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Grete's Great Gallop In Support of AKTIV Foundation (13.1M)
East Drive near 70th St

Join NYRR on October 6 in Central Park for Grete's Great Gallop in Support of AKTIV Foundation, to help prevent and aid in the treatment of cancer. The late Grete Waitz, a nine-time winner of the New York City Marathon, was a co-founder of the AKTIV Against Cancer Foundation. The event includes a half-marathon, a 1.7-mile run, and kids' races.


The course is two laps of Central Park, so some long-race experience and hill training are advisable. The start is on East Drive near 70th Street. You’ll complete two full clockwise loops of the park, after which you’ll start a third loop and continue for another 1.2 miles. The finish line is on West Drive near 67th Street. Almost all of the course is run over curving roads and undulating terrain, except for one straight, flat half-mile stretch along the East Side that you’ll run twice. Major uphills are at approximately 1.5, 3, 4, 7.5, 9, and 10 miles.  There are water stations approximately every mile, and Gatorade Endurance Formula is available at 1.25, 3.5, 5.75, 7.25, 9.5, and 11.75 miles.


For more information, please visit the NYRR website


This event is hosted by the NYRR.

Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM