- Both Men and Women
- Staggered Start
Don your favorite old-school running gear and take a walk—no, a run—down Memory Lane at the NYRR Retro 4-Miler. This is a throwback-themed race in the perfect spot—Central Park—where many iconic moments in running have occurred!
Be on the lookout for our vintage lead car, old-school running gear, and other surprises. In the spirit of historical races, the course won’t feature clocks at each mile; instead, staff will call out splits just like back in the day!
Arrive early on race day for some throwback stretches and calisthenics. There will also be a post-race festival, located at the Naumburg Bandshell.
Whether this is your first race or your 500th, come out for an unforgettable day of running.
Numbers (which include your timing tag) and cotton T-shirts may be picked up at the NYRR RUNCENTER at 320 West 57th Street (between Eighth and Ninth avenues) on the following dates.
- Sunday, June 28, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
- Monday, June 29, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, June 30, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, July 1, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
- Thursday, July 2, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
- Friday, July 3, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
- Sunday, July 5, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
- Monday, July 6, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, July 7, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, July 8, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
- Thursday, July 9, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
- Friday, July 10, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 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 race day. Race-day lines may impact your ability to get to the start on time. T-shirt sizes are subject to availability; please note that T-shirts may not be available at race-day pickup.
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 only for our weekly races, and not for the TCS New York City Marathon.
On race day, pickup will be available at Race-Day Central from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. If you pick up on race day, please be sure to allow yourself enough time to get from Race-Day Central to the start.
Bag check, located on Center Road, will be open from 6:30 to 10:00 a.m. If you wish to check a bag, please allow additional time for bag check and security.
Help Reduce Single-Use Plastic Waste
Planning to check a bag on race morning? While we will continue to have clear plastic bags available at number pickup, we encourage you to use your own clear reusable plastic bag, no larger than 17" wide x 20" high x 7" deep, with the tag affixed. Learn more.
The course is the four-mile Central Park "inner loop."
Mile 1: Start on East Drive near East 68th Street and run north, ascending Cat Hill.
Mile 2: Continue north and and pass Engineers' Gate (East 90th Street). Turn left onto the 102nd Street Transverse.
Mile 3: Turn left on 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.