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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!


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 East Drive just south of the 102nd Street entrance ramp and head north around the top of the park. Climb the race's toughest incline, Harlem Hill, before the one-mile mark.

Mile 2: Continue south on West Drive through a series of three rolling hills between the Transverse and the southwestern edge of the Reservoir.

Mile 3: Run downhill for about a half-mile, then turn left onto the 72nd Street Transverse and pass Bethesda Terrace on your left at the three-mile point.

Mile 4: Turn left again and run north on East Drive. Pass the Boathouse, then climb Cat Hill to the four-mile mark behind the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Mile 5: Continue north on a flat section past the bronze statue of New York City Marathon co-founder Fred Lebow near East 90th Street, then downhill as you approach the finish at the 102nd Street Transverse.

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

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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