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NYRR Washington Heights Salsa, Blues, and Shamrocks 5K

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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!

Races for youngsters ages 2 to 12 are held after the 5K—between 50 feet and 1/5 of a mile on Fort Washington Avenue. They’ll sprint to the finish banner, where every kid will receive a medal from New York City firefighters and police officers.

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!

Pre-Race Kids' Breakfast at the Armory

Join us for a pre-run breakfast at the Track & Field Hall of Fame at the Armory on March 6 at 8:45 a.m. with the YM&YWHA of Washington Heights & Inwood. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis for all children running our kids’ races at this event and their family members. Book your spot now to enjoy free breakfast and stretches to get your little ones ready for the day.
Course Info

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. 

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

CategoryOct. 1-14Oct. 15-Mar. 5Event Day
NYRR Members$26$31$33
Jr/Sr Members$18$23$28
Armed Services Veterans Members$18$23$28
Active Duty Military Members$18$23$28
Jr Non-Members$23$28$33
Kid's Race Info

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.

Use MTA Weekender to plan your trip.

If you bike to the race, please follow our bike parking guidelines.

All race information is subject to change.

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