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Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K and USATF 5K Championships


Be a part of the world-famous TCS New York City Marathon excitement, run through the streets of Manhattan, and finish at the famed Marathon finish line in Central Park—without running 26.2 miles!

On TCS New York City Marathon Saturday, the Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K and USATF 5K Championships (3.1 miles) will take place for all runners who want to join in the marathon festivities. You can take a high-speed tour of midtown Manhattan en route to a spectacular finish in Central Park. Friends and family, marathoners and non-marathoners—all are welcome.

USATF 5K Championships

Leading the way will be the 2017 USATF 5K Championships for men and women, featuring Team USA Olympians and national record-holders, vying for a record $60,000 in prize money and the title of USA Champion.

Please note: Only U.S. citizens who have met the established qualifying standards are eligible for entry in the USATF 5K Championships. The USATF 5K Championships will begin at 8:30 a.m., 15 minutes prior to the start of the Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K. For more information, please contact [email protected].

Event Hashtag: #AbbottDash5K—use it in your tweets, Instagrams, and Facebook posts!

Live unofficial results are available during the race at and in the NYRR app. 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 get unofficial results right after the race!

Course Info

Start corrals will be on First Avenue north of East 44th Street and west of First Avenue on East 47th Street.

Mile 1: Start at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza on First Avenue at East 44th Street and head south. Turn right on East 42nd Street and head west. Turn right (north) onto Sixth Avenue just before the mile 1 marker.

Mile 2: Proceed up Sixth Avenue toward Central Park and turn right on Central Park South/West 59th Street. Just before the mile 2 marker, turn left into Central Park at Grand Army Plaza.

Mile 3: Proceed into the park, then turn left onto West Drive. Curve around the bottom of the park toward the TCS New York City Marathon finish line, on West Drive at 67th Street.

Entry Fees

*The NYRR Specialty Members category includes NYRR members in the following levels: Junior, Senior, Armed Service, Collegiate, and NYRR Youth Program Leads and Assistants.
CategoryMarch 2–15March 16–
Nov. 3
NYRR Member$40$45
NYRR Specialty Member*$25$30
NYRR Member Plus$40$45
NYRR Miler/NYRR 5K Member$40$45
NYRR 10K Member$0$0
NYRR Friend (non-members)$45$50
NYRR Friend–Junior$30$35

Number Pickup & Registration

Numbers (which include your timing tag) and souvenirs may be picked up at the following locations during the following hours:

Date Hours Location
October 29
10:00 a.m.–
6:00 p.m.
320 West 57th Street in Manhattan
October 30
7:00 a.m.–
8:00 p.m.
October 31
7:00 a.m.–
8:00 p.m.
November 1
No pickup hours
November 2
10:00 a.m.–
7:00 p.m.
TCS New York City Marathon Expo
Jacob K. Javits Center in Manhattan
November 3
10:00 a.m.–
7:00 p.m.
TCS New York City Marathon Expo

If you are unable to pick up your materials, a friend or family member may pick them up for you. There will be no race-day registration or number (bib) pickup.

Bag check, located at Center Road in Central Park, will be open from 7:00 to 11:00 a.m. There is no bag check at the start. If you wish to check a bag, please allow additional time for bag check, security, and getting to the start.

Race-Day Central will be located at the start in Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, and runners may be screened by security at the entrance to Race-Day Central.

Code of Conduct | Rules of Competition | Race Procedures | Run Clean


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.

Prize Money

USATF 5K Championships Prize Money for Men and Women
Must be entered in the USATF 5K Championships to be eligible

NYRR Member Prize Money for Men and Women
(Determined by Gun Time)
Not Available to athletes in the USATF 5K Championships

NYRR Team Prize Money for Men and Women
(Determined by Net Time)
Not Available to athletes in the USATF 5K Championships

To qualify for NYRR-member prize money and time bonuses, an individual must be a member for at least six months prior to the race date, unless otherwise noted.

Athletes competing in the USATF 5K Championships are not eligible for NYRR Member prize money, including team prize money, at this event.

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 MTA's 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, November 4, 2017 8:30am



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