- Both Men and Women
Celebrate the legacy of Grete Waitz with a run through Central Park. Race for a new 10K PR over the same ground where she won her five NYRR New York Mini 10K titles—setting road world records in 1979 and 1980—and where she ran the final miles of her nine New York City Marathon victories.
AKTIV Against Cancer
In 2007, Grete co-founded AKTIV Against Cancer (AKTIV) with Executive Director Helle Aanesen. The foundation works to ensure that physical activity will become an integral part of cancer treatment. To support this mission, AKTIV has pledged $3.3 million to fund leading exercise oncology research under the direction of Dr. Lee Jones at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK).
We invite you to celebrate Grete's legacy, and her vision of fighting cancer with exercise. Make a difference on the AKTIV Against Cancer website. Follow AKTIV Against Cancer on social media: Join their community on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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 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 T-shirts, the souvenir for this event, may be picked up at the NYRR RUNCENTER at 320 West 57th Street (between Eighth and Ninth avenues) on the following dates:
- Sunday, September 29, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
- Monday, September 30, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, October 1, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, October 2, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
- Thursday, October 3, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
- Friday, October 4, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Show the QR code from your race confirmation email or your NYRR account to pick up your race materials. Shirt sizes are subject to availability; please note that shirts may not be available at race-day pickup.
On race day, numbers will be available at Race-Day Central (location coming soon) in Central Park from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. Bag check, located on the northern end of Center Road, will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Please be sure to allow yourself enough time to get from Race-Day Central to the start.
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 our races except for the TCS New York City Marathon.
The course is slightly more than one counter-clockwise lap of Central Park’s six-mile loop.
Mile 1: Start on East Drive near 69th Street and head north; there is a moderate uphill early in the first mile.
Mile 2: Continue along East Drive as you pass the Reservoir on your left.
Mile 3: Pass the 102nd Street Transverse on your left and descend, then ascend Harlem Hill; continue past Lasker Rink.
Mile 4: Run over rolling hills as you head south on West Drive.
Mile 5: Continue south on West Drive, passing the 72nd Street Transverse, and complete the lower loop of the park before the course turns back onto East Drive.
Mile 6 (+.2): Continue north on East Drive, passing the start line at 69th Street. Turn left at the 72nd Street Transverse and continue toward the finish line.