This 5K race honors the late Percy Sutton, who as Manhattan borough president in the 1970s championed the New York City Marathon as a five-borough event and remained a supporter of NYRR and running throughout his life; he passed away in 2009. The run celebrates historic Harlem and is part of HARLEM WEEK, one of the northeast area's largest cultural celebrations.
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A 1.5-mile walk accompanies this event; separate registration is required. Information and registration are here.
This fast 5K course runs alongside Jackie Robinson Park and circles St. Nicholas Park, both historic and beautiful enclaves in the heart of Harlem. Although there is significant climbing in the first mile, most of the rest of the race is flat and downhill.
Mile 1: Starting at 135th Street and Brandhurst Avenue, head north on Brandhurst Avenue. Turn left at 145th Street and right onto Edgecombe Avenue. Continue north, passing Jackie Robinson Park on your right.
Mile 2: Make a left at 155th Street and another left onto St. Nicholas Place. Turn right at 150th Street and left onto Convent Avenue and continue running south on Convent Avenue.
Mile 3: Circle St. Nicholas Park and enjoy a thrillingly flat and fast final half-mile to the finish on St. Nicholas Avenue at approximately 138th Street, near the Percy E. Sutton Education Complex.
|May 10– |
|NYRR Specialty Member*||$19||$25|
|NYRR Member Plus||$27||$30|
|NYRR Miler/NYRR 5K Member||$27||$30|
|NYRR 10K Member||$0||$0|
|NYRR Friend (non-members)||$30||$34|
Kids' races (ages 2–12) begin at 10:15 a.m. and all kids should line up for their race, according to their age, on St. Nicholas Ave from 135th to 138th St. by 10:00 a.m. Entry is free for all participants. Registration for the kids' races will be open from 7:00 to 9:45 a.m. on race day at the Percy Sutton Educational Complex (enter at 136th Street between St. Nicholas Avenue and Frederick Douglass Boulevard).
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 T-shirts 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. Shirt size is subject to availability; please note that souvenirs may not be available at race-day pickup.
On race day, pickup will be at the Percy Sutton Educational Complex (enter at 136th Street between St. Nicholas Avenue and Frederick Douglass Boulevard) from 7:00 to 8:00 a.m. Bag check will also be at this location.
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 TCS New York City Marathon.
Enjoy entertainment, including DJs and dancers, from 7:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at 135th Street and St. Nicholas Park (St. Nicholas Park Plaza).
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.
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