UAE Healthy Kidney 10K

  • Date

    April 28, 2019
    9:00 AM
  • Location

    Central Park
  • Distance

    10K
  • Hashtag

    #UAEHK10K
  • Both Men and Women
  • Club Points
  • Finisher Medals
  • 9+1
  • Scored
  • Prize Money

About

Join NYRR and the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates to celebrate the 15th 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.

Live unofficial results are available during the race at liveresults.nyrr.org and in the NYRR app. Features include leaderboards, map tracking, and an individual runner search that can be shared on Facebook and 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!


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.


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 2019 UAE Healthy Kidney 10K.


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 teamkidney@kidney.org.

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:

  • Saturday, April 20, 8:00 a.m.–8:00p.m.
  • Sunday, April 21, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Monday, April 22, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 23, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 24, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 25, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, April 26, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 27, 8:00 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. T-shirt sizes are subject to availability; please note that T-shirts may not be available at race-day pickup.

On race day, pickup will be at Race-Day Central from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. If you pick up on race day, please be sure to allow yourself enough time to get from Race-Day Central to the start.

Bag check, located on Center Road, will be open from 7:30 to 11:00 a.m. If you wish to check a bag, please allow additional time for bag check and security.

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.

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

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 that wish to receive an award plaque should complete our online claim form.

Prize Money

To be eligible for any NYRR member awards, an athlete must be a member in good standing of NYRR for six months prior to race day.

Athletes who have been suspended for doping by a governing body are not eligible to participate in, and should not apply for entry in, NYRR races. Extenuating circumstances may be reviewed by the NYRR Race Director.

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)
$30,000
Top women's finisher to break the Central Park record
(30:44, Lornah Kiplagat, 2002)
$30,000

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