NYRR Gridiron 4M presented by The FLAG Art Foundation

  • Date

    February 12, 2023
    9:00 AM
  • Location

    Central Park
  • Distance

    4 Miles
  • Hashtag

  • Scored
  • 9+1
  • Prize Money


NYRR Gridiron 4M Presented by the FLAG Art Foundation logoThis event is completed.

4,866 Total Finishers

2,472 Men | 2,382 Women | 12 Non-Binary
View official results from this race.

View Gridiron 4M presented by The FLAG Art Foundation race photos.

On the day of the final football game of the year, join us for our last Central Park race until April at the NYRR Gridiron 4M presented by The FLAG Art Foundation.

The FLAG Art Foundation is a nonprofit exhibition space that encourages the appreciation of contemporary art among diverse audiences. Founded in 2008 by art patron and philanthropist Glenn Fuhrman, FLAG presents rotating exhibitions that include artworks borrowed from a variety of sources. FLAG invites a broad range of creative individuals to curate thematic group shows and works in-depth with artists to provide curatorial support and a platform to realize solo exhibitions. Based in Manhattan’s Chelsea art district, FLAG and all of its related programs are free and open to the public.

Check back in closer to race day for the reveal of the 2023 race T-shirt, designed by Baltimore-born, Brooklyn-based artist, Derrick Adams. The inspiration for the design he said was “focused on the collective spirit of the race, over the individual winners - community building through a shared love for running." 

Working across painting, collage, sculpture, performance, video, and sound installations, Adams explores image-making and how African American experiences intersect with art history, American iconography, popular culture, and consumerism.




Notes on Registration

  • The race will operate under 2023 Safety Procedures at NYRR Races guidelines.
  • This race is a 9+1 program qualifier.
  • We’ve updated our website with a new change to increase inclusivity and representation in our races. Runners can now register as woman, man, or non-binary. Visit our FAQ page for more information on how to update your profile.
  • If you wish to pay in cash for your race entry, please email help@nyrr.org for assistance. Please include the event name and the email associated with your NYRR account.
  • As part of our mission to help and inspire people through running, New York Road Runners offers annually a limited number of complimentary race entries—including to the TCS New York City Marathon—through Race Free. Learn more and apply.

Race Number Pickup


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:

  • Monday, January 30, 10:00 a.m.–7:30 p.m.

  • Tuesday, January 31, 10:00 a.m.–7:30 p.m.

  • Wednesday, February 1, 10:00 a.m.–7:30 p.m.

  • Thursday, February 2, 10:00 a.m.–7:30 p.m.

  • Friday, February 3, 10:00 a.m.–7:30 p.m.

  • Saturday, February 4, 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  • Sunday, February 5, 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

  • Monday, February 6, 10:00 a.m.–7:30 p.m.

  • Tuesday, February 7, 10:00 a.m.–7:30 p.m.

  • Wednesday, February 8, 10:00 a.m.–7:30 p.m.

  • Thursday, February 9, 10:00 a.m.–7:30 p.m.

  • Friday, February 10, 10:00 a.m.–7:30 p.m.

  • Saturday, February 11, 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Runners are encouraged to pick up their bibs at the RUNCENTER to avoid race day lines.

All participants will receive a New Balance Long sleeve tech tee at number pickup.

On race day, number pickup will be available from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at Race-Day Central (located at the backstop of ballfield 8 in Central Park near the 102nd St. Transverse).

Show your race confirmation email or the QR code from your NYRR account to pick up your race materials. Proxy bib pickup is available for this race, so a friend or family member can pick up your race materials. The person will need the QR code for your NYRR account, along with a form of photo identification that corresponds to your NYRR account.

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Race Day

Longest Football Throw Competition


Warm up your arm and get ready for the return of the Longest Football Throw contest before the race. Between 8:00 and 8:30 a.m., you can take one attempt at a Hail Mary toss to prove your quarterbacking skills. The longest thrower in each division (women, non-binary, men) will take home a prize!

Bag Check


Bag check will be available beginning at 7:30 a.m. at Race-Day Central (located along the 102 Transverse near backstop of ballfield 8).

The Course


View the course map.

The race takes a counter-clockwise loop of the park that starts on the 102nd Street Cross Drive, runs down to the 72nd Street Transverse, and then heads back north to the finish on the 102nd Street Cross Drive.

Start on the 102nd Street Cross Drive near East Drive, heading west and turning left onto West Drive. Follow West Drive until you approach the 72nd Street Transverse, where you will turn left onto the Transverse.

On the Transverse, at the half-way point of the race, you can run to the left or the right side of the road to "vote" for your pick for the winner of that night's game.

As you approach East Drive, make another left turn, and continue north until the finish line near the 102nd Street Cross Drive.

Results and Awards


Live, unofficial results will be available in the NYRR Racing App and at liveresults.nyrr.org during the event.

After the conclusion of the event, official results will be posted on results.nyrr.org.

Awards will be presented on site to the top-three finishers in the overall men, women, and non-binary divisions. Runners who place in the top-three of their age group will be able to claim an award in the days following the race by filling out our Age-Group Awards Claim Form.

Prize Money


NYRR Member Division

Prize money amounts equal for men, women, and non-binary. To be eligible for NYRR Member Division prize money and time bonuses, runners must have been NYRR member since at least November 12, 2022, including the date of the race, and must complete the course in 28 minutes or less.

Place Amount
1st $500
2nd $400
3rd $300
4th $200
5th $100
1st 40+ $150
2nd 40+ $100
3rd 40+ $50

Time Bonus

$100 Race winner who breaks the existing event record.
Bonus is available to the race winner only, and they must break, not tie, the mark:
Men: 19:12, Christopher Pannone, 2009
Women: 21:54, Nuhamin Bogale Ashame, 2020
Non-Binary: 25:27, Zackary Harris, 2022
$100 Top three finishers under the following standards:
Men: 19:30
Women: 22:30
Non-Binary: 22:30


More Race Information

Cancellation Policy


If NYRR cancels an offering on the direction of local, city, or state authorities, participants will be informed as soon as possible, including communication of participant resolution options. Events will not be rescheduled.

All event information is subject to change.


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