Japan Run (4M)

Official results have been posted. Stay tuned for photo galleries and our race report from today's event. 


Celebrate traditional and contemporary Japanese culture at this four-mile race in Central Park, now in its 11th year. The race and accompanying kids' races are part of Japan Day @ Central Park, which starts immediately after the Japan Run and features a variety of Japanese food, activities, and stage performances over the course of the day.

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

Course Info

The course is the four-mile Central Park "inner loop."

Mile 1: Start on East Drive near East 68th Street and run north, ascending Cat Hill.

Mile 2: Continue north and and pass Engineers' Gate (East 90th Street). Turn left onto the 102nd Street Transverse.

Mile 3: Turn left on West Drive and run south through a series of three rolling hills as you pass the Reservoir on your left.

Mile 4: Enjoy a downhill, then a flat section. Turn left onto the 72nd Street Transverse and finish just west of Bethesda Terrace.

Entry Fees
*The NYRR Specialty Members category includes New York Road Runners members in the following levels: Junior, Senior, Armed Service, Collegiate, and NYRR Youth Program Leads and Assistants.

CategoryFeb. 8–21Feb. 22–
May 14
NYRR Member$18$23
NYRR Specialty Members*$10$15
NYRR Member Plus$18$23
NYRR Miler/NYRR 5K Member$18$23
NYRR 10K Member$0$0
NYRR Friend (non-members)$33$37
NYRR Friend–Junior$15$20
Kid's Race Info

Kids' Races (ages 2–12) begin at 9:30 a.m., and all kids should line up for their race on the 72nd Street Transverse by 9:25 a.m. Entry is free for all participants.

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.

Entertainment

Celebrate Mother's Day in Japanese style at the Japan Day Festival, in the vicinity of the Naumberg Bandshell and Center Road immediately following the four-mile race. Enjoy traditional and contemporary Japanese culture through food, activities, and stage performances. For more information, visit japandaynyc.org. A prize drawing for runners will take place in the Bandshell at 9:15 a.m.; you must be present to win.

Awards

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 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.

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