Poland Spring Marathon Kickoff (5M)

 

Join us for the start of something special! Just one week before the TCS New York City Marathon, this race travels the roads of Central Park and ends at the Marathon finish line, with Poland Spring brand water available on the course and in the post-finish area.

Event hashtag: #PolandSpringKickoff—use it in your public 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 because the system works great on mobile devices, you can get unofficial results right after the race!

Course Info

Mile 1: Start on Central Park’s West Drive near 67th Street and head south around the southern loop of the park.

Mile 2: Bear left and run north on East Drive, climbing Cat Hill (about 600 meters) between 72nd and 78th streets.

Mile 3: Continue north on East Drive on a straight, flat section, then downhill to a left turn onto the 102nd Street Cross Drive. Continue downhill to West Drive.

Mile 4: Turn left again on West Drive and run a series of three rolling hills between the Cross Drive and the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir.

Mile 5: Enjoy a downhill, and then a flat section of the course, before finishing on West Drive at 69th street.

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.
CategoryMay 1–16May 17–
Oct. 28
NYRR Member$18$23
NYRR Specialty Member*$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 New Balance tech T-shirts may be picked up at the NYRR RUNCENTER at 320 West 57th Street (between Eighth and Ninth avenues) on the following dates:

  • Saturday, October 20, 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 21, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Monday, October 22, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 23, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 24, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 25, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, October 26, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 27, 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. 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.

Check back soon for information on Race-Day Central, including the location and the hours for race-day number pickup and bag check.


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Awards

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.

Award winners that wish to receive an award plaque should complete our online claim form.


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

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

All race information is subject to change.

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DATE
Sunday, October 28, 2018 8:30am

LOCATION
Central Park

DISTANCE
5 Miles

RACE TYPES
Both Men and Women
Marathon Qualifier
Scored

EVENT HASHTAG
#PolandSpringKickoff

RACE STATUS
Available

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Registration will close at 11:59pm on Saturday, October 27.

 

Sponsored By:

Title Sponsor and Strategic Partner
Premier Partner of NYRR
Official Athletic Footwear and Apparel Partner of NYRR

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