NYRR Washington Heights Salsa, Blues, and Shamrocks 5K

  • 9+1
  • Both Men and Women
  • Club Points
  • Scored
  • Staggered Start

About

NYRR Washington Heights 5K race logo

Upper Manhattan's diverse and picturesque Washington Heights neighborhood provides the backdrop for this 5K. On a hilly course that circles Fort Tryon Park and the historic Cloisters, runners are serenaded by musical groups playing—you guessed it—salsa, blues, and Irish folk music, plus gospel, merengue, and jazz!

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!

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 (which include your timing tag) and souvenirs may be picked up at the NYRR RUNCENTER at 320 West 57th Street (between Eighth and Ninth avenues) on the following dates:

  • Saturday, February 22, 8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, February 23 1, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • Monday, February 24, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 25, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 26, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 27, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, February 28, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 29, 8:00 a.m.–7:00 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. Souvenirs are subject to availability; please note that souvenirs may not be available at race-day pickup.

On event day, number pickup will take place on the 3rd floor of the New Balance Track and Field Center at the Armory, 216 Fort Washington Avenue (at West 168th Street) from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.

Bag check, located on 169th Street and Fort Washington Avenue, will be open from 7:30 to 10:15 a.m. Please be sure to allow yourself enough time to get from Race-Day Central to the start.

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. Learn more

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.

Map

Detailed Race Map
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Detailed Route Info

Mile 1: Start at West 173rd Street—five blocks north of the New Balance Track & Field Center at the Armory—and head north (and uphill) on Fort Washington Avenue. Run under the George Washington Bridge at 178th Street and continue uphill, then downhill, then uphill again.

Mile 2: Enter Fort Tryon Park and run a counter-clockwise loop of Margaret Corbin Road over rolling hills.

Mile 3: Exit the park just past the two-mile mark and retrace your steps back down Fort Washington Avenue to the finish near 170th Street.

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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