UAE Healthy Kidney 10K

  • 9+1
  • Both Men and Women
  • Club Points
  • Finisher Medals
  • Prize Money
  • Scored


This race has been cancelled. For more information, visit our FAQ page.

UAE Healthy Kidney 10K logoJoin NYRR and the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates to celebrate the 16th annual UAE Healthy Kidney 10K. The event offers something for everyone—thrilling performances in Central Park from some of the world's top athletes, a fast course for runners chasing PRs, a great cause to inspire everyone, finisher medals, excellent giveaways, including a technical shirt for every registered entrant, and a fantastic prize drawing.

The UAE Healthy Kidney 10K benefits the National Kidney Foundation in honor of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the first president and the founder of the United Arab Emirates. The race was started to promote education and awareness of kidney health and kidney disease. Runners can support the National Kidney Foundation by making a donation during registration or by joining Team Kidney; stay tuned for more details on how you can join the team. Team Kidney benefits include team clothing, personal fundraising web site and e-newsletters with fundraising and training tips, important race information, and inspiration.

On race day, a UAE hospitality tent at the post-race festival will allow runners and spectators to experience Emirati culture.

The $30,000 Zayed Bonus, courtesy of the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in honor of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan, will be given to the first man to break 27:08 (Rhonex Kipruto, UAE Healthy Kidney 10K, 2018) and/or the first woman to break 30:44 (Lornah Kiplagat, New York Mini 10K, 2002).

Through a number of partnerships with US community organizations and institutions, the UAE and the U.S. are working together to encourage healthy lifestyles and support efforts to find cures for diseases. Find out more about the UAE-USA bilateral relationship on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. Look for the hashtag #UAEUSA.

Live Results

Live unofficial results are available during the race at 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!

Support the National Kidney Foundation

Your fee for the UAE Healthy Kidney 10K covers all NYRR race and administrative expenses. To support the mission of the National Kidney Foundation, please consider adding an additional donation to your payment when you register for the race.

Through a generous donation from the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates, the Embassy will donate $5 to the National Kidney Foundation for every person who completes registration for the 2020 UAE Healthy Kidney 10K.

Share Your Story

Do you have a connection to kidney disease or organ donation? Please share your story and why you are running with the National Kidney Foundation by emailing

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.

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:

  • Thursday, March 19, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, March 20, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 21, 8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 22, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • Monday, March 23, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 24, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 25, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 26, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, March 27, 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. 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 for all NYRR races except the TCS New York City Marathon.

On race day, numbers will be available from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at Race-Day Central; please note that souvenirs may not be available at race-day pickup.

Bag check will be open from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Check back closer to race day for the location of bag check. If you wish to check a bag, please allow additional time for bag check and security.

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.


Detailed Race Map
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Detailed Route Info

The course is slightly more than one counter-clockwise lap of Central Park’s six-mile loop.

Mile 1: Start on East Drive near 69th Street and head north; there is a moderate uphill early in the first mile.

Mile 2: Continue along East Drive as you pass the Reservoir on your left.

Mile 3: Pass the 102nd Street Cross Drive on your left and descend, then ascend Harlem Hill; continue past Lasker Rink.

Mile 4: Run over rolling hills as you head south on West Drive.

Mile 5: Continue south on West Drive, passing the 72nd Street Transverse, and complete the lower loop of the park before the course turns back onto East Drive.

Mile 6 (+.2): Continue north on East Drive, passing the start line at 69th Street. Turn left at the 72nd Street Transverse and continue toward the finish line.

Awards & Prize Money Charts

Open Prize Money For Men and Women
(Determined by Gun Time)
1st $10,000
2nd $7,500
3rd $5,000
4th $3,000
5th $2,000
6th $1,000

NYRR Member Prize Money For Men and Women
(Determined by Gun Time)
1st $600
2nd $500
3rd $250
4th $150

Zayed Bonus
(Determined by Gun Time)
Top men's finisher to break the Central Park record
(27:08, Rhonex Kipruto, 2018)
Top women's finisher to break the Central Park record
(30:44, Lornah Kiplagat, 2002)

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.

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