Upper Manhattan's diverse and picturesque Washington Heights neighborhood provides the backdrop for this 5K. On a hilly course that circles Fort Tryon Park and the historic Cloisters, runners are serenaded by musical groups playing—you guessed it—salsa, blues, and Irish folk music, plus gospel, merengue, and jazz!
New York Road Runners also offers races for youngsters ages 2 to 12—held after the 5K—between 50 feet and 1/5 of a mile on Fort Washington Avenue. The kids will sprint to the finish banner, where every kid will receive a medal from New York City firefighters and police officers.
Net proceeds from the 2017 NYRR Washington Heights Salsa, Blues, and Shamrocks 5K will directly benefit The Armory Foundation.
Event hashtag: #WashHeights5K—use it in your public tweets and Instagrams to be automatically entered into the NYRR Social Hashtag Challenge to win prizes!
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!
Mile 1: Start at West 173rd Street—five blocks north of the New Balance Track & Field Center at the Armory—and head north (and uphill) on Fort Washington Avenue. Run under the George Washington Bridge at 178th Street and continue uphill, then downhill, then uphill again.
Mile 2: Enter Fort Tryon Park and run a counter-clockwise loop of Margaret Corbin Road over rolling hills.
Mile 3: Exit the park just past the two-mile mark and retrace your steps back down Fort Washington Avenue to the finish near 170th Street.
Check back soon for a course map.
|Category||Oct. 4–17||Oct. 18–Mar. 5|
|NYRR Specialty Member*||$18||$23|
|NYRR Member Plus||$26||$31|
|NYRR Miler/NYRR 5K Member||$26||$31|
|NYRR 10K Member||$0||$0|
|NYRR Friend (non-members)||$41||$45|
Sign your kids up for our dash races, which will take place at the following times:
10:15 a.m: Ages 2–4
10:30 a.m.: Ages 5–9
10:45 a.m.: Ages 10–12
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.
Numbers (which include your timing tag) and souvenirs for adults and kids 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. Shirt size is subject to availability; please note that shirts may not be available at race-day pickup.
On event day, number pickup will take place at the New Balance Track and Field Center at the Armory, 216 Fort Washington Avenue (at West 168th Street); pickup for the 5K will be available from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., and pickup for the Kids' races will be available from 8:45 to 10:15 a.m. Kids' races registration will close promptly at 10:15 a.m.
Bag check, located on 169th Street and Fort Washington Avenue, will be open from 7:30 to 10:15 a.m. Please be sure to allow yourself enough time to get from Race-Day Central to the start.
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.
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.
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.