- Both Men and Women
- Staggered Start
Gearing up for the largest marathon in the world? Join us for the TCS New York City Marathon Training Series, a three-race series to prepare you for 26.2 on November 1. The series is designed to support your training plan and kicks off with this 10-miler in July. Finishers will also receive 9+1 credit for the 2021 TCS New York City Marathon.
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 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 Runners, NYRR Striders, Open Run, and more.
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, July 11, 8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
- Sunday, July 12, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
- Monday, July 13, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, July 14, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, July 15, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
- Thursday, July 16, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
- Friday, July 17, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Show the QR code from your race confirmation email or your My 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 will only be available on race day during bib pickup hours.
On race day, pickup will be at Race-Day Central, located at the Ballfield 8 backstop in Central Park (near the 102nd Street Cross Drive), from 5:30 to 6:30 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.
Bag check, also located on the 102nd Street Cross Drive, will be open from 5:30 to 10:30 a.m. .
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.
Miles 1, 6: Start the race on East Drive south of the 102nd Street Cross Drive and head north around the northern end of the park and the challenging Harlem Hills.
Miles 2, 7: Continue south on West Drive through a series of rolling hills, with the Reservoir on your left.
Miles 3, 8: Continue through a downhill and flat mile with a slight uphill as you approach the TCS New York City Marathon finish line (but from the opposite direction to the one that the marathoners approach it from), followed by a downhill south of that finish line
Miles 4, 9: Continue around the southern end of the park and onto East Drive. Pass the 72nd Street Transverse and the Central Park Boathouse, and then ascend Cat Hill (74th Street to 78th Street) and pass the Metropolitan Museum of Art on your right.
Miles 5, 10: Continue along a flat section, passing the Fred Lebow statue at Engineers’ Gate (90th Street) and continuing north toward the 102nd Street Cross Drive. On your second and final loop, turn left onto the Cross Drive and run to the finish.
Members of the NYRR Pace Team Presented by Biofreeze will guide participants toward specific goal times over the 10 miles. There will be signs in the corrals starting at 6:51 per mile, to an 11:26 per mile pace. If you choose to run with a pace group, pacers—you’ll recognize them by the NYRR Pace Team Presented by Biofreeze logo and the green and blue chevron design—will carry signs that correspond with their respective finish times and paces. Check back closer to race day for information about where to find NYRR Pace Team Presented by Biofreeze leaders on race day.