New Balance 5th Avenue Mile

Official results are up! Stay tuned for coverage and photos, coming soon.

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.

Please note: The schedule of events has changed, and certain heats will be run earlier than previously listed. Runners with questions or concerns should contact

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


Broadcast and Live Stream

In partnership with USA Track & Field, NBC Sports Group will broadcast the 2018 New Balance 5th Avenue Mile live on NBC at 12:00 p.m. ET. You can also catch all the action live online on the NBC Sports live stream or view at


See below for a schedule of heats. All times are subject to change. Heats marked with an asterisk are nearing capacity, and heats that have sold out are marked in red. 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.

Bib Letter



W Wheelchairs and Handcycles 7:25 a.m.
Open Categories
AA Women 15-24 7:30 a.m.
A Men 15-24 7:40 a.m.
B Women 25-29 7:50 a.m.
C Men 25-29 8:05 a.m.
D Women 30-34* 8:15 a.m.
E Men 30-34 8:30 a.m.
F Women 35-39 8:45 a.m.
G Men 35-39 9:00 a.m.
H Women 40-49* 9:10 a.m.
I Men 40-49 9:20 a.m.
J Men and Women 50-59 9:35 a.m.
George Sheehan Memorial Mile
K Men and Women 60-69 9:50 a.m.
L Men and Women 70+ 10:10 a.m.
Specialty Heats
M Media Heat 10:35 a.m.
Flag NYPD / FDNY Heat 10:55 a.m.
Rising New York Road Runners
  Stage 1 (Age 2) 10:05 a.m.
  Stage 1 (Ages 3–4) 10:25 a.m.
  Stage 1 (Ages 5–6) 10:45 a.m.
  Stage 1 (Ages 7–8) 11:10 a.m.
  Stage 1 (Ages 9–10) 11:20 a.m.
Y Youth Wheelchair Athletes 11:25 a.m.
Y Youth 8-14 11:40 a.m.
Professional Athletes and NYRR Road Mile Championships**
  Professional Women 12:10 p.m.
  Road Mile Women 12:25 p.m.
  Road Mile Men 12:35 p.m.
  Professional Men 12:45 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
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