- Both Men and Women
- Staggered Start
This race has been cancelled. For more information, visit our FAQ page.
Join Team Boomer for the tenth-annual Run to Breathe and help them win the fight against cystic fibrosis, a genetic disease that attacks the lungs. Team Boomer works to encourage people with cystic fibrosis to live active, healthy lifestyles, and welcomes any athlete to join the team to raise funds and awareness for the cause.
In 1993, former NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason learned that his son Gunnar was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF). Never ones to back down from a fight, he and his wife Cheryl founded the Boomer Esiason Foundation (BEF) and decided right then and there to fight to find a cure for CF. Boomer’s Cystic Fibrosis Run to Breathe (4M) brought to you by UnitedHealthcare helps support BEF’s fundraising and awareness efforts.
One dollar from each race entry will benefit the Boomer Esiason Foundation. Runners can also make an additional donation during registration or by visiting the Boomer Esiason Foundation web site. Registered runners can also support the Boomer Esiason Foundation by joining Team Boomer. Check back soon for more details on how to sign up. As a member of Team Boomer, you will receive benefits such as an official Team Boomer uniform and a personalized fundraising page.
Don't miss the race-day festival, which will run from 7:30 to 11:00 a.m., and will include music, an awards ceremony, and a prize drawing held by Team Boomer at 10:30 a.m.
Live unofficial results are available during the race at liveresults.nyrr.org. 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 because the system works great on mobile devices, you can get unofficial results right after the race!
Why Race with New York Road Runners?
When you run with NYRR, you do more than compete in a world-class race—your support and participation play a role in fulfilling our mission to help and inspire people through running, and benefit NYRR’s free youth and community programs, including Rising New York Road Runners, NYRR Striders, Open Run, and more.
Numbers (which include your timing tag) and souvenir may be picked up at the NYRR RUNCENTER at 320 West 57th Street (between Eighth and Ninth avenues) on the following dates:
- Saturday, March 28, 8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
- Sunday, March 29, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
- Monday, March 30, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, March 31, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, April 1, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
- Thursday, April 2, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
- Friday, April 3, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
- Saturday, April 4, 8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Show the QR code from your race confirmation email or your NYRR account to pick up your race materials. Please pick up during the week to avoid crowds on race day. Race-day lines may impact your ability to get to the start on time. Souvenir sizes are subject to availability; please note that souvenirs may not be available at race-day pickup.
On race day, numbers will be available from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at Race-Day Central.
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 only for our weekly races, and not for the TCS New York City Marathon.
Bag check will be open from 7:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Help Reduce Single-Use Plastic Waste
Planning to check a bag on race morning? While we will continue to have clear plastic bags available at number pickup, we encourage you to use your own clear reusable plastic bag, no larger than 17" wide x 20" high x 7" deep, with the tag affixed. Learn more.
The course is the four-mile Central Park "inner loop."
Mile 1: Start on East Drive near East 68th Street and run north, ascending Cat Hill.
Mile 2: Continue north and and pass Engineers' Gate (East 90th Street). Turn left onto the 102nd Street Cross Drive.
Mile 3: Turn left onto West Drive and run south through a series of three rolling hills as you pass the Reservoir on your left.
Mile 4: Enjoy a downhill, then a flat section. Turn left onto the 72nd Street Transverse and finish just west of Bethesda Terrace.
All race information is subject to change.