New Balance 5th Avenue Mile

  • Both Men and Women
  • 9+1
  • Prize Money
  • Scored
  • Youth


New Balance 5th Avenue Mile logo

With title sponsor New Balance back this year, the New Balance 5th Avenue Mile opens a beautiful 20-block stretch of 5th Avenue to runners of all ages and abilities who want to run their best mile in New York City. Special races include a youth mile, the George Sheehan Memorial Mile for runners age 60 and over, the New Balance FuelCell Media Mile, the NYRR Road Mile Championships, and Olympic-caliber professional men's and women's races.

Event hashtag: #NB5thAveMile—use it in your tweets and Instagram posts!

Rising New York Road Runners Event

This year, all participants ages 18 and under are invited to run for free with Rising New York Road Runners at the New Balance 5th Avenue Mile in celebration of 20 years of free youth running at New York Road Runners.

Schedule of Events

View the full schedule of heats and events taking place throughout the day. 
Please note: The following heats are near capacity:

  • Men 25–29
  • Women 25–29 (sold out)
  • Men 30–34 (sold out)
  • Women 30–34 (sold out)
  • Men 35–39
  • Women 35–39
  • Men 40–49 (sold out)
  • Women 40–49 (sold out)
  • Men and Women 50–59 (sold out)

Race Photos

Photos will be captured and provided by Gameface a couple of days following the race. Visit and search the race name to receive access to your photos. Digital copies may be downloaded for free courtesy of Strava. Sign into your Strava account to view and download your photos.

Race Souvenir

The souvenir for this year's race is a pair of New Balance 5th Avenue Mile shorts.

Our New Balance 5th Avenue Mile 5-Inch shorts feature a modern print and versatile design built for speed. A favorite in the official race collection, this training short for men comes outfitted with a handy key pocket and a comfortable brief liner. Plus, NB DRY moisture-wicking technology helps you stay comfortable whether you’re running a mile or a marathon.

Our New Balance 5th Avenue Mile 2.5-Inch shorts feature a modern print and versatile design built for speed. A favorite in the official race collection, this training short for women comes outfitted with a handy key pocket, NB DRY moisture-wicking technology and a comfortable brief liner. Plus, the wide logo waistband adds even more comfort and style.

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.

Race Number Pickup

Numbers (which include your timing tag) and souvenir New Balance 5th Avenue Mile shorts may be picked up at the NYRR RUNCENTER on the following dates. Please note: The NYRR RUNCENTER will be closed on Monday, September 2 for Labor Day.

  • Saturday, August 24, 8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 25, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • Monday, August 26, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 27, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 28, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 29, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, August 30, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 31, 8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 1, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 3, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 4, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 5, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, September 6, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 7, 8:00 a.m.–7:00 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 only for our weekly races, not for the TCS New York City Marathon.

On event day, number and souvenir pickup will take place on the west side of 5th Avenue between 81st Street and 82nd Street. Number pickup will be available beginning at 6:30 a.m. and souvenir pickup will be available until 12:00 p.m.


Detailed Race Map
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Detailed Route Info

The start is on 5th Avenue near East 80th Street. You'll run south, and you can check your progress by looking at the digital clocks at every quarter-mile mark.

First quarter-mile (to 75th Street): The race begins on a slight downhill.

Second quarter-mile (to 70th Street): This segment features a slight uphill.

Third quarter-mile (to 65th Street): There's another gentle downhill in this segment.

Fourth quarter-mile (to 60th Street): The final five blocks are on a flat surface.

Awards & Prize Money Charts

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 who wish to receive an award plaque should complete our online claim form.

Guidelines and Procedures

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