NYRR Washington Heights Salsa, Blues and Shamrocks 5K

  • Date

    March 5, 2023
    9:00 AM
  • Location

    Washington Heights
  • Distance

    5 Kilometers
  • Hashtag

  • Club Points
  • Scored
  • 9+1


NYRRM10K_22_Primary_Logo_PMS_FC-01This event is completed.

5,108 Total Finishers

2,655 Men | 2,430 Women | 23 Non-Binary
View official results from this race.


We're headed uptown and out onto the streets for the NYRR Washington Heights Salsa, Blues, and Shamrocks 5K. Experience the uniqueness of Washington Heights on a course that takes you along Fort Washington Avenue, passing under the George Washington Bridge, running up for a loop around Fort Tryon Park, and circling the Met Cloisters at the turnaround point.

Kids Can Run Too

Rising New York Road Runners at the Washington Heights Salsa, Blues, and Shamrocks 5K welcomes your child to participate in the race day fun with non-competitive short dashes for Stage 1 ages 2 to 11, an untimed non-competitive 1,500-meter race for Stage 2 ages 8 to 18, and a timed and competitive 1,500-meter race for Stage 3 ages 12 to 18. Registration for all Rising New York Road Runners events is completely FREE and made possible by the generosity of our community. Learn more about stages by visiting the Rising New York Road Runners Youth event page.



Notes on Registration

  • The race will operate under 2023 Safety Procedures at NYRR Races guidelines.
  • This race is a 9+1 program qualifier.
  • We’ve updated our website with a new change to increase inclusivity and representation in our races. Runners can now register as woman, man, or non-binary. Visit our FAQ page for more information on how to update your profile.
  • If you wish to pay in cash for your race entry, please email help@nyrr.org for assistance. Please include the event name and the email associated with your NYRR account.
  • As part of our mission to help and inspire people through running, New York Road Runners offers annually a limited number of complimentary race entries—including to the TCS New York City Marathon—through Race Free. Learn more and apply.

Race Number Pickup


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:

  • Monday, February 20, 10:00 a.m.–7:30 p.m. 
  • Tuesday, February 21, 10:00 a.m.–7:30 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, February 22, 10:00 a.m.–7:30 p.m. 
  • Thursday, February 23, 10:00 a.m.–7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, February 24, 10:00 a.m.–7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 25, 9:30 a.m. –5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, February 26, 12:30 p.m. –4:00 p.m.
  • Monday, February 27, 10:00 a.m.–7:30 p.m. 
  • Tuesday, February 28, 10:00 a.m.–7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 1, 10:00 a.m.–7:30 p.m. 
  • Thursday, March 2, 10:00 a.m.–7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, March 3, 10:00 a.m.–7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 4, 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Runners are encouraged to pick up their bibs at the RUNCENTER to avoid race day lines.

All participants will receive a New Balance Long Sleeve shirt at number pickup.

On race day, number pickup will be available from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at Race-Day Central (located inside the Armory entrance on Fort Washington Avenue between West 168th and 169th streets).

Show your race confirmation email or the QR code from your NYRR account to pick up your race materials. Proxy bib pickup is available for this race, so a friend or family member can pick up your race materials. The person will need the QR code for your NYRR account, along with a form of photo identification that corresponds to your NYRR account. 

Train with NYRR Coaching Lab by Runcoach


NYRR Coaching Lab by Runcoach offers a personalized training plan based on your current fitness level, a customized schedule, and one-on-one access to a dedicated coach.

Training with Coaching Lab by Runcoach will change how you think about your training. The knowledge of expert coaches guiding you along the way will get you to the start line feeling confident and healthy. Whether this is your first race or you're an experienced runner, Coaching Lab by Runcoach has your back.


Race Day

Bag Check


Bag check will be available beginning at 7:30 am at 169th Street between Fort Washington Ave. and Broadway.

The Course


View the course map.

Start on Fort Washington Avenue between West 172nd and 173rd streets, and begin running north on Fort Washington Avenue. You will reach the one-mile mark at the end of Fort Washington Avenue, as you approach the entrance to Fort Tryon Park. This is also the location of the Run Club Cheer Zone, where members of local club teams can support their runners on the way in and out of the park.

Run a counter-clockwise loop of the roadway in Fort Tryon Park, running downhill in the first half of mile 2 and uphill on the second half; you will reach the two-mile mark shortly before exiting the park. Continue out of the park and back onto Fort Washington Avenue, and follow that road south to the finish line on Fort Washington Avenue just beyond West 173rd Street.

Results and Awards


Live, unofficial results will be available in the NYRR Racing App and at liveresults.nyrr.org during the event.

After the conclusion of the event, official results will be posted on results.nyrr.org.

Awards will be presented on site to the top-three finishers in the overall men, women, and non-binary divisions. Runners who place in the top-three of their age group will be able to claim an award in the days following the race by filling out our Age-Group Awards Claim Form.


More Race Information

Cancellation Policy


If NYRR cancels an offering on the direction of local, city, or state authorities, participants will be informed as soon as possible, including communication of participant resolution options. Events will not be rescheduled.

All event information is subject to change.


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