Kick off cross country season in Van Cortlandt Park with this popular race that's been on our calendar for decades.
Please note: NYRR cross country races do not count toward the 9+1 program. Please also note that the start time for this race is now 9:00 a.m.
Event hashtag: #HenryIsolaXC—use it in your public tweets, Instagrams, and Facebook posts!
Registration for Cross Country Races
Each of NYRR's cross country races allows for 400 runners to register online. When a cross country race reaches its online capacity, this will be noted on the race page. Additional runners will be able to sign up at the event.
Mile 1: Start on "The Flats" and head south along the cinder path. Turn left/east and pass the Van Cortlandt Mansion on the right, then turn left/north toward the Cow Path entrance. Enter the woods and run on a well-groomed trail that ascends as you continue north, and then make a sharp left uphill turn when you see the race marshal at the Tortoise and Hare arrow pole.
Mile 2: Continue uphill with several switchbacks to the top of Cemetery Hill. Watch your footing; there are railroad ties every few yards to help maintain the trail.
Mile 3: Descend Cemetery Hill, again watching your footing. As the trail approaches the Henry Hudson Parkway, DO NOT continue straight to cross the bridge toward the Back Hills. Instead, turn left, heading back toward The Flats. The trail is mostly downhill and flat.
Mile 4: Exit the woods and stay to the right on the cinder path and complete another full lap. You will finish a few hundred meters south of the start line, along the cinder path parallel to Broadway.
|May 10– |
|NYRR Specialty Member*||$8||$10|
|NYRR Member Plus||$11||$13|
|NYRR Miler/NYRR 5K Member||$11||$13|
|NYRR 10K Member||$0||$0|
|NYRR Friend (non-members)||$11||$13|
Numbers (which include your timing tag) may be picked up at the NYRR RUNCENTER at 320 West 57th Street (between Eighth and Ninth 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, pickup will be at Race-Day Central at the Tortoise & Hare Statue from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. Bag check, also located at the Tortoise & Hare Statue, will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 10:45 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). This policy is in effect only for our weekly races, not for the TCS New York City Marathon.
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. Awards will be available after the race and distributed on-site.
Follow The MTA's Weekender schedule to plan your race-day transportation.
All race information is subject to change.
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