Support New York Road Runners' and New Balance's 1 for You 1 for Youth initiative* with this summertime four-miler in Central Park. Lace up your running shoes and help young athletes lace 'em up, too, by supporting NYRR's free youth programs.
For this race's souvenir, you'll receive a pair of New Balance running shoes. As part of NYRR and New Balance's 1 for You 1 for Youth program, a runner in NYRR's youth programs will also receive a pair of New Balance shoes, free of charge.
When you register for the race, you'll select your preferred model of shoe (New Balance 860 or New Balance Zante) and your preferred size. Check back closer to race day for information on how to pick up your shoes and your race number.
You can choose from the following shoe models. Please note: Models and sizes are not guaranteed at pickup.
Neutral cushioning—New Balance Zante v3:
Built for speed, the Fresh Foam Zante v3 lightweight running shoe features an aggressive toe spring and a comfortable no-sew material application for a sleek fit and modern look.
Stability—New Balance 860v7:
Built for pounding the pavement mile after mile, the 860v7 is one of New Balance’s best-loved stability running shoes. Delivers smooth support, a secure mid-foot wrap, and a streamlined look.
Unsure of which shoe to pick? Stop by the NYRR RUNCENTER to get fitted using New Balance Stride ID fit system. The New Balance Stride ID fit system provides athletes with an unmatched fit experience, customized to their activity, shape, and movement. State-of-the-art technology analyzes the shape of your feet and your body mechanics while in motion. You can also test out the Stride ID fit system when picking up your shoes during race week.
The New Balance Stride ID fit system looks at four key factors: size, width, arch, and gait.
Find your perfect fit. Transform your workout. Stride ID from New Balance.
The NYRR RUNCENTER featuring the NB Run Hub is home to the 1 for You 1 for Youth program. For each pair of shoes purchased at the NYRR RUNCENTER, New Balance will donate a pair of shoes to NYRR’s youth programs. New York Road Runners will give the shoes to a participant in the programs**.
The four-mile route takes place entirely within Central Park.
Mile 1: Start on the 72nd Street Transverse near Bethesda Terrace and head east. Turn left (north) at East Drive and run north, ascending Cat Hill.
Mile 2: Continue north and pass Engineers' Gate (East 90th Street). Turn left onto the 102nd Street Transverse.
Mile 3: Turn left onto West Drive and run south through a series of three rolling hills as you pass the Reservoir on your left.
Mile 4: Enjoy a downhill, then a flat section. Turn left onto the 72nd Street Transverse and finish just west of Bethesda Terrace.
|May 10– |
|NYRR Specialty Members*||$50||$55|
|NYRR Member Plus||$50||$55|
|NYRR Miler/NYRR 5K Member||$50||$55|
|NYRR 10K Member||$0||$0|
|NYRR Friend (non-member)||$50||$55|
|NYRR President's Circle Member||$50||$55|
Kids' Races (ages 2–12) begin at 9:30 a.m., and all kids should line up for their race on Center Road by 9:25 a.m. Entry is free for all participants.
Kids' race participants will receive a souvenir T-shirt, not a pair of running shoes. Runners do not need to be participants in NYRR youth programs in order to participate in the kids' races. Participants in these kids' races are not the beneficiaries of the 1 for You 1 for Youth shoe donation.
Please note that parents/guardians of children ages 5 and older will not be permitted to enter the course; all parents should meet their children after their races in the reunion area and must have the claim tag located on the bottom of their bib number. No child will be released to an adult without a claim tag.
Check out our guidelines for NYRR kids' races before race day.
Numbers (which include your timing tag), shoes for adults, and T-shirts for kids may be picked up at the NYRR RUNCENTER at 320 West 57th Street (between Eighth and Ninth avenues). Check back soon for a schedule of hours for number and souvenir pickup. Shoe models and shoe and T-shirt sizes are subject to availability.
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.
On race day, number pickup will be available from 6:30–7:30 a.m. Check back closer to race day for the number pickup location. Please note: Shoes will not be available for pickup on race day.
Bag check, located on Center Road, will be open from 6:30 to 10:00 a.m. If you wish to check a bag, please allow additional time for bag check and security. Clear drawstring bags will be available.
*1 FOR YOU 1 FOR YOUTH DISCLOSURE: For every pair of athletic shoes sold to a customer at the NYRR RUNCENTER featuring the NB Run Hub in New York City, New Balance shall donate a pair of new athletic shoes to New York Road Runners, a 501(c)(3) public charity, for the benefit of a New York Road Runners supported youth program, up to a maximum value of $500,000 based on New Balance’s then current wholesale pricing. This Promotion shall run from December 12, 2016 to December 31, 2017. For more information about New York Road Runners visit nyrr.org.
**1 FOR YOU 1 FOR YOUTH EVENT DISCLOSURE: For every pair of athletic shoes purchased by NYRR and given to a registered race participant of the NYRR 1 for You 1 for Youth 4-Mile on July 8, 2017, New Balance shall donate a pair of new athletic shoes to New York Road Runners, a 501(c)(3) public charity, for the benefit of a New York Road Runners supported youth program, up to a maximum value of $500,000 based on New Balance's then current wholesale pricing. This Promotion shall run from April 23, 2017 to July 22, 2017. For more information about New York Road Runners visit nyrr.org.