Celebrate the legacy of Grete Waitz with a run through Central Park. Race for a new 10K PR over the same ground where she won her five NYRR New York Mini 10K titles—setting road world records in 1979 and 1980—and where she ran the final miles of her nine New York City Marathon victories.
Need some more pre-race inspiration? Read through this collection of Grete Waitz quotes, as the first-ever IAAF World Championships Marathon gold medalist shared her thoughts on racing, training, and more.
Event hashtag: #GretesGreatGallop—use it in your tweets, Instagrams, and Facebook posts!
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!
Grete's legacy foundation, AKTIV Against Cancer, was founded by the Norwegian national icon and nine-time New York City Marathon champion, and Helle Aanesen, in Norway in 2007. AKTIV Against Cancer works to ensure physical activity will become an integral part of cancer treatment. Physical activity can be positive for the vast majority of cancer patients, both during and after treatment. AKTIV Against Cancer has pledged $3.3 million to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to fund exercise oncology research via Dr. Lee Jones, PhD. As part of this support, the exercise oncology facility on the Upper East side is now named the AKTIV Against Cancer Exercise Oncology Research Center.
We invite you to celebrate Grete's legacy, as well as support AKTIV Against Cancer's mission by donating here. Follow AKTIV Against Cancer on social media as well by liking them on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter and Instagram.
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 Transverse 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.
|Category||July 7–20||July 21– |
|NYRR Specialty Member*||$10||$15|
|NYRR Member Plus||$18||$23|
|NYRR Miler/NYRR 5K Member||$18||$23|
|NYRR 10K Member||$0||$0|
|NYRR Friend (non-members)||$33||$37|
Numbers (which include your timing tag) and shirts for may be picked up at the NYRR RUNCENTER at 320 West 57th Street (between Eighth and Ninth avenues) on the following dates:
Show the QR code from your race confirmation email or your My NYRR account to pick up your race materials. Shirt sizes are subject to availability; please note that shirts may not be available at race-day pickup.
On race day, numbers will be available at Race-Day Central at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. Bag check, located on the northern end of Center Road, will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 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) and will need to know your shirt size. This policy is in effect for all our races except the TCS New York City Marathon.
Race day falls on Grete’s birthday this year, so we’re celebrating with a post-race festival. Stop by the Naumburg Bandshell between 9:15 and 11:30 a.m. for cupcakes (while supplies last), a live DJ, giveaways from AKTIV, photo ops, and more!
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.
|NYRR Member Prize Money for Men and Women|
|1st 50+ AG||$75|
|2nd 50+ AG||$50|
|3rd 50+ AG||$25|
|NYRR Team Prize Money for Men and Women|
To be eligible for NYRR member prize money, participants must have an active NYRR membership for six months prior to race day.
Team prize money will be awarded based on the combined times of the top five finishers from each team.
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.
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.
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