Join New York Road Runners in Central Park for this 10K that celebrates the arrival of spring and can serve as test of your long-distance fitness, a solid training run, or a tune-up for a spring marathon.
This is a Classic Race that brings back the feel—and the pricing—of our events of yesteryear. The entry fee is $10 in all categories, and there are no T-shirts, no physical awards (award winners will be listed on our website as usual), and no post-race activities. The race is timed and scored, but it is not a marathon qualifier and it has a reduced field size. Please note: This event is open to NYRR members only. Sign up to become a member or renew your membership today!
Event hashtag: #CPSpringClassic—use it in your tweets, Instagrams, and Facebook posts!
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!
The course is slightly more than one lap of Central Park’s six-mile loop.
Mile 1: Start on East Drive just south of the 102nd Street Cross Drive and head north around the northern end of the park through the Harlem Hills, then south on West Drive.
Mile 2: Continue through a series of three rolling hills as you pass the Reservoir on your left.
Mile 3: Enjoy a downhill, followed by a flat section.
Mile 4: Pass the 72nd Street Transverse and climb a small hill to the TCS New York City Marathon finish line. Continue south around the bottom of the park and onto East Drive.
Mile 5: Pass the 72nd Street Transverse and continue north. Ascend Cat Hill and pass the Metropolitan Museum of Art on your right.
Mile 6: Pass Engineers' Gate (East 90th Street) and continue north. Shortly after the six-mile mark, turn left onto the 102nd Street Cross Drive and continue to the finish.
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There is no shirt for this race. Numbers (which include your timing tag) may be picked up at the NYRR RUNCENTER at 320 West 57th Street (between 8th and 9th avenues) on the following dates:
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.
On race day, bib pickup will both be located at Race-Day Central at the backstop of Ballfield 8 in Central Park from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Bag check, located on the 102nd Street Cross Drive, will be open from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Please be sure to allow yourself enough time to get from Race-Day Central to the start.
If you are unable to pick up your number, a friend or family member may pick up for you; the person will need to know your full name and date of birth. This policy is only for our weekly races, not for our marquee events.
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.