NYRR Team Championships: Men (5M)

 

Who has the fastest team in town? The city's top running squads race for bragging rights in this teams-only five-miler.

This race is open only to members of established, NYRR-recognized teams (see requirements for entry below). Men and women race in separate events. See NYRR Team Championships: Women (5M) for details on the women's race. 

Please remember to keep the park clean for park users! Please do not staple, tape, or stake any flyers to Central Park trees or benches, and do not erect any tents or string any tarps. If you choose to meet up with your team after finishing the race, please maintain a clean area and throw all trash into the provided garbage bins.

Event hashtag: #NYRRTeamChamps—use it in your public 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 get unofficial results right after the race!


This is a men’s club points race worth double points.


Requirements for Entry

Only members of established and NYRR-recognized running teams may enter this race and receive credit for it. However, you do not need to be a NYRR member to enter. In addition, entrants must have completed at least one NYRR scored/qualifying race between August 31, 2016, and August 4, 2017, for the team for which they will be scoring. Furthermore, they may not have competed for that team until at least 90 days after having competed for another team.

If a participating team has not fielded a full team in their division (men’s and women’s open, 40+, 50+, 60+, 70+) at a prior NYRR team-points race since January 1, 2016, the team may not score in that division at the NYRR Team Championships.

All team categories for the NYRR Team Championships are scored by time. Team categories are as follows:

  • Open: 10 men and 10 women score for a team in their respective races
  • 40+: 5 men/3 women
  • 50+: 3 men/3 women
  • 60+: 3 men/3 women
  • 70+: 3 men/3 women

Course Info

Mile 1: Start on the 102nd Street Cross Drive heading west, make a left onto West Drive, and run a series of three rolling hills with the Reservoir on your left.

Mile 2: Continue south on West Drive, which is mostly flat and downhill here. The two-mile mark is just before West 67th Street, near the finish line of the TCS New York City Marathon.

Mile 3: Continue around the southern end of the park and then north on East Drive, passing the three-mile mark just before the 72nd Street Transverse.

Mile 4: Pass the 72nd Street Transverse and the Boathouse on your left, then climb Cat Hill (74th Street to 78th Street) to the four-mile mark behind the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Mile 5: Continue north on East Drive and pass the Fred Lebow statue at Engineers' Gate. Make a final left turn onto the 102nd Street Cross Drive and continue to the finish.

Entry Fees

*The NYRR Specialty Members category includes NYRR members in the following levels: Junior, Senior, Armed Service, Collegiate, and NYRR Youth Programs Leads and Assistants.
CategoryApril 26–
May 9
May 10–
Aug. 5
NYRR Members$10$15
NYRR Specialty Members*$10$15
NYRR Member Plus$10$15
NYRR Miler/NYRR 5K Member$10$15
NYRR 10K Member$0$0
NYRR Friend (non-member)$15$20
NYRR Friend–Junior$10$15

Number Pickup & Registration

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:

  • Saturday, July 29, 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m
  • Sunday, July 30, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Monday, July 31, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 1, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 2, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 3, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, August 4, 7:00 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. 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, pickup will be at Race-Day Central in Central Park, located at the backstop of Ballfield 8, near the 102nd Street Cross Drive. Pickup will be available from 6:00 to 7:00 a.m. for the men's race and 7:00 to 8:00 a.m. for the women's race.

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.

Bag check, located at the 102nd Street Cross Drive, will be open from 6:00 to 10:00 a.m. If you wish to check a bag, please allow additional time for bag check and security.


Code of Conduct | Rules of Competition | Race Procedures | Run Clean


Awards

Awards will be given in team categories (see above).


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.

DATE
Saturday, August 5, 2017 7:30am

LOCATION
Central Park

DISTANCE
5 Miles

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Interactive Course Map

RACE TYPES
Club Points
Marathon Qualifier
Men
Scored

EVENT HASHTAG
#NYRRTeamChamps

RACE STATUS
Available

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Registration will close at 11:59pm on Friday, August 4.

 

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