NYRR Midnight Run

  • Date

    December 31, 2019
    11:59 PM
  • Location

    Central Park
  • Distance

    4 Miles
  • Hashtag

  • Both Men and Women
  • 9+1
  • Scored


NYRR Midnight Run Logo Kick off the New Year at the Midnight Run! Join the fun and celebrate as 2019 comes to a close. With a countdown to midnight beginning at 11:59 p.m., the four-mile run will begin on the stroke of midnight, as will a spectacular fireworks display to light up the night and the start of 2020.

Please note: Your 9+1 credit goes toward entry into the 2020 TCS New York City Marathon. 

Race Day Festivities

Warm up with a complimentary hot chocolate or coffee when you stop by the NYRR RUNCENTER between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on New Year's Eve to pick up your race number for the NYRR Midnight Run.

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!


Runners should allow themselves plenty of time to go through security screening. Runners and their guests will be screened at either of the two park entrances, and again before entering the event and start area. Runners and guests should consider not bringing a bag to the event. Those who choose to check a bag should use only the clear plastic bags distributed at number pickup. Guests should not bring any bag larger than a purse or they risk not being allowed into the park.

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 and long-sleeved tech shirts may be picked up at the NYRR RUNCENTER at 320 West 57th Street (between Eighth and Ninth avenues) on the following dates.

Please note: Number pickup will not be available at the event on race day. Runners must pick up their numbers from the NYRR RUNCENTER before 10:30 p.m. on race day.

  • Saturday, December 14, 8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 15, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • Monday, December 16, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, December 17, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 18, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 19, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, December 20, 7:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 21, 8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 22, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • Monday, December 23, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 26, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, December 27, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 28, 8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 29, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • Monday, December 30, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, December 31, 10:00 a.m.–10:30 p.m.

The RUNCENTER will be closed on Tuesday, December 24, and Wednesday, December 25. 

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 will not be available for pickup on site on race day.

Bag check will be open from 10:00 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. If you wish to check a bag, please allow extra time for baggage 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 for all NYRR races except the TCS New York City Marathon. 

Detailed Route Info

The course is the four-mile Central Park "inner loop." Check back soon for a course map.

Mile 1: Start on the 72nd Street Transverse near Bethesda Terrace and head east. Turn left (north) at East Drive and run north, ascending Cat Hill.

Mile 2: Continue north and and pass Engineers' Gate (East 90th Street). Turn left onto the 102nd Street Cross Drive.

Mile 3: Turn left onto West Drive and run south through a series of three rolling hills as you pass the Reservoir on your left.

Mile 4: Enjoy a downhill, then a flat section. Turn left onto the 72nd Street Transverse and finish just west of Bethesda Terrace.

Awards & Prize Money Charts

Awards will be available to the top three men and women overall.

Guidelines and Procedures

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