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City Parks Foundation Run for the Parks (4M)

The results are in. Stay tuned for complete official results, coverage, and photos, coming soon.

Spring is in full flower at this popular event that supports City Parks Foundation. Your support allows City Parks Foundation to provide vital cultural, educational, and athletic opportunities for New Yorkers of all ages, and strengthen community connections to local parks and green spaces. They work in over 350 parks citywide, presenting a broad range of programs in an effort to promote healthy communities. Their philosophy is simple: thriving parks reflect vibrant communities.

For more information about City Parks Foundation visit CityParksFoundation.org and like them on facebook at www.facebook.com/CityParksFoundation.

Event hashtag: #RunfortheParks--use it in your public tweets and Instagrams to be automatically entered into the NYRR Social Hashtag Challenge to win prizes!

Live Results

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!

Course Info

The course is the four-mile Central Park "inner loop." 

Mile 1: Start on East Drive near East 68th Street and run north, ascending Cat Hill.

Mile 2: Continue north and and pass Engineers' Gate (East 90th Street). Turn left onto the102nd Street Transverse.

Mile 3: Turn left on West Drive and run south through a series of three rolling hills as you pass the Reservoir.

Mile 4: Enjoy a downhill, then a flat section. Turn left at the 72nd Street Transverse; finish on the Transverse just west of Bethesda Terrace.

Entry Fees
Accepted forms of payment include: credit card, check, and money order. Unfortunately, we are no longer able to accept cash payments.

CategoryFeb. 17-
March 1
March 2-
April 9
Event Day
NYRR Members$18 $23$25
Jr/Sr Members$10$15$20
Armed Services Veterans Members$10$15$20
Active Duty Military Members$10$15$20
Jr Non-Members$15$20$25
Kid's Race Info

Kids' races (ages 2–12) begin at 9:30 a.m., and all kids should line up for their race on the east side of the 72nd Street Transverse by 9:30 a.m. The entry fee is $6 in advance and $8 on race day.

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.


Don't miss the post-race festival from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. in the Naumburg Bandshell area. The awards ceremony will begin at 9:15 a.m., followed by the raffle drawings at 9:55 a.m.


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.

Award winners that wish to receive an award plaque should complete our online claim form.

Use MTA Trip Planner and follow The 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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