In comparison to last year’s 17 degrees, the temperature at the Joe Kleinerman today was welcome, and perfect for a 10K in the park.
Kleinerman would’ve loved it—the founding NYRR member who passed away at age 91 was a dedicated runner and longtime Millrose Athletic Association coach. Runners channeled his spirit on the six-mile loop (plus an extra .2 to the finish) and contributed to a scholarship fund in his name; $1 of each race registration fee will benefit kids.
Whether runners got out of bed to #ResolveToRun in 2016, to conquer the hills, to earn their Saturday brunch, or for any number of other reasons, they made the most of this chance to see friends and get their workout done early. Audun Nordtveit led the charge in 30:36, and Allie Kieffer of the New York Athletic Club rocked the women’s field in 35:13.
You can register now for the next 10K on our calendar, the NYRR Central Park Spring Classic on March 26. For those who left something on the roads today, it’s a chance at redemption, and for those just starting to train, it’s a goal to keep you honest.