New Balance 5th Avenue Mile


The 2016 New Balance 5th Avenue Mile is taking place on Saturday of Labor Day Weekend.

Number pickup will take place Monday through Friday of race week at the New Balance Flatiron store at 150 5th Avenue (at 20th Street); view the schedule of pickup hours below.

With a new title sponsor this year, the New Balance 5th Avenue Mile opens a beautiful 20-block stretch of 5th Avenue to runners of all ages and abilities who want to run their best mile in New York City. 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.

Event hashtag: #NB5thAveMile—use it in your tweets, Instagrams, and Facebook posts!

MTA Update: Please note that the 4 train will not be running between Manhattan and Brooklyn on Saturday, September 3. It will terminate at Bowling Green. Runners and spectators coming from Brooklyn will need to take a 2 or 3 train to Fulton Street where they can transfer to the 4 or 5 train. See MTA Weekender for additional updates as the race approaches.


This schedule is subject to change. Entrants will run in races based on age groups, and must run in the section corresponding to their age and gender. Please note that no numbers (bibs) will be available for pickup after 12:00 noon.

Sold-out age groups will be indicated with a strikethrough.

Heat #

Bib Letter



1 W Wheelchairs and Handcycles 8:00 a.m.
Open Categories
2 AA Women 15-24 8:10 a.m.
3 A Men 15-24 8:25 a.m.
4 B Women 25-29 8:40 a.m.
5 C Men 25-29 8:55 a.m.
6 D Women 30-34 9:10 a.m.
7 E Men 30-34 9:25 a.m.
8 F Women 35-39 9:40 a.m.
9 G Men 35-39 9:55 a.m.
10 H Women 40-49 10:10 a.m.
11 I Men 40-49 10:25 a.m.
12 J Men and Women 50-59 10:40 a.m.
George Sheehan Memorial Mile
13 K Men and Women 60-69 11:00 a.m.
14 L Men and Women 70+ 11:20 a.m.
Specialty Heats
    Kids' Races (Age 2) 11:30 a.m.
15 M Media Mile 11:45 a.m.
    Kids' Races (Ages 3-4) 11:50 a.m.
16 PD / FD NYPD / FDNY Mile 12:00 p.m.
    Kids' Races (Ages 5-6) 12:10 p.m.
17A Y Youth Wheelchair Invitational 12:25 p.m.
17B Y Youth 7-14 12:30 p.m.
NYRR Road Mile Championships*
18   Women 12:45 p.m.
19   Men 1:00 p.m.
Professional Athletes*
20   Women 1:15 p.m.
21   Men 1:30 p.m.

*The NYRR Road Mile Championships and Professional Athlete heats are by invitation only. Athletes who wish to be considered for these heats
 must contact No athlete will be automatically placed in either of these heats.

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!

Kids' Races

Kids' races (ages 2–6) begin at 11:30 a.m., and all kids should line up for their race on 5th Avenue at least 15 minutes before their event. Registration is $6 in advance. Number pickup for kids' races will be available at 5th Avenue and 63rd Street.

Age Time Start Location
Age 2 11:30 a.m. 5th Avenue between 60th and 61st streets
Ages 3-4 11:50 a.m. 5th Avenue between 60th and 61st streets
Ages 5-6 12:10 p.m. 5th Avenue between 61st and 62nd streets

Please note that parents/guardians of children 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.

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 (to 65th Street): There's another gentle downhill in this segment.

Fourth quarter-mile (to 60th Street): 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.

*The NYRR Specialty Members category includes NYRR members in the following levels: Junior, Senior, Armed Service, Collegiate, and NYRR Youth Program Leads and Assistants.
CategoryApril 11-24April 25-
Sept. 2
Event Day
NYRR Member$25$30$35
NYRR Specialty Member*$25$30$35
NYRR Member Plus$25$30$35
NYRR Miler/NYRR 5K Member$25$30$35
NYRR 10K Member$0$0$0
NYRR Friend (non-members)$40$45$50
NYRR Friend–Junior$30$35$40

Number Pickup & Registration

Numbers (which include your timing tag) and New Balance technical T-shirts may be picked up at the New Balance Flatiron store at 150 5th Avenue (at 20th Street). Number pickup is offered Monday through Friday for this race during the following hours:

  • Monday, August 29, 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 30, 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 31, 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 1, 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
  • Friday, September 2, 10:00 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.

Bib pickup will take place exclusively at the New Balance Flatiron store. There will be no bib pickup at the NYRR Running Annex.

On race day, number pickup will take place from 6:45 a.m to 12:00 noon just north of the starting line at East 80th Street. T-shirts will be available for pickup either before or after each heat. T-shirt distribution will end at 12:45 p.m.

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. You may not drop off your bag earlier than 30 minutes before the start of your race. There will be a designated baggage truck for each age group. The trucks will drive to the finish for runners to collect their bags. If you wish to check a bag, please allow additional time for bag check and security.

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


Tiffany & Co. will provide awards for the top three men and women overall. Additional awards for age and gender groups are 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
(Determined by Gun Time)
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
(Determined by Gun Time)
1st $400
2nd $300
4th $100

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, September 3, 2016 8:00am


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