NYRR Kurt Steiner Cross Country 5K

  • Date

    September 15, 2019
    9:00 AM
  • Location

    Van Cortlandt Park
  • Distance

  • Hashtag

  • Both Men and Women
  • Cross Country
  • Scored


NYRR Kurt Steiner Cross Country logoThis event has a start time of 9:00 a.m.

Join us as we continue our cross country series with the NYRR Kurt Steiner Cross Country 5K. Steiner, a beloved race announcer famous for his "If you can hear my voice, you can break…" messages, encouraging countless race finishers to run their hearts out. He was a founding member of NYRR and a competitive runner and race walker. 

Born in Austria, Steiner was a member of the French Foreign Legion who escaped from enemy captors. Steiner worked tirelessly behind the scenes to help stage the first five-borough New York City Marathon and assisted NYRR with race scoring, race applications, and media activities.

Please note: NYRR cross country races do not count toward the 9+1 program

Race Number Pickup

Numbers may be picked up at the NYRR RUNCENTER at 320 West 57th Street (between Eighth and Ninth avenues) on the following dates:

  • Sunday, September 8, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. 
  • Monday, September 9, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 10, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 11, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 12, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, September 13, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 14, 8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.

Show the QR code from your confirmation email or your NYRR account to pick up your materials. Please pick up during the week to avoid crowds on event day. Numbers will be available on event day from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. 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.

Award winners who wish to receive an award plaque should complete our online claim form.

All finishers will receive a medal.

Guidelines and Procedures

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