men's and women's races.


This schedule is subject to change, so please check it again before race day. Entrants will run in races based on age groups. You must run the section corresponding to your age and gender to be eligible for awards. Please note that no numbers (bibs) will be available for pickup after 12:00 noon.

Wheelchair/Handcycles 8:25 a.m.
Youth Wheelchair Invitational Exhibition 8:30 a.m.
Women 15–29 8:40 a.m.
Men 15–29 8:55 a.m.
Women 30–34 9:10 a.m
Men 30–34 9:25 a.m.
Women 35–39 9:40 a.m.
Men 35–39 9:55 a.m
Women 40–49 10:10 a.m
Men 40–49 10:25 a.m.
Men/Women 50–59 10:40 a.m.

George Sheehan Memorial Mile
Men/Women 60–69 11:00 a.m.
Men/Women 70+ 11:20 a.m.

Specialty Miles
Media Mile 11:45 a.m.
NYPD/FDNY Mile 12:00 p.m.

Children 8-14 12:15 p.m.

NYRR Road Mile Championships
Women 12:30 p.m.
Men 12:45 p.m.

Professional Athletes
Men 1:03 p.m.
Women 1:18 p.m.

Check out our guidelines for NYRR kids' races before race day.

The NYRR 5th Avenue Mile will feature a Selfie Station! Runners and fans are invited to snap a selfie with the pro runners after the race at the awards stage from 1:45 to 2:15 p.m. But act fast, the athletes’ availability will be limited.

Event hashtag: #5thAveMile—use it in your public tweets and Instagrams to be automatically entered into the new NYRR Social Hashtag Challenge to win prizes!

Live Results

Live unofficial results are available during the race at liveresults.nyrr.org. Features include leaderboards, map tracking, and an individual runner search that can be shared on Facebook and Twitter. Tell your friends and family to follow your progress, and because the system works great on mobile devices, you can get unofficial results right after the race!

Bag Check

Bag check, located in the start area (5th Avenue between East 80th Street and East 82nd Street), will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. If you wish to check a bag, please allow additional time for bag check and security.

This is a men's and women’s club points race.

Please review our enhanced security measures.

Use MTA Trip Planner to plan your trip.

If you bike to the race, please follow our bike parking guidelines.

All race information is subject to change.

Course Info

The start is on 5th Avenue near East 80th Street. You'll run south; you can check your progress by looking at the digital clocks at every quarter-mile mark. 

First quarter-mile (to 75th Street): The race begins on a slight downhill.

Second quarter-mile (to 70th Street): This segment features a slight uphill.

Third quarter-mile: There's another gentle downhill in this segment.

Fourth quarter-mile: The final five blocks are on a flat surface.

Entry Fees

Accepted forms of payment include: credit card, check, and money order. Unfortunately, we are no longer able to accept cash payments.
May 11-24May 25-Sept 12Event Day
NYRR Members$25$30$35
Jr./Sr. NYRR Members$25$30$35
Armed Services Veterans Members$25$30$35
Active Duty Military Members$25$30$35
Jr. Non-members$30$35$40

Number Pickup & Registration

Numbers (which include your timing tag) and T-shirts may be picked up at NYRR (9 East 89th Street) on:

• Thursday, September 10, 1:00–7:00 p.m.
• Friday, September 11, 1:00–7:00 p.m.
• Saturday, September 12, 11:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Shirt size is subject to availability; please note that shirts may not be available at race-day pickup. Please pick up on Thursday or Friday to avoid crowds. On race day, pickup will be near the start from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Please note that no numbers (bibs) will be available for pickup after 12:00 noon.

Donate your gently used clothing and shoes to our partner Goodwill! Bring donations to Number Pickup & Registration at NYRR (not to the race site on race day, please) and drop them in the Goodwill bins—and thanks.

Code of Conduct | Rules of Competition


Awards will be available to the top three men and women overall, as well as in age and gender groups as explained in this article. A list of all award winners will be posted in the results for each race.

Award winners that wish to receive an award plaque should complete our online claim form.

Prize Money

Open Prize Money (men and women)
5th $1,000
6th $750
7th $500
8th $250
*Open race includes $1,000 bonus to leader at halfway
(must finish sub-4:00 for men and sub-4:32 for women)

NYRR Member Prize Money for Men and Women
1st $400
2nd $300
4th $100

Sunday, September 13, 2015 8:30am


1 Mile

Download Course Map (PDF)

Both Men and Women
Club Points
Marathon Qualifier
Prize Money


Register Now

Registration will close at 11:59pm on Thursday, September 10.


Sponsored By:

NYRR Premier Partner


Are you interested in volunteering for this race? View the open positions at the Volunteer site

Sign Up to Volunteer

Have Questions?

Check out our help center for information about our events.

Visit Help Center

Click on a race below to register or view results.
Icon Key
Registration Opens
Invitation Only
Charity Spots
Near Capacity
Sold Out
Temporarily Closed
Register at Event
In Person
Future Event
Coming Soon

2015 TCS NYC Marathon Event Gear

It's Here!

Pre-Order your official 2015 TCS NYC Marathon event gear. Ships by 8/28.

Shop Now