Join NYRR and the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates to celebrate the 13th annual UAE Healthy Kidney 10K. The event offers something for everyone—thrilling performances in Central Park from some of the world's top athletes, a fast course for runners chasing PRs, a great cause to inspire everyone, finisher medals, excellent giveaways, including a technical shirt for every registered entrant, and fantastic raffle prizes.
Event hashtag: #UAEHK10K—use it in your tweets, Instagrams, and Facebook posts!The UAE Healthy Kidney 10K will be broadcast live on USATF.TV starting at 8:50 a.m. ET on April 9, 2017. Invite your family and friends to tune in and catch all the action as an amazing pro field circles Central Park. After the event, the USATF.TV broadcast will be available for free on USATF.TV +PLUS—subscribe for access to watch coverage on-demand.
The UAE Healthy Kidney 10K race benefits the National Kidney Foundation in honor of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the first president and the founder of the United Arab Emirates. The race was started to promote education and awareness of kidney health and kidney disease. Runners can support the National Kidney Foundation by making a donation during registration or joining Team Kidney. Team Kidney benefits include team clothing, personal fundraising web site and e-newsletters with fundraising and training tips, important race information, and inspiration.
The $30,000 Zayed Bonus, courtesy of the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in honor of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan, will be given to the first man to break 27:35 (Leonard Patrick Komon, UAE Healthy Kidney 10K, 2011) and/or the first woman to break 30:44 (Lornah Kiplagat, New York Mini 10K, 2002).
Your fee for the UAE Healthy Kidney 10K covers all NYRR race and administrative expenses. To support the mission of the National Kidney Foundation, please consider adding an additional donation to your payment when you register for the race.
Do you have a connection to kidney disease or organ donation? Please share your story and why you are running with the National Kidney Foundation by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The course is slightly more than one counter-clockwise lap of Central Park’s six-mile loop.
Mile 1: Start on East Drive near 69th Street and head north; there is a moderate uphill early in the first mile.
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 5: Continue south on West Drive, passing the 72nd Street Transverse, and complete the lower loop of the park before the course turns back onto East Drive.
Mile 6 (+.2): Continue north on East Drive, passing the start line at 69th Street. Turn left at the 72nd Street Transverse and continue toward the finish line.
Stop by the post-race festival and enter a raffle drawing for your chance to win a great grand prize: