Please note: New for 2018, the start/finish, bag check, and the nutrition station are located on the 102nd Street Cross Drive, and Race-Day Central (number/bib pickup) is located at North Meadow Ballfield 8. See Course Info and map below.
Celebrate 60 years of NYRR with the NYRR 60K, a race with a long history for New York-area ultrarunners and an illustrious list of former champions.
Nothing builds up an appetite for turkey like running nine loops around Central Park. After 37.2 miles, you’ll even be ready to tackle those leftovers!
Please make sure that you're properly trained for this challenging distance. The event will have a time limit of 9 hours and 30 minutes. The course will close at 5:30 p.m.
This race is scored by gun time (not net time; there are no start mats) and all runners should start promptly at 8:00 a.m.
We'll provide a clear bag and label (with your bib number) to runners who want to access their own food and beverages during the event. You'll hand in this bag at pickup, and it will be placed on our nutrition station table, located west of the start/finish on the 102nd Street Cross Drive. This bag is for food and drinks only. If you leave unattended bags or items at another park location, they may be confiscated by NYPD and race security staff.
Event Hashtag: #NYC60K—use it in your tweets, Instagrams, and Facebook posts!
Please note: This race does not count toward the 9+1 program.
Please note new start/finish location for 2018: The race starts in Central Park on the 102nd Street Cross Drive with a counterclockwise 5.2-mile loop, followed by eight four-mile counterclockwise “inner” loops.
Loop 1 (5.2 miles): Start on the 102nd Street Cross Drive just west of East Drive and head west. Turn left onto West Drive and run south through a series of three rolling hills as you pass the Reservoir on your left. Enjoy a downhill, then a flat section. Loop around the bottom of the park and run north on East Drive. Ascend Cat Hill and continue past Engineers' Gate and the Fred Lebow statue. Turn left onto the 102nd Street Cross Drive.
Loops 2-9 (4 miles each): Continue past the start/finish line, then turn left onto West Drive and run south through the series of rolling hills, followed by a downhill, and then a flat section. Turn left onto the 72nd Street Transverse, and then make another left at East Drive to ascend Cat Hill. Continue past Engineers' Gate and the Fred Lebow statue. Turn left onto the 102nd Street Cross Drive. Run this 4-mile loop a total of eight times; on the final loop you will finish on the 102nd Street Cross Drive just west of East Drive.
Water and Gatorade will be available on the course at the start/finish area and on East Drive just north of the 72nd Street Transverse. The start/finish area will also have coffee, tea, hot chocolate, hot foods, fruit, gels, and other snacks, after the second loop.
|Category||May 1–16||May 17– |
|NYRR Specialty Member*||$30||$35|
|NYRR Member Plus||$35||$40|
|NYRR Miler/NYRR 5K Member||$35||$40|
|NYRR 10K Member||$0||$0|
|NYRR Friend (non-members)||$45||$50|
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:
Show the QR code from your race confirmation email or your My NYRR account to pick up your race materials. 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 for all our races except the TCS New York City Marathon.
On race day, race materials will be available from 6:45 to 7:45 a.m. at Race-Day Central, located at the backstop of North Meadow Ballfield 8 near the 102nd Street Cross Drive in Central Park. Please note: Shirt sizes are subject to availability. Bag check will be available near the nutrition table, located west of the start/finish along the 102nd Street Cross Drive.
The race will start at 8:00 a.m. sharp, so allow ample time to check in and be aware that finding street parking may be difficult.