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Need to get ready for Thanksgiving? Sign up for the NYRR NYC 60K, a race with a long history for New York-area ultrarunners and an illustrious list of former champions. Nothing builds up an appetite for 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. The event will have a time limit of 9 hours and 30 minutes. The course will close at 5:30 p.m.

This race will be scored by gun time (not net time; there are no start mats) and all runners should start promptly at 8:00 a.m. 

We'll provide a clear bag and label (with your bib number) to runners who want to access their own food and beverages during the event. You'll hand in this bag at pickup, and it will be placed on our nutrition station table at East 90th Street. This bag is for food and drinks only. If you leave unattended bags or items at another park location, they may be confiscated by NYPD and race security staff.

Event Hashtag: #NYC60K—use it in your tweets, Instagrams, and Facebook posts!

Please note: This race does not count toward the 9+1 program.

Course Info

The race starts in Central Park at Engineers’ Gate with a counterclockwise 5.2-mile loop (blue/red), followed by eight four-mile counterclockwise “inner” loops.

Loop 1 (5.2 miles): Start on East Drive at 90th Street by Engineers' Gate and the statue of Fred Lebow. Head north towards the 102nd Street Cross Drive. Turn left onto the 102nd Street Cross Drive. Turn left onto West Drive and run south through a series of three rolling hills as you pass the Reservoir on your left. Enjoy a downhill, then a flat section. Loop around the bottom of Central Park and begin running north on East Drive. Ascend Cat Hill and continue north back to the start/finish line at Engineers' Gate (East 90th Street).

Loops 2-9 (4 miles each): Continue past the start/finish line, running north on East Drive, and make a left turn onto the 102nd Street Cross Drive. Head west on the 102nd Street Cross Drive and turn left onto West Drive. Follow West Drive over a series of rolling hills, followed by a downhill, and then a flat section. Turn left onto the 72nd Street Transverse, and then make another left at East Drive to ascend Cat Hill. Continue north back to the start/finish line at Engineer's Gate. Run this loop a total of eight times to complete the 60-kilometer distance.

Water will be available on the course. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, fruit, and snacks will also be available.

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.
CategoryJuly 7–20July 21–
Nov. 18
NYRR Member$35$40
NYRR Specialty Member*$30$35
NYRR Member Plus$35$40
NYRR Miler/NYRR 5K Member$35$40
NYRR 10K Member$0$0
NYRR Friend (non-members)$45$50
NYRR Friend–Junior$35$40

Number Pickup & Registration

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

  • Saturday, November 11, 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 12, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Monday, November 13, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 14, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 15, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 16, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, November 17, 7:00 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. If you're unable to pick up your race materials, a friend or family member can pick up for you; the person will need your QR code (printed or digitally) and will need to know your shirt size. This policy is in effect for all our races except the TCS New York City Marathon.

On race day, race packets, including your race number and shirt, will be available from 6:45 to 7:45 a.m. at East 90th Street on the bridle path inside Central Park. Shirt sizes are subject to availability. Race-day registration will also be available at this time and location. Bag check will be available south of the start/finish area.

The race will start at 8:00 a.m. sharp, so allow ample time to check in, and be aware that street parking may be difficult.

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


Finisher items will be given to all runners who complete the 60K. There are no age-group award categories.

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

If you bike to the race, please follow our bike parking guidelines.

All race information is subject to change.

Saturday, November 18, 2017 8:00am

Central Park


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Both Men and Women
Finisher Medals



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Registration will close at 11:59pm on Friday, November 17.


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