NYRR Team Championships (5M)


Please note: The start times for the NYRR Team Championships races have changed. The women's race will now begin at 7:00 a.m., and the men's race will begin at 8:15 a.m.

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, with the women's race taking place before the men's race.

Event Start Time
Women's Championship 7:00 a.m.
Men's Championship 8:15 a.m.

Note: Due to the smaller field sizes, each race will have only six corrals (AA through E). Please line up in your assigned corral, which may be different from your usual corral assignment.

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.

The NYRR Team Championships are men's and women’s club points races worth double points.

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

Live Results

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!

NYRR Team Championships History

Take a look through 30-plus years of the NYRR Team Championships with our all-time winners list, showcasing the top individuals and teams from every year since the race began in 1987.

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 6, 2017, and July 27, 2018, 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, 2017, the team may not score in that division at the NYRR Team Championships.

All team categories for the NYRR Team Championships are scored by net 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

Why Race with New York Road Runners?

A portion of this event's proceeds supports NYRR’s mission to help and inspire people through running, and benefits NYRR’s youth and community programs.

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.
CategoryFeb. 20–
March 7
March 8–
July 28
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 souvenir shoe bags may be picked up at the NYRR RUNCENTER at 320 West 57th Street (between Eighth and Ninth avenues) on the following dates:

  • Saturday, July 21, 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m
  • Sunday, July 22, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Monday, July 23, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 24, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 25, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 26, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, July 27, 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. Shoe bags are subject to availability; please note that shoe bags may not be available at race-day pickup.

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, and not for the TCS New York City Marathon.

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 for both races will be available from 5:30 a.m. to 7:45 a.m.

Note: Due to the smaller field sizes, each race will have only six corrals (AA through E). Please line up in your assigned corral, which may be different from your usual corral assignment.

Bag check, located at the 102nd Street Cross Drive, will be open from 5:30 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 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.


Saturday, July 28, 2018 7:00am

Central Park

5 Miles

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Both Men and Women
Club Points
Marathon Qualifier



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