AlertPlease note that the location for the NYRR Youth Running Series event on October 8 has changed from Clove Lakes Park to Silver Lake Park on Staten Island. 

Memorial Sloan Kettering's Fred's Team Presents Grete's Great Gallop (13.1M)


Join Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Fred’s Team for Grete’s Great Gallop (named for legendary marathoner Grete Waitz, a close friend of New York City Marathon co-founder Fred Lebow) on October 2 in Central Park! Grete and Fred ran the 1992 New York City Marathon while he was fighting brain cancer. Today, Fred’s Team (named after Lebow) has raised more than $65 million to bring us all one step closer to a world without cancer.

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

Join or Donate to Fred’s Team Today

Through Fred's Team, you can run this race in support of any area of cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Here's how: 1) Register for the race through NYRR, and 2) Register for Fred's Team's Choose Your Own Event program.

To make a general donation, or to support a Fred’s Team runner, visit the Fred's Team donation page. Email with any questions. Thank you for joining the fight against cancer.

Live Results

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!

NYRR Pace Team

Members of the NYRR Pace Team will guide participants toward specific goal times over the 13.1 miles. There will be signs in the corals starting at 6:51 per mile, or 1:30 half-marathon pace. If you choose to run with a pace group, pacers—you’ll recognize their blue and white striped tanks—will carry signs that correspond with the marathon paces and finish times below:

Finish Time Pace per Mile
1:30 6:51
1:35 7:15
1:40 7:37
1:45 8:00
1:50 8:23
1:55 8:46
2:00 9:09
2:05 9:33
2:10 9:54
2:15 10:17
2:30 11:26

Course Info

The course is two-plus loops of Central Park. The start is on West Drive near 64th Street. You’ll complete two full counter-clockwise loops of the park, after which you’ll start a third loop and turn left onto the 72nd Street Transverse just past the 13-mile mark. The finish line is on the Transverse at the easternmost entrance to the Naumburg Bandshell area. Major uphills are at approximately 1.5, 3.5, 4.5, 7, 9.5, and 10.5 miles.

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.
CategoryJuly 7-20July 21-
Oct. 1
Event Day
NYRR Member$30$35$40
NYRR Specialty Member*$25$30$35
NYRR Member Plus$30$35$40
NYRR Miler/NYRR 5K Member$30$35$40
NYRR 10K Member$0$0$0
NYRR Friend (non-members)$45$50$55
NYRR Friend–Junior$30$35$40

Kids' Races

Kids' races (ages 2–12) begin at 10:30 a.m., and all kids should line up for their race on the southern end of Center Road by 10:15 a.m. NYRR kids' races are free for all participants.

Please note that parents/guardians of children ages 5 and older will not be permitted to enter the course; all parents should meet their children after their races in the reunion area and must have the claim tag located on the bottom of their bib number. No child will be released to an adult without a claim tag.

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

Number Pickup & Registration

Numbers (which include your timing tag), technical shirts for adults and kids, and PowerGels may be picked up at the NYRR Running Annex at 322 Columbus Avenue (between West 75th and West 76th streets) on the following dates.

  • Monday, September 26, 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 27, 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 28, 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 29, 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, September 30, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 1, 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Show the QR code from your race confirmation email or your My NYRR account to pick up your race materials. Please pick up during the week to avoid crowds on race day. Race-day lines may impact your ability to get to the start on time. Shirt size is subject to availability; please note that shirts may not be available at race-day pickup.

On race day, numbers will be available at Race-Day Central in Central Park from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. for the half-marathon and from 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. for the kids' races. Bag check, located on the northern end of Center Road, will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 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 your QR code (printed or digitally) and will need to know your T-shirt size. This policy is in effect only for our weekly races, not for the United Airlines NYC Half or the TCS New York City Marathon.

Code of Conduct | Rules of Competition | Race Procedures

Post-Race Festival

A post-race festival will take place from 9:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Naumburg Bandshell and will include a live band and raffle. Enter to win one of these great prizes:

AKTIV Against Cancer Prize Bundle

  • 1 Mens ¾ Pull Over Sweater by Adidas AKTIV Performance
  • 1 Womens Clima Cool Jacket by Adidas AKTIV Performance

NYRR Prize Bundle

  • 1-year complimentary NYRR membership
  • 1 guaranteed, complimentary entry to the 2017 Airbnb Brooklyn Half

Memorial Sloan Kettering's Fred's Team Prize Bundle

  • Custom Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center-branded Vineyard Vines tote
  • 2 tickets to the Marathon Eve Dinner at the TCS New York City Marathon Pavilion on Saturday November 5
  • 4 tickets to Grandstand Seating (east side) at the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon finish line
  • 1 Fred’s Team hooded jacket
  • 1 Fred’s Team long-sleeve cotton T-shirt
  • 2 Fred’s Team short-sleeve performance and cotton T-shirts
  • Cheer items: pom-poms and cowbells


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
1st 40+$150
2nd 40+$100
3rd 40+$50
1st 50+ AG$75
2nd 50+ AG$50
3rd 50+ AG$25

Open Time Bonuses:
Top 3 Men Under 1:08:45$100
Male winner who breaks event record (1:02:56 Enos Matalane, 2005)$100
Top 3 Women Under 1:16:30$100
Female winner who breaks event record (1:12:33, Junko Asario, 1995)$100

NYRR Team Prize Money for Men and Women

To be eligible for NYRR member prize money, participants must have an active NYRR membership for three months prior to race day.

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.

Sunday, October 2, 2016 8:00am

Central Park


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Marathon Qualifier



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