Amateur and Professional Runners to Celebrate New Year at 36th Annual NYRR Midnight Run

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NYRR Midnight Run

A jubilant parade of spirited runners will come together this New Year’s Eve to dash into the New Year at the NYRR Midnight Run, a four-mile run on the gleaming streets of Central Park. At the stroke of midnight, thousands of participants, led by a talented professional athlete field, will take their first steps into 2015 amidst the sights and sounds of a 15-minute fireworks display. Runners can toast with family and friends at the sparkling cider fluid station halfway into the four-mile course. With the opportunity to write their New Year’s resolutions on their back bib numbers, runners will literally and figuratively start 2015 on the right—or left—foot.

The event is an exciting way to celebrate the New Year for non-runners, too! The pre- and post-race festival at the Central Park Bandshell features a high-energy dance party with a DJ and live performances of electric violins, saxophones, and vocalists. All will have the chance to remember the night with New Year’s party favors and photos from the photo booth located on NYRR’s special blue carpet.

The pre- and post-race festival is free and open to the public from 10:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Spectators and fans are encouraged and welcome to view the fireworks show at the start of the race just south of the 72nd Street Transverse. For more information about this spectacular evening, visit the event home page. Registration is still open.



Wednesday, December 31, 2014

10:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m.: Dance party featuring a DJ and live performers (electric violin, saxophone, and vocalists), photo booth, and more!

Midnight: Start of the four-mile run and fireworks show



Central Park

Pre- and post-race festival: Central Park Bandshell, just south of the 72nd Street Transverse

Race Start and Finish: 72nd Street Transverse near Cherry Hill just west of Bethesda Terrace



Thousands of New Year’s Eve revelers and runners



For more information, including how to register, visit the event home page.


Entry Fees


July 16-Dec. 30

Event day

NYRR Members



Jr./Sr. Members



Armed Services Veterans Members       



Active Duty Military Members






Jr. Non-Members




About New York Road Runners (NYRR)

Founded in 1958, New York Road Runners has grown from a local running club to the world’s premier community running organization, whose mission is to help and inspire people through running. NYRR’s commitment to New York City’s five boroughs features races, community events, youth running initiatives, school programs, and training resources that provide hundreds of thousands of people each year, from children to seniors, with the motivation, know-how, and opportunity to Run for Life. NYRR’s premier event, and the largest marathon in the world, is the TCS New York City Marathon. Held annually on the first Sunday in November, the race features 50,000 runners, from the world’s top professional athletes to a vast range of competitive, recreational, and charity runners. To learn more, visit

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