Race to Deliver (4M)
72nd Street Transverse, near Bethesda Fountain

God’s Love We Deliver provides nutritious meals to people in and around New York City who are living with serious illness. For more than 25 years, God’s Love has been there for New Yorkers so that no one has to fight the dual crises of being sick and hungry. Joining the race will help raise awareness and funds for God's Love.

 

You’ll start on the 72nd Street Transverse near Bethesda Fountain and head east, then take an immediate left turn on East Drive and run north. In the first mile, prepare for a 600-meter climb up Cat Hill—and watch out for its namesake, the Still Hunt statue of a crouching panther, which will look down on you from a rock wall to your left. A friendlier statue will greet you a few hundred meters beyond the one-mile point, along the race’s longest flat section: Fred Lebow, legendary founder of the New York City Marathon, is memorialized in bronze, checking his stopwatch, near East 90th Street.

 

You’ll continue north on East Drive and enjoy a slight downhill at about 1.5 miles, then another flat section as you approach the 102nd Street Transverse. You’ll turn left onto the Transverse and pass the two-mile point—you’re halfway home! At the western end of the Transverse, you’ll turn left again, heading south on West Drive. You’ll hit a challenging series of three rolling hills between the Transverse and the southwestern edge of the Jacqueline Onassis Reservoir and shortly before the three-mile mark. With a mile to go, you can enjoy a welcome downhill for almost a half-mile, followed by a few hundred meters of flat road and a final left turn back onto the 72nd Street Transverse. You’ll climb a slight rise and level out toward the finish, which is a few meters west of your starting point overlooking Bethesda Terrace.

 

This event is hosted by the New York Road Runners.

To register or for more information, please visit their website

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Time: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM