NYRR Gridiron 4M presented by The FLAG Art Foundation

  • Date

    February 2, 2020
    9:00 AM
  • Location

    Central Park
  • Distance

    4 Miles
  • Hashtag

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


You’re not just an armchair quarterback. On February 2, get your own game on! Start the big day by testing your arm strength in the Longest Football Throw contest from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Bring your kids to enjoy the football fun, too! They can toss the ball to show up the adults.

Once you've proven your passing game, you can work on your running game with four miles in Central Park to burn off some pre-game energy. Wear your favorite team's jersey to show your spirit and vote with your feet for that night's champion at our prediction counter near the two-mile mark.

After competing with your arm and then with your legs, you’ll have earned that seat to watch the game! 

The FLAG Art Foundation

The FLAG Art Foundation, founded in 2008 by art patron Glenn Fuhrman, is a non-profit exhibition space that encourages the appreciation of contemporary art among a diverse audience. FLAG invites a broad range of creative individuals to curate exhibitions and works in-depth with artists to provide curatorial support and a platform to realize their own solo exhibitions. Based in the heart of Manhattan’s Chelsea art district, FLAG and all of its related program are free and open to the public.

Swiss-born artist Nicolas Party was commissioned by the Foundation to design the 2020 NYRR Gridiron 4M T-shirt. His solo exhibition “Pastel” is on view at FLAG (545 W. 25th Street, 9th floor) through February 15, 2020.

You can like the FLAG Art Foundation on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter and Instagram.

Live Results

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 RunnersNYRR StridersOpen Run, and more.

Race Number Pickup

Numbers (which include your timing tag) and souvenir T-shirts may be picked up at the NYRR RUNCENTER at 320 West 57th Street (between Eighth and Ninth avenues) on the following dates:

  • Thursday, January 23, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. 
  • Friday, January 24, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. 
  • Saturday, January 25, 8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, January 26, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • Monday, January 27, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, January 28, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, January 29, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 30, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, January 31, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 1, 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 T-shirt sizes are subject to availability; please note that souvenirs may not be available at race-day pickup.

On race day, pickup will be at Race-Day Central, located near the 102nd Street Cross Drive behind Ballfield #8 in Central Park, from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Bag check, located just south of the 102nd Street Cross Drive within Race-Day Central, will be open from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. If you wish to check a bag, please allow extra time for bag check and security.

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.


Detailed Race Map
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Detailed Route Info

Mile 1: Start on East Drive, just south of the 102nd Street Cross Drive, and head north. Turn left onto the 102nd Street Cross Drive and follow West Drive south. The one-mile mark will be located on West Drive near West 87th Street.

Mile 2: Continue south on West Drive. Reach the two-mile mark as the course turns left onto the 72nd Street Transverse.

Mile 3: Follow the 72nd Street Transverse and turn left onto East Drive. Continue north on East Drive and reach the three-mile mark at East 85th Street.

Mile 4: Continue north on East Drive; the finish line is at the same location as the start, just south of the 102nd Street Cross Drive.

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.

NYRR Member Prize Money for Men and Women
Determined by Gun Time
1st $500
2nd $400
3rd $300
4th $200
5th $100
NYRR Member Age-Group for Men and Women
Determined by Gun Time
1st 40+ $150
2nd 40+ $100
3rd 40+ $50
1st 50+ $75
2nd 50+ $50
3rd 50+ $25
Time Bonuses
Determined by Gun Time
Top three men under 19:30 $100
Male winner who breaks event record of 19:12 $100
Top three women under 22:15 $100
Male winner who breaks event record of 21:23 $100

Guidelines and Procedures

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