NYRR Harry Murphy Cross Country 5K

  • Date

    October 6, 2019
    9:00 AM
  • Location

    Van Cortlandt Park
  • Distance

    5K
  • Hashtag

    #HarryMurphyXC
  • Both Men and Women
  • Cross Country
  • Scored

About

NYRR Harry Murphy Cross Country logoPlease note: This race starts at 9:00 a.m.

Join us as we continue our cross country series with the NYRR Harry Murphy Cross Country. Born in Brooklyn, Harry Murphy (1914-1993) was a founding member of NYRR in 1958 and co-founded the Prospect Park Track Club (PPTC) in 1970. A sign maker by trade, Murphy painted countless signs for NYRR events, earning the nickname "The Brush."

As a runner, coach, and mentor, Murphy is remembered by PPTC members for his innovative workouts and for helping many to develop a love for running. Celebrate his legacy on the trails of Van Cortlandt Park, or cheer on the runners with signs that would make Harry Murphy proud!

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:

  • Sunday, September 29, 8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. 
  • Monday, September 30, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 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.
  • Saturday, October 5, 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 event day. Numbers will be available on event day from 7:30 to 10:00 a.m at Number Pick-up. Event-day lines may impact your ability to get to the start on time.

Detailed Route Info

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.

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. 

Awards will be available after the race and distributed on-site.

Guidelines and Procedures

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