This race is sold out, but spots remain for the Percy Sutton Harlem 5K Run, the New Balance Bronx 5K, and the NYRR Staten Island 5K.

R-U-N? We are! Back on the summer schedule for its second year, the NYRR R-U-N 5K is a unique, social-themed weekday run in Central Park, with a race start time of 7:00 p.m.

Challenge your friends, runners and non-runners alike—R-U-N?—to join you for 3.1 miles in scenic Central Park. Afterward, head out of the park to continue your evening and enjoy refreshments with your fellow runners at a nearby establishment—a twist to your usual Thursday happy hour.

This is a social-themed 5K, however, all runners will be timed and will receive 9+1 program credit.

Event hashtag: #r_u_n_5K—use it in your public tweets and Instagrams to be automatically entered into the NYRR Social Hashtag Challenge to win prizes!

Live Results

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 on West Drive at 91st Street and follow the road south. Reach the one-mile mark just before the 72nd Street Transverse.

Mile 2: Turn left onto the 72nd Street Transverse, and follow the road to East Drive. Turn left onto East Drive and continue north, reaching the two-mile mark near 82nd Street.

Mile 3: Follow East Drive around the Reservoir and pass the three-mile mark near 100th Street. Continue on East Drive to the finish just before the 102nd Street Cross Drive.

Entry Fees

Accepted forms of payment include: credit card, check, and money order. Unfortunately, we are no longer able to accept cash payments.
CategoryMay 3-16May 17-
Aug. 10
Race Day
NYRR Members$18$23$25
Jr./Sr. Members$10$15$20
Armed Services Veterans Members$10$15$20
Active Duty Military Members$10$15$20
Jr. Non-members$15$20$25

Number Pickup & Registration

Numbers (which include your timing tag) and souvenirs may be picked up at the NYRR Running Annex at 322 Columbus Avenue (between West 75th and West 76th streets). Number pickup is offered Monday through Thursday for this race during the following hours:

  • Monday, August 8, 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 9, 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 10, 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 11, 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

On race day, number pickup will be available at Race-Day Central from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Bag check, also available at Race-Day Central, will be open from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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

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

All race information is subject to change.

Thursday, August 11, 2016 7:00pm

Central Park


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