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Engineers Gate, Central Park, 90th and 5th ave.

The NYRR NYC 60K is a race with a long history for New York-area ultrarunners and an illustrious list of former champions. Nothing builds up an appetite for Thanksgiving turkey like running nine loops around Central Park. After 37.2 miles, you’ll even be ready to tackle those leftovers! Please make sure that you're properly trained for this challenging distance.


Course Info:

You’ll start with a 1-mile out-and-back from Engineers’ Gate in Central Park, and then you’ll complete nine 4-mile clockwise “inner” loops of the park. The start/finish, which is in the middle of the course’s longest flat section (about 1000 meters), is just opposite the bronze statue of Fred Lebow, legendary founder of the New York City Marathon, who’s shown checking his watch. After this flat stretch (look for the Metropolitan Museum of Art on your left), you’ll go up a slight rise and then make an approximately 600-meter descent of “Cat Hill” (watch out for its namesake, the Still Hunt statue of a crouching panther, atop a rock wall to your right). You’ll level out and turn right/west to cross the approximately 500-meter 72nd Street Transverse (the Bethesda Fountain will be on your right at the midpoint), then turn right/north on West Drive. After a brief flat section, you’ll climb an 800-meter hill that’s followed by a generally downhill 1-mile rolling section. You’ll turn right/east on the 102nd Street Transverse, run across it (400 meters), and turn right/south on East Drive. After a gentle uphill of about 800 meters, you’ll level out onto the flat section and return to the start.


Water will be available twice on each loop. Refreshments will also be available. 


This even is hosted by the New York Road Runners.

To register or for more information, please visit the New York Road Runners website

Time: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM