- Both Men and Women
- Cross Country
Pete McArdle, a native of Ireland, became an American citizen in 1962 and won the 10,000-meter gold medal and the marathon bronze at the 1963 Pan American Games, and then made the 1964 Olympic team in the marathon. He raced all over New York City, and he died in 1985 of a heart attack at a cross country practice in Van Cortlandt Park. This race will test your endurance over 9.3 miles of rugged terrain.
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 Runners, NYRR Striders, Open Run, and more.
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, November 24, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
- Monday, November 25, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, November 26, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, November 27, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
- Friday, November 29, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
- Saturday, November 30, 8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
- Sunday, December 1, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
- Monday, December 2, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, December 3, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, December 4, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
- Thursday, December 5, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
- Friday, December 6, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
- Saturday, December 7, 8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Please note: The RUNCENTER will be closed on Thursday, November 28, for Thanksgiving.
Show the QR code from your race confirmation email or your NYRR account to pick up your race materials.
Bag check, also located near the Tortoise and Hare statue, will be available from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m.
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.
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 and proceed to complete two more full loops around The Flats and Back Hills.
After your third Back Hills loop, bear right as you exit the woods. From there, you'll have about three-quarters of a mile to go, and the finish is along Broadway just beyond the Tortoise and Hare statue.