Percy Sutton Harlem 5K

  • Both Men and Women
  • 9+1
  • Youth
  • Scored


Attention, runners: Read important information from the MTA on planned service changes for the weekend of the Percy Sutton Harlem 5K.

Percy Sutton Harlem 5K Run logoThis 5K race honors the late Percy Sutton, who as Manhattan borough president in the 1970s championed the New York City Marathon as a five-borough event and remained a supporter of NYRR and running throughout his life; he passed away in 2009. The run celebrates historic Harlem and is part of HARLEM WEEK, one of the northeast area's largest cultural celebrations.

For more information about HARLEM WEEK events, visit To learn more about The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, visit

Live Results

Live unofficial results are available during the race at 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!

Percy Sutton Harlem Walk

A 1.5-mile walk accompanies this event; separate registration is required. Information and registration are here.

Rising New York Road Runners Event

Youth can join in on the fun and race for free with Rising New York Road Runners. Click here for more information.

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 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, August 18, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • Monday, August 19, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 20, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 21, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 22, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, August 23, 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 at the Percy Sutton Educational Complex (enter at 135th Street between St. Nicholas Avenue and Frederick Douglass Boulevard) from 7:00 to 8:00 a.m. Bag check, open from 7:00 to 10:30 a.m., will also be at this location.

If you signed up with a GHCC invitation, please check with your team captain for details to pick up your race materials.


Detailed Race Map
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Detailed Route Info

This fast 5K course circles St. Nicholas Park and runs alongside Jackie Robinson Park, both historic and beautiful enclaves in the heart of Harlem.

Start on Edgecombe Avenue at West 136th Street and head north. Turn left onto West 139th Street and right onto St. Nicholas Avenue; continue north on a gradual uphill for about three-quarters of a mile to a turnaround.

Run downhill over the same route, then turn right onto West 141st Street and up a steep hill to a left turn onto Convent Avenue. Continue down Convent Avenue through City College campus until West 135th Street. Make a left turn onto West 135th Street, followed by a right onto St. Nicholas Terrace. Continue downhill along St. Nicholas Park, turn left onto West 127th Street, then left onto St. Nicholas Avenue to the finish at West 138th Street.

Follow The MTA's Weekender schedule to plan your race-day transportation.

If you bike to the race, please follow our bike parking guidelines.

All race information is subject to change.

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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