New Balance 5th Avenue Mile


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.

Check back closer to race day for a schedule of heats. Please note: This event will include heats for Rising New York Road Runners; details will be announced and registration for those events will open soon.

Event hashtag: #NB5thAveMile—use it in your tweets, Instagrams, and Facebook posts!


See below for a tentative schedule of heats; 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.

Heat #

Bib Letter



1 W Wheelchairs and Handcycles 8:00 a.m.
Open Categories
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.
7 E Men 30-34 9:20 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.
11 I Men 40-49 10:20 a.m.
12 J Men and Women 50-59 10:35 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.
Specialty Miles
To Be Announced
18A Y Youth Wheelchair Invitational 12:35 p.m.
18B Y Youth 8-14 12:40 p.m.
NYRR Road Mile Championships*
19   Women 1:05 p.m.
20   Men 1:20 p.m.
Professional Athletes*
21   Men 1:35 p.m.
22   Women 1:50 p.m.

*The NYRR Road Mile Championships and Professional Athlete heats are by invitation only. No athlete will be automatically placed in either of these heats.

Race Photos

Photos will be captured and provided by Gameface a couple of days following the race. Visit 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.

Course Info

The start is on 5th Avenue near East 80th Street. You'll run south, and 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.

Entry Fees

*The NYRR Specialty Members category includes NYRR members in the following levels: Junior, Senior, Armed Service, Collegiate, and NYRR Youth Program Leads and Assistants.
Category May 1–16May 17–
Sept. 9
NYRR Member$25$30
NYRR Specialty Members*$25$30
NYRR Member Plus$25$30
NYRR Miler/NYRR 5K Member$25$30
NYRR 10K Member$0$0
NYRR Friend (non-members)$40$45
NYRR Friend–Junior$30$35

Number Pickup & Registration

Numbers (which include your timing tag) may be picked up at the NYRR RUNCENTER at 320 West 57th Street (between Eighth and Ninth avenues) on the following dates:
  • Saturday, September 1, 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 2, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Monday, September 3, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 4, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 5, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 6, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, September 7, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 8, 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.

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) and will need to know your shirt size. This policy is in effect only for our weekly races, not for the TCS New York City Marathon.

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


Tiffany & Co. will provide awards for the top three men and women overall. Additional awards for age and gender groups are 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.


Sunday, September 9, 2018 8:00am


1 Mile

Both Men and Women
Club Points
Marathon Qualifier
Prize Money



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Registration will close at 11:59pm on Saturday, September 8.


Sponsored By:

Title Partner | Official Athletic Footwear and Apparel Partner of NYRR
Premier Partner of NYRR


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