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NYRR Fred Lebow Cross Country Championships (5K)

 

Fred Lebow believed that running is for everyone. A visionary genius, he co-founded the New York City Marathon in 1970 and served as president of NYRR and race director of the marathon for 22 years. Under his leadership, the marathon was transformed from a small race in Central Park to a five-borough extravaganza. Lebow was diagnosed with brain cancer in 1990 and he died at age 62 on October 9, 1994. Celebrate and honor Lebow at this annual cross country event!

Event hashtag: #FredLebowXC—use it in your tweets, Instagrams, and Facebook posts!

Please note: NYRR cross country races do not count toward the 9+1 program.


Registration for Cross Country Races

Each of NYRR's cross country races allows for 400 runners to register online. When a cross country race reaches its online capacity, this will be noted on the race page. Additional runners will be able to sign up at the event. We do not accept cash for entry fees. Acceptable forms of payment are: credit card, money order, or check.

Course Info

Start on "The Flats," a wide field bordering Broadway, and head south. Turn left/east to pass the Van Cortlandt Mansion along the southern edge of The Flats, then take another left to head north toward the woods at the Cow Path entrance. Follow the trail as you continue north.

Continue on the trail as it runs parallel to the Henry Hudson Parkway, and make the right turn toward the Back Hills as you reach the bridge that crosses over the Parkway.

Complete the Back Hills loop, then turn right after crossing back over the bridge to head toward The Flats. Exit the woods with about three-quarters of a mile to go, bear right, and continue to the finish along Broadway beyond the Tortoise and Hare statue.

Entry Fees

Accepted forms of payment include: credit card, check, and money order. We are no longer able to accept cash payments.

*The NYRR Specialty Members category includes NYRR members in the following levels: Junior, Senior, Armed Service, Collegiate, and NYRR Youth Program Leads and Assistants.
CategoryJuly 7–20July 21–
Nov. 19
NYRR Member$11$13
NYRR Specialty Member*$8$10
NYRR Member Plus$11$13
NYRR Miler/NYRR 5K Member$11$13
NYRR 10K Member$0$0
NYRR Friend (non-members)$11$13
NYRR Friend–Junior$8$10

Number Pickup & Registration

Numbers (which include your timing tag) may be picked up at the NYRR RUNCENTER at 320 West 57th Street (between Eighth and Ninth avenues) on the following dates:

  • Saturday, November 11, 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 12, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Monday, November 13, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 14, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 15, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 16, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, November 17, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 18, 8:00 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.

On race day, number pickup will be at Van Cortlandt Park, near the Tortoise and Hare statue at Broadway and 248th Street, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Bag check, also located near the Tortoise and Hare statue, will be available from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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, not for the TCS New York City Marathon.


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Awards

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. Awards will be available after the race and distributed on-site.


Follow The MTA's Weekender schedule to plan your race-day transportation.

All race information is subject to change.

DATE
Sunday, November 19, 2017 11:30am

LOCATION
Van Cortlandt Park, The Bronx

DISTANCE
5K

Download Course Map (PDF)

RACE TYPES
Both Men and Women
Scored

EVENT HASHTAG
#FredLebowXC

RACE STATUS
Near Capacity

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Registration will close at 11:59pm on Saturday, November 18.

 

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