Team Championships: Men (5M)
Which is the fastest team in town? The city's top running squads race for bragging rights in this teams-only 5-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. Please remember to keep the park clean for park users! Please do not staple, tape, or stake any flyers to Central Park trees and 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 in the provided garbage bins.
Requirements for Entry:
Only members of established and NYRR-recognized running teams may enter this race. 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 September 1, 2012, and August 2, 2013, 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+) at a prior NYRR team-points race since January 1, 2013, the team may not score in that division at the NYRR Team Championships.
Teams for the NYRR Team Championships are comprised of:
• Open: 10 men/10 women (scored by time)
• 40+: 5 men/3 women (scored by time)
• 50+: 3 men/3 women (scored by time)
• 60+: 3 men/3 women (scored by time)
You’ll start on the 102nd Street Transverse heading west, then make a quick left turn and run south on West Drive, covering a challenging series of three rolling hills between the 102nd Street Transverse and the southwestern edge of the Reservoir, where you'll reach the one-mile mark. You'll run on a welcome downhill for about a half-mile, followed by a few hundred yards on the flat. You'll reach the two-mile point at approximately 67th Street. Continue around the southern end of the park and then north on East Drive, past the three-mile point.
In the fourth mile you'll pass the 72nd Street Transverse and then the Central Park Boathouse on your left, followed by a climb up well-known Cat Hill. After the four-mile mark next to the Metropolitan Museum of Art at East 85th Street, you'll pass a bronze statue of Fred Lebow, legendary founder of the New York City Marathon. You’ll continue north on East Drive and reach a slight downhill, where the finish-area crowds start to swell. Enjoy the support as you continue through another flat section and approach the final left turn onto the 102nd Street Transverse, at which point you'll have about 50 yards left until the finish line.
For more information, please visit the NYRR website.
This event is hosted by the NYRR.