France Run (8K)


Join us for a touch of France in Central Park. This race is inspired by the incredible culture and offerings of France. Come out for a family-friendly event with kids’ races, and celebrate France with a New York twist.

This event offers something for everyone: nearly five French miles in Central Park, along with excellent giveaways including delicious treats, a technical shirt for every registrant, and fantastic prize giveaways where you could win a trip to Paris on Air France!

Arrive early for a pre-race warm-up presented by Hospital for Special Surgery. We'll kick things off at 7:15 a.m. near the Bandshell at Race-Day Central.

Event hashtag: #FranceRunNYC—use it in your tweets, Instagrams, and Facebook posts!

Race Photos

Photos, sponsored by Air France, have been captured and provided by Gameface. Visit and search for photos by name or bib number. Digital copies may be downloaded for free and prints will be available for purchase. Tag your photos with #AIRFRANCERUN for a chance to win an exclusive Air France VIP bag!

Course Info

The eight-kilometer course takes place entirely within Central Park. Check back soon for a course map.

Mile 1: Start on East Drive near East 67th Street and run north, ascending Cat Hill.

Mile 2: Continue along East Drive as you pass the Reservoir on your left.

Mile 3: Pass the 102nd Street Transverse on your left and descend, then ascend Harlem Hill; continue past Lasker Rink.

Mile 4: Run over rolling hills as you head south on West Drive.

Mile 4.97 (8K): Enjoy a downhill, then a flat section. Turn left onto the 72nd Street Transverse and finish just west of Bethesda Terrace.

Entry Fees
*The NYRR Specialty Members category includes New York Road Runners members in the following levels: Junior, Senior, Armed Service, Collegiate, and NYRR Youth Programs Leads and Assistants.

CategoryApril 26–
May 9
May 10–
Aug. 20
NYRR Member$18$23
NYRR Specialty Members*$10$15
NYRR Member Plus$18$23
NYRR Miler/NYRR 5K Member$18$23
NYRR 10K Member$0$0
NYRR Friend (non-members)$33$37
NYRR Friend–Junior$15$20
Kid's Race Info

Kids' races (ages 2–12) begin at 9:45 a.m., and all kids should line up for their race on Center Road by 9:30 a.m. Registration is free for all participants.

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 youth events before race day.


After your run, stick around for the post-race festival, offering music, dancing, great giveaways—including a trip to Paris on Air France—and a fun experience for the whole family!

Also, don't miss our great France Run deals—on everything from airfare to champagne to French language classes—available online and at locations throughout New York City.

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