NYRR Retro 4-Miler

  • Date

    July 13, 2019
    8:00 AM
  • Location

    Central Park
  • Distance

    4 Miles
  • Hashtag

    #NYRRretro
  • 9+1
  • Both Men and Women
  • Scored
  • Staggered Start

About

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. Check back closer to race week for location.

Whether this is your first race or your 500th, come out for an unforgettable day of running.

Live Results

Live unofficial results are available during the race at liveresults.nyrr.org and in the NYRR app. 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 get unofficial results right after the race!

Why Race with New York Road Runners?

A portion of this event's proceeds supports NYRR’s mission to help and inspire people through running, and benefits NYRR’s youth and community programs.

Race Number Pickup

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. 

  • Saturday, July 6, 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 7, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Monday, July 8, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 9, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 10, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 11, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, July 12, 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.

Detailed Route Info

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.

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.

Guidelines and Procedures

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