Percy Sutton Harlem 5K Run


This 5K race honors the late Percy Sutton, who as Manhattan borough president in the 1970s championed the New York City Marathon as a five-borough event and remained a supporter of NYRR and running throughout his life; he passed away in 2009. The run celebrates historic Harlem and is part of HARLEM WEEK, one of the northeast area's largest cultural celebrations.

For more information about HARLEM WEEK events, visit To learn more about The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, visit

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Percy Sutton Harlem Walk

A 1.5-mile walk accompanies this event; separate registration is required. Information and registration are here.

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!

Course Info

This fast 5K course circles St. Nicholas Park and runs alongside Jackie Robinson Park, both historic and beautiful enclaves in the heart of Harlem. Though there is significant climbing in the first mile, most of the rest of the race is flat and downhill, including a thrillingly flat and fast final half-mile to the finish on St. Nicholas Avenue at approximately 138th Street, near the Percy E. Sutton Education Complex.

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.
CategoryMay 3-16May 17-
Aug. 26
Event Day
NYRR Member$27$30$35
NYRR Specialty Member*$19$25$30
NYRR Member Plus$27$30$35
NYRR Miler/NYRR 5K Member$27$30$35
NYRR 10K Member$0$0$0
NYRR Friend (non-members)$30$34$39
NYRR Friend–Junior$24$30$35

Kids' Races

Kids' races (ages 2–12) begin at 10:15 a.m. and all kids should line up for their race, according to their age, on St. Nicholas Ave from 135th to 138th St. by 10:00 a.m. The entry fee is $6 in advance and $8 on race day. Registration for the kids' races will be open from 7:00 to 9:45 a.m. on race day at the Percy Sutton Educational Complex (enter at 136th Street between St. Nicholas Avenue and Frederick Douglass Boulevard).

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) and shirts 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 Friday for this race during the following hours:

  • Monday, August 22, 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 23, 4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 24, 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 25, 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, August 26, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 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, pickup will be at the Percy Sutton Educational Complex (enter at 136th Street between St. Nicholas Avenue and Frederick Douglass Boulevard) from 7:00 to 8:00 a.m. Bag check will also be at this location.

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.

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Post-Race Festival

Enjoy entertainment, including DJs and dancers, from 7:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at 135th Street and St. Nicholas Park (St. Nicholas Park Plaza).


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.

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, August 27, 2016 8:30am



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