Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K and USATF 5K Championships


At the Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K, you’ll be a part of the world-famous TCS New York City Marathon. Runners will zip through the streets of Manhattan, and finish at the famed Marathon finish line in Central Park—without running 26.2 miles!

On TCS New York City Marathon Saturday, the Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K will take place for all runners who want to join in the marathon festivities. You can take a high-speed tour of midtown Manhattan en route to a spectacular finish in Central Park. Friends and family, marathoners and non-marathoners—all are welcome.

Event Hashtag: #AbbottDash5K—use it in your tweets, Instagrams, and Facebook posts!

USATF 5K Championships

2019 USATF 5K Championships logo New York Road Runners is proud to host the 2019 USATF 5K Championships for men and women, featuring Team USA Olympians and national record-holders vying for $60,000 in prize money and the title of USA champion.

Please note: Only U.S. citizens are eligible for the USATF 5K Championships and entry is by invitation only.

See below for a table of race start times

Event Start Time
USATF 5K Championships–Men’s Race 8:30 a.m.
USATF 5K Championships–Women's Race 8:35 a.m.
Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K 8:45 a.m.

Live Results

Live unofficial results are available during the race at Features include leaderboards, map tracking, and an individual runner search that can be shared on Twitter. Tell your friends and family to follow your progress, and get unofficial results right after the race!

Race-Day Photos

Photos will be captured by MarathonFoto and will be available for purchase in the days following the race. Visit the race page on MarathonFoto’s website after the race to access and purchase your photos.

NYRR Run for the Future

Make a donation to NYRR Run for the Future, a free scholarship program that teaches 11th grade high school girls how to run. Donate to NYRR Run for the Future here.

Course Info

Start corrals will be on First Avenue north of East 44th Street and west of First Avenue on East 47th Street.

Mile 1: Start at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza on First Avenue at East 44th Street and head south. Turn right on East 42nd Street and head west. Turn right (north) onto Sixth Avenue just before the mile 1 marker.

Mile 2: Proceed up Sixth Avenue toward Central Park and turn right on Central Park South/West 59th Street. Just before the mile 2 marker, turn left into Central Park at Grand Army Plaza.

Mile 3: Proceed into the park, then turn left onto West Drive. Curve around the bottom of the park toward the TCS New York City Marathon finish line, on West Drive at 67th 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.
CategoryJan. 11– 27Jan. 28–
Nov. 2
NYRR Member$40$45
NYRR Specialty Member*$25$30
NYRR Member Plus$40$45
NYRR Miler/NYRR 5K Member$40$45
NYRR 10K Member$0$0
NYRR Friend (non-members)$45$50
NYRR Friend–Junior$30$35

Number Pickup & Registration

Numbers (which include your timing tag) and race souvenirs, may be picked up at the following locations during the following hours:

Date Hours Location
October 27
10:00 a.m.–
6:00 p.m.
320 West 57th Street in Manhattan
October 28
7:00 a.m.–
8:00 p.m.
October 29
7:00 a.m.–
8:00 p.m.
October 30
7:00 a.m.
8:00 p.m.
October 31
10:00 a.m.–
7:00 p.m.
TCS New York City Marathon Expo
Jacob K. Javits Center in Manhattan
November 1
10:00 a.m.–
7:00 p.m.
TCS New York City Marathon Expo

If you are unable to pick up your materials, a friend or family member may pick them up for you. Race souvenirs are subject to availability. There will be no race-day registration or number (bib) pickup.

Bag check, located at Center Road in Central Park, will be open from 7:00 to 11:00 a.m. There is no bag check at the start. If you wish to check a bag, please allow additional time for bag check, security, and getting to the start.

Race-Day Central will be located at the start in Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, and runners may be screened by security at the entrance to Race-Day Central.

Code of Conduct | Rules of Competition
Race Procedures | Age PolicyRun Clean


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.

Prize Money

USATF 5K Championships Prize Money for Men and Women
Must be entered in the USATF 5K Championships to be eligible

NYRR Member Prize Money for Men and Women
(Determined by Gun Time)
Not available to athletes in the USATF 5K Championships

NYRR Team Prize Money for Men and Women
(Determined by Net Time)
Not available to athletes in the USATF 5K Championships

To qualify for NYRR-member prize money and time bonuses, an individual must be a member for at least six months prior to the race date, unless otherwise noted.

Athletes who have been suspended for doping by a governing body are not eligible to participate in, and should not apply for entry in, NYRR races. Extenuating circumstances may be reviewed by the NYRR Race Director.

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.


Saturday, November 2, 2019 8:45am



Both Men and Women
Marathon Qualifier
Prize Money
Staggered Start



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Registration will close at 11:59pm on Friday, November 1.


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