- Both Men and Women
- Cross Country
The race will begin at 9:00 a.m. Fred Lebow believed that running is for everyone. A visionary genius, he co-founded the New York City Marathon in 1970 and served as president of NYRR and race director of the marathon for 22 years. Under his leadership, the marathon was transformed from a small race in Central Park to a five-borough extravaganza. Lebow was diagnosed with brain cancer in 1990 and he died at age 62 on October 9, 1994. Celebrate and honor Lebow at this annual cross country event!
Please note: NYRR cross country races do not count toward the 9+1 program.
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) may be picked up at the NYRR RUNCENTER at 320 West 57th Street (between Eighth and Ninth avenues) on the following dates:
- Saturday, November 9, 8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
- Sunday, November 10, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
- Monday, November 11, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, November 12, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, November 13, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
- Thursday, November 14, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
- Friday, November 15, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
- Saturday, November 16, 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.
On race day, number pickup will be at Van Cortlandt Park, near the Tortoise and Hare statue at Broadway and 248th Street, from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Check back soon for bag check location and hours.
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.
Start on "The Flats," a wide field bordering Broadway, and head south. Turn left/east to pass the Van Cortlandt Mansion along the southern edge of The Flats, then take another left to head north toward the woods at the Cow Path entrance. Follow the trail as you continue north.
Continue on the trail as it runs parallel to the Henry Hudson Parkway, and make the right turn toward the Back Hills as you reach the bridge that crosses over the Parkway.
Complete the Back Hills loop, then turn right after crossing back over the bridge to head toward The Flats. Exit the woods with about three-quarters of a mile to go, bear right, and continue to the finish along Broadway beyond the Tortoise and Hare statue.