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Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K


Be a part of the world-famous TCS New York City Marathon excitement, run through the streets of Manhattan, and finish at the famed Marathon finish line in Central Park—without running 26.2 miles!

On TCS New York City Marathon Saturday, the Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K (3.1 miles) will take place for all runners who want to join in the marathon festivities. You can take a high-speed tour of midtown Manhattan—en route to a spectacular finish in Central Park. Friends and family, marathoners and non-marathoners—all are welcome. All entrants receive a technical T-shirt. 

Event Hashtag: #AbbottDash5K—use it in your public tweets and Instagrams to be automatically entered into the new NYRR Social Hashtag Challenge to win prizes!

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!

Course Info

The start corrals for this race will be on First Avenue starting at 44th Street, moving north and turning toward Second Avenue at 47th Street.

Mile 1: Start at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza on 47th Street between First and Second avenues and head south. Turn right on 42nd Street and head west to Sixth Avenue and turn right just before the mile 1 marker.

Mile 2: Proceed up Sixth Avenue toward Central Park and turn right on Central Park South/59th Street. Just before the mile 2 marker, turn left into Central Park at Grand Army Plaza.

Mile 3: Proceed into the park, then turn left onto West Drive. Curve around the bottom of the park toward the TCS New York City Marathon finish line, on West Drive at 67th Street.

Entry Fees

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

*The NYRR Specialty Members category includes NYRR members in the following levels: Junior, Senior, Armed Service, Collegiate, and NYRR Youth Program Leads and Assistants.
CategoryMarch 8-21*March 22-
Nov. 2
Nov. 3-4
NYRR Member$40$45$50
NYRR Specialty Member*$25$30$35
NYRR Member Plus$40$45$50
NYRR Miler/NYRR 5K Member$40$45$50
NYRR 10K Member$0$0$0
NYRR Friend (non-members)$45$50$55
NYRR Friend–Junior$30$35$40

Number Pickup & Registration

Your race number (which includes your timing tag) and technical shirt must be picked up at the TCS New York City Marathon Health and Wellness Expo, located at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, Hall 3B, Eleventh Avenue at West 36th Street, during expo hours:

  • Thursday, November 3, 10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, November 4, 10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.

Shirt sizing is subject to availability. If you are unable to pick up your materials, a friend or family member may pick them up for you. There will be no race-day registration or number (bib) pickup.

Bag check, located at Center Road in Central Park, will be open from 7:00 to 11:00 a.m. There is no bag check at the start. If you wish to check a bag, please allow additional time for bag check, security, and getting to the start.

Race-Day Central will be located at the start in Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, and runners may be screened by security at the entrance to Race-Day Central.


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

NYRR Member Prize Money for Men and Women
(Determined by Gun Time)

NYRR Team Prize Money for Men and Women
(Determined by Net Time)

To qualify for NYRR-member prize money and time bonuses, an individual must be a member for at least three months prior to the race date, unless otherwise noted.

Athletes who have been suspended for doping by a governing body are not eligible to participate in, and should not apply for entry in, NYRR races. Extenuating circumstances may be reviewed by the NYRR Race Director.

Follow The Weekender schedule to plan your race-day transportation.

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

All race information is subject to change.

Saturday, November 5, 2016 8:30am



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Both Men and Women
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Registration will close at 11:59pm on Friday, November 4.


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