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NYRR 15K Spring Meltdown
Enter at East Drive near 65th St

Join NYRR in Central Park for this 15K that celebrates the arrival of spring and can serve as test of your long-distance fitness, a solid training run, or a tune-up for a spring marathon.


This is a "classic" race that brings back the feel—and the pricing—of our events of yesteryear. The entry fee is $10 in all categories, and there are no T-shirts, no physical awards (award winners will be listed on our website as usual), and no post-race activities. The race is timed and scored, but it is not a marathon qualifier and it has a reduced field size.



Course Info


Start on Central Park’s East Drive near 65th Street and head north. Within the first mile you’ll ascend Cat Hill. Continue north in the second mile past Engineers' Gate (East 90th Street) to the 102nd Street Transverse and turn left. In the third mile, turn left (south) on West Drive and run a series of three rolling hills as you pass the Reservoir on your left. The fourth and fifth miles takes you south past the 72nd Street Transverse to the southern end of the park. In the sixth mile you're back on East Drive; pass the starting line and repeat the early miles until you reach the 72nd Street Transverse on West Drive. Make a final left turn onto the Transverse and finish near Bethesda Terrace.


This event is hosted by the New York Road Runners.


For more information please visit the NYRR website.

Time: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM