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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!
Net proceeds from the 2016 NYRR Washington Heights Salsa, Blues, and Shamrocks 5K will directly benefit The Armory Foundation.
Event hashtag: #WashHeights5K—use it in your tweets, Instagrams, and Facebook posts!
The distance is short, but the hills make this a challenging course.
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 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.
|Category||Oct. 1-14||Oct. 15-Mar. 5||Event Day|
|Armed Services Veterans Members||$18||$23||$28|
|Active Duty Military Members||$18||$23||$28|
These races for kids are sold out. Maybe that's because this event was named the best race for kids in the Northeast by Competitor magazine!
The entry fee is $6 in advance and $8 on race day, payable at number pickup/registration. Check out additional kids' races information.
Kids’ race times are as follows:
10:15 a.m: Ages 2–4
10:30 a.m.: Ages 5–9
10:45 a.m.: Ages 10–12
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.