Fred Lebow believed that running is for everyone. A visionary genius, he co-founded the New York City Marathon in 1970 and served as president of NYRR and race director of the marathon for 22 years. Under his leadership, the marathon was transformed from a small race in Central Park to a five-borough extravaganza. Lebow was diagnosed with brain cancer in 1990 and he died at age 62 on October 9, 1994. Celebrate and honor Lebow at this annual cross country event!
Event hashtag: #FredLebowXC—use it in your tweets, Instagrams, and Facebook posts!
Please note: NYRR cross country races do not count toward the 9+1 program. In addition, the start time of this race has changed from 11:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Runners with questions or concerns should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t miss out on the other races in our NYRR cross country series at Van Cortlandt Park:
Start on "The Flats," a wide field bordering Broadway, and head south. Turn left/east to pass the Van Cortlandt Mansion along the southern edge of The Flats, then take another left to head north toward the woods at the Cow Path entrance. Follow the trail as you continue north.
Continue on the trail as it runs parallel to the Henry Hudson Parkway, and make the right turn toward the Back Hills as you reach the bridge that crosses over the Parkway.
Complete the Back Hills loop, then turn right after crossing back over the bridge to head toward The Flats. Exit the woods with about three-quarters of a mile to go, bear right, and continue to the finish along Broadway beyond the Tortoise and Hare statue.
|Category||May 1–16||May 17– |
|NYRR Specialty Member*||$8||$10|
|NYRR Member Plus||$11||$13|
|NYRR Miler/NYRR 5K Member||$11||$13|
|NYRR 10K Member||$0||$0|
|NYRR Friend (non-members)||$11||$13|
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:
Show the QR code from your race confirmation email or your My NYRR account to pick up your race materials.
On race day, number pickup will be at Van Cortlandt Park, near the Tortoise and Hare statue at Broadway and 248th Street, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Bag check, also located near the Tortoise and Hare statue, will be available from 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 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). This policy is in effect for all NYRR races except the TCS New York City Marathon.
Awards will be available to the top-three men and women overall, as well as in age and gender groups as explained in this article. A list of all award winners will be posted in the results for each race. Awards will be available after the race and distributed on-site.
Follow The MTA's Weekender schedule to plan your race-day transportation.
All race information is subject to change.
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