With title sponsor New Balance back this year, the New Balance 5th Avenue Mile opens a beautiful 20-block stretch of 5th Avenue to runners of all ages and abilities who want to run their best mile in New York City. Special races include a youth mile, the George Sheehan Memorial Mile for runners age 60 and over, the NYRR Road Mile Championships, and Olympic-caliber professional men's and women's races.
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Watch the 2017 New Balance 5th Avenue Mile professional athlete races live on NBC from 1:30 to 2:00 p.m. ET. The races will also be streamed via authentication on NBCSports.com/Live and the NBC Sports App, as well as with a subscription to NBC Sports Gold’s “Track and Field Pass,” which live streams to desktops, tablets, mobile phones, and connected devices.
This schedule is subject to change. Entrants will run in races based on age groups, and must run in the section corresponding to their age and gender. Please note that no numbers (bibs) will be available for pickup after 12:00 noon.
Sold-out age groups will be indicated with a
Age groups nearing capacity will be indicated in orange.
|1||W||Wheelchairs and Handcycles||8:00 a.m.|
|2||AA||Women 15-24||8:10 a.m.|
|3||A||Men 15-24||8:20 a.m.|
|4||B||Women 25-29||8:35 a.m.|
|5||C||Men 25-29||8:50 a.m.|
|6||D||Women 30-34||9:05 a.m.|
|8||F||Women 35-39||9:35 a.m.|
|9||G||Men 35-39||9:50 a.m.|
|10||H||Women 40-49||10:05 a.m.|
|George Sheehan Memorial Mile|
|13||K||Men and Women 60-69||10:50 a.m.|
|14||L||Men and Women 70+||11:05 a.m.|
|15||M||Media Mile||11:30 a.m.|
|16||NYPD / FDNY Mile||11:50 a.m.|
|17||New Balance 5 Borough Mile||12:15 p.m.|
|18A||Y||Youth Wheelchair Invitational||12:35 p.m.|
|18B||Y||Youth 7-14||12:40 p.m.|
|NYRR Road Mile Championships*|
Shorter-distance races for ages 2-6 begin at 11:20 a.m., and all kids should line up for their race on 5th Avenue near East 62nd Street at least 15 minutes before their event. Registration is free for all participants.
Parents should meet their children age 5 and older 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. Parents of children ages 2-4 may run with their children if they wish; please see our guidelines for NYRR youth events for details.
Photos will be captured and provided by Gameface a couple of days following the race. Visit gameface.photos/events and search the race name to receive access to your photos. Digital copies may be downloaded for free and prints will be available for purchase.
The start is on 5th Avenue near East 80th Street. You'll run south; you can check your progress by looking at the digital clocks at every quarter-mile mark.
First quarter-mile (to 75th Street): The race begins on a slight downhill.
Second quarter-mile (to 70th Street): This segment features a slight uphill.
Third quarter-mile (to 65th Street): There's another gentle downhill in this segment.
Fourth quarter-mile (to 60th Street): The final five blocks are on a flat surface.