NYRR Kurt Steiner Cross Country (5K)


“If you can hear my voice, you can break…” Those words, spoken by beloved race announcer Kurt Steiner (1921−1993), encouraged countless race finishers to run their hearts out. Steiner was a founding member of NYRR and a competitive runner and race walker.

Born in Austria, Steiner was a member of the French Foreign Legion who escaped from enemy captors. Yankees Hall of Fame pitcher Whitey Ford was one of his soldiers in the U.S. Army. Steiner worked tirelessly behind the scenes to help stage the first five-borough New York City Marathon and assisted NYRR with race scoring, race applications, and media activities.

Please note: NYRR cross country races do not count toward the 9+1 program.

Event hashtag: #KurtSteinerXC—use it in your tweets, Instagrams, and Facebook posts!

Registration for Cross Country Races

Each of NYRR's cross country races allows for 400 runners to register online. When a cross country race reaches its online capacity, this will be noted on the race page. Additional runners will be able to sign up at the event.

Course Info

Start on "The Flats," a wide field bordering Broadway, and head south. Turn left/east to pass the Van Cortlandt Mansion along the southern edge of The Flats, then left/north again to enter the woods at the Cow Path entrance. Ascend the trail as you continue north.

As the trail parallels the Henry Hudson Parkway, make the right turn toward the Back Hills. Make this complete loop, then head back toward The Flats. The trail is mostly downhill and flat. Exit the woods with about three-quarters of a mile to go and continue to the finish along Broadway beyond the Tortoise and Hare statue.

Entry Fees

*The NYRR Specialty Members category includes NYRR members in the following levels: Junior, Senior, Armed Service, Collegiate, and NYRR Youth Program Leads and Assistants.
CategoryApril 26–
May 9
May 10–
Sept. 17
NYRR Member$11$13
NYRR Specialty Member*$8$10
NYRR Member Plus$11$13
NYRR Miler/NYRR 5K Member$11$13
NYRR 10K Member$0$0
NYRR Friend (non-members)$11$13
NYRR Friend–Junior$8$10

Number Pickup & Registration

Numbers (which include your timing tag) and souvenirs may be picked up at the NYRR RUNCENTER at 320 West 57th Street (between Eighth and Ninth avenues) on the following dates:

  • Sunday, September 10, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Monday, September 11, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 12, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 13, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 14, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, September 15, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 16, 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.

Show the QR code from your race confirmation email or your My NYRR account to pick up your race materials. Please pick up during the week to avoid crowds on race day. Race-day lines may impact your ability to get to the start on time.

On race day, pickup will be at Race-Day Central in Van Cortlandt Park, near the Tortoise and Hare statue at Broadway and 248th Street, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Bag check, also located at Race-Day central, will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. If you wish to check a bag, please allow additional time for bag check and security.

Code of Conduct | Rules of Competition | Race Procedures | Run Clean


Awards will be available to the top-three men and women overall, as well as in age and gender groups as explained in this article. A list of all award winners will be posted in the results for each race. Awards will be available after the race and distributed on-site.

Follow The MTA's Weekender schedule to plan your race-day transportation.

All race information is subject to change.

Sunday, September 17, 2017 11:30am

Van Cortlandt Park, The Bronx


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Both Men and Women


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Registration will close at 11:59pm on Saturday, September 16.


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