NYRR Al Gordon 4M


Celebrate health and longevity at this four-mile race in Brooklyn's Prospect Park. Namesake Al Gordon exemplified NYRR’s motto, Run for Life. A standout track runner in college, Gordon had an 80-year career in finance and was an NYRR board member and benefactor. He started running marathons in his 80s and exercised regularly until the end of his life in 2009—at age 107. Lace up in Gordon's honor!

This event is no longer a members-only Classic Race. It is part of our 9+1 program for guaranteed entry to the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon.

Event hashtag: #AlGordon4M—use it in your tweets, Instagrams, and Facebook posts!

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!

Course Info

Mile 1: Start in the middle of the park on Center Drive and head east. Turn left on the park’s main loop drive and head north, ascending Brooklyn Hill.

Mile 2: Follow the road to the left (west) over flat and gently rolling terrain.

Mile 3: Continue west, then south down a long, gentle hill. Prospect Park Lake will be on your left, and the terrain is flat and to gently rolling.

Mile 4: With the lake still on your left, head west, then curve north. Turn left onto Center Drive to finish at your starting point.

Entry Fees

Accepted forms of payment include: credit card, check, and money order. Unfortunately, we are no longer able to accept cash payments.
CategoryOct. 1-14Oct. 15-Feb. 19Event Day
NYRR Members$18$23$25
Jr/Sr Members$10$15$20
Armed Services Veteran Members$10$15$20
Active Duty Military Members$10$15$20
Non-Members $33$37$40
Jr Non-Members$15$20$25

Number Pickup & Registration

Numbers (which include your timing tag) and scarves, a new souvenir for this year's race, may be picked up at the NYRR Running Annex at 322 Columbus Avenue (between West 75th and West 76th streets) on the following dates. Please note that the NYRR Running Annex is closed on Monday, February 15, in observance of Presidents' Day.

  • Tuesday, February 16, 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, February 17, 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 18, 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, February 19, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. 

On race day in Brooklyn, pickup will be at Race-Day Central on Center Drive in Prospect Park from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. Please be sure to allow yourself enough time to get from Race-Day Central to the start. Bag check, located in the same place, will be open from 6:30 to 9:15 a.m.

Please pick up early in the week to avoid crowds. If you're unable to pick up your race number, a friend or family member may pick it up for you; the person will need to know your full name and date of birth. This policy is only for our weekly races, not for our marquee events.

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 who wish to receive an award plaque should complete our online claim form.

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.

Saturday, February 20, 2016 8:00am

Prospect Park, Brooklyn

4 Miles

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Both Men and Women
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Registration will close at 11:59pm on Friday, February 19.



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