UAE Healthy Kidney 10K


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Join NYRR and the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates to celebrate the 11th annual UAE Healthy Kidney 10K. The event offers something for everyone—thrilling performances in Central Park from some of the world's top athletes, a fast course for runners chasing PRs, a great cause to inspire them all, finisher medals, excellent giveaways including a technical shirt for every registered entrant, and fantastic raffle prizes.

Event hashtag: #UAEHK10K—use it in your tweets, Instagrams, and Facebook posts!

Watch the UAE Healthy Kidney 10K

Subscribers can watch the race on on May 30, with exclusive pre- and post-race interviews and highlights. The live stream starts at 8:30 a.m. EDT, and the race starts at 9:00 a.m.

Live unofficial results are available during the race at 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!

The $30,000 Zayed Bonus, courtesy of the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in honor of former UAE president Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahyan, will be given to the first man to break 27:35 (Leonard Patrick Komon, UAE Healthy Kidney 10K, 2011) and/or the first woman to break 30:44 (Lornah Kiplagat, New York Mini 10K, 2002).

The UAE Healthy Kidney 10K race benefits the National Kidney Foundation in honor of the late UAE President, Sheikh Zayed. The race was started to promote education and awareness of kidney health and kidney disease. Runners can support the National Kidney Foundation by making a donation during registration or joining Team Kidney. Team Kidney benefits include team clothing, personal fundraising web site and e-newsletters with fundraising and training tips, important race information, and inspiration. Click here to learn more.

To know more about the UAE, visit the UAE Embassy on Facebook; follow on Twitter. Their hashtag is #UAEUSA.

Baggage Check

Baggage check, located at Center Road, will be open from 7:30 to 11:00 a.m. If you wish to check a bag, please allow additional time for baggage check and security. Clear drawstring bags will be available.

Please review our enhanced security measures.

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

All race information is subject to change.


Your fee for the UAE Healthy Kidney 10K covers all NYRR race and administrative expenses. To support the mission of the National Kidney Foundation, please consider adding an additional donation to your payment when you register for the race.

Kidney Stories

Do you have a connection to kidney disease or organ donation? Please share your story and why you are running with the National Kidney Foundation by emailing

Course Info

The course is slightly more than one lap of Central Park’s six-mile loop.

Mile 1: Start on West Drive near 62nd Street and head north; there is a moderate uphill near the end of the first mile.

Mile 2: Continue through a series of rolling hills as you pass the Reservoir.

Mile 3: Pass the 102nd Street Transverse on your right and ascend, then descend Harlem Hill; continue past Lasker Rink.

Mile 4: Climb another hill as you run south on East Drive; pass the 102nd Street Transverse again and climb a small hill. At the 4-mile mark, you'll see the bronze Fred Lebow statue on your right. 

Mile 5: Continue south and pass the Metropolitan Museum of Art on your left and Cleopatra's Needle on your right. Descend Cat Hill (the Still Hunt statue will be on your right) and climb a slight rise right at the 5-mile mark. 

Mile 6: Pass the 72nd Street Transverse and continue around the bottom of the park to the finish at 67th Street on West Drive; this is also the TCS New York City Marathon finish line!

Accepted forms of payment include: credit card, check, and money order. Unfortunately, we are no longer able to accept cash payments.

Entry Fees

Feb. 25-Mar. 10Mar. 11-May 29Event Day
NYRR Members$18 $23$25
Jr/Sr Members$10$15 $20
Armed Services Veterans Members$10$15 $20
Active Duty Military Members$10$15 $20
Jr Non-Members$15$20$25
Accepted forms of payment include: credit card, check, and money order. Unfortunately, we are no longer able to accept cash payments.

Kids' Races

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

There are two types of kids' races at this event. We recommend the NYRR Youth Running Series race at the UAE Healthy Kidney 10K for kids who are older or more experienced. This 1.7-mile race for ages 7-18 begins at 11:15 a.m., is timed and scored, and comes with a souvenir T-shirt. The entry fee is $10 and registration is through My NYRR.

For younger or less experienced runners, NYRR also offers short kids' dashes for ages 2-12. These untimed, unscored runs typically range from 20 meters to 200 meters and begin at 10:30 a.m. The entry fee is $6 in advance and $8 on race day. Register through My NYRR. Please note that parents/guardians of children ages 7 and older are not permitted to enter the course; they should meet their children after their races in the reunion area.

Number Pickup & Registration

Numbers (which include your tag) and T-Shirts may be picked up at NYRR (9 East 89th Street/Fred Lebow Place) on:

• Thursday, May 28 1:00–7:00 p.m.

• Friday, May 29 1:00–7:00 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 at Race Day Central in Central Park (see course map) from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. If you pick up on race day, please be sure to allow yourself enough time to get from Race Day Central to the start.

If you're unable to pick up your race materials, a friend or family member can pick up for you; the person will need to know your full name and date of birth. 

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.

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Post-Race Festival

After you run, stick around for the post-race festival including live music, dance, fantastic raffle prizes, photo opportunities, great giveaways, and a United Arab Emirates cultural experience for the whole family!


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 for Men and Women
3rd $5000

NYRR Member Prize Money for Men and Women

Zayed Bonus (men and women)
$30,000 for the top finisher to break the Central Park record (27:35, Leonard Patrick Komon, 2011 / 30:44, Lornah Kiplagat, 2002)

Saturday, May 30, 2015 9:00am



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Both Men and Women
Finisher Medals
Marathon Qualifier
Prize Money


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