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!

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


Live Results

Live unofficial results are available during the race at liveresults.nyrr.org and in the NYRR app. Features include leaderboards, map tracking, and an individual runner search that can be shared on Facebook and Twitter. Tell your friends and family to follow your progress, and get unofficial results right after the race!


Kids' Races

Bring the whole family out with our Rising New York Road Runners at the France Run. Entry is free for all participants and activities begin at 9:30 a.m.


Why Race with New York Road Runners?

A portion of this event's proceeds supports NYRR’s mission to help and inspire people through running, and benefits NYRR’s youth and community programs.

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.
CategoryFeb. 20–
March 7
March 8–
Aug. 19
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

Number Pickup & Registration

Numbers (which include your timing tag) and T-shirts may be picked up at the NYRR RUNCENTER at 320 West 57th Street (between Eighth and Ninth avenues) on the following dates:

  • Sunday, August 12, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Monday, August 13, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 14, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 15, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 16, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, August 17, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 18, 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.

Show the QR code from your race confirmation email or your My NYRR account to pick up your race materials. Please pick up during the week to avoid crowds on race day. Race-day lines may impact your ability to get to the start on time. T-shirt sizes are subject to availability; please note that T-shirts may not be available at race-day pickup.

If you're unable to pick up your race materials, a friend or family member can pick up for you; the person will need your QR code (printed or digitally). This policy is in effect only for our weekly races, and not for the TCS New York City Marathon.

On race day, pickup will be at Race-Day Central at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. If you pick up on race day, please be sure to allow yourself enough time to get from Race-Day Central to the start.

Bag check, located at the northern end of Center Road near the Naumburg Bandshell (at approximately 72nd Street, within the park) will be open from 6:30 to 10:00 a.m. on race day.


Code of Conduct | Rules of Competition | Race Procedures | Run Clean


Follow The MTA's Weekender schedule to plan your event-day transportation.

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

All information is subject to change.

Post-Race Festival

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!


Prize Money

NYRR Member Prize Money for Men and Women
(Determined by Gun Time)
1st$500
2nd$400
3rd$300
4th$200
5th$100
1st 40+$150
2nd 40+$100
3rd 40+$50
1st 50+ AG$75
2nd 50+ AG$50
3rd 50+ AG$25

Time Bonus (Determined by Gun Time)
Top three men under 24:30$100
Male winner who breaks event record (23:48, Tadesse Yae Dabi, 2016)$100
Top three women under 28:00$100
Female winner who breaks event record (29:10, Angela Ortiz, 2015)$100

To be eligible for NYRR member prize money, participants must have an active NYRR membership for six months prior to race day.

Athletes who have been suspended for doping by a governing body are not eligible to participate in, and should not apply for entry in, NYRR races. Extenuating circumstances may be reviewed by the NYRR Race Director.

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DATE
Sunday, August 19, 2018 8:00am

LOCATION
Central Park

DISTANCE
8K

Download Course Map (PDF)

Interactive Course Map

RACE TYPES
Both Men and Women
Marathon Qualifier
Scored
Staggered Start

EVENT HASHTAG
#FranceRunNYC

RACE STATUS
Near Capacity

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Registration will close at 11:59pm on Saturday, August 18.

 

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