Run Course
6.2 miles of smiles


Runners will exit Riverside Park at 72nd Street and run into Central Park. Runners turn left when entering Central Park and run in a clockwise direction around the northern loop of Central Park. The Finish line is on Dead Road, just west of the band shell off the 72nd Street Transverse in Central Park.

12:00 p.m. Run Course Cut-Off   All athletes must be off 72nd Street and in Central Park


  • Steep run out of Riverside Park through the 72nd Street Tunnel.
  • Run East across 72nd Street to Central Park. Give a cop a high-five for stopping the buses for you! Try to resist the urge to hop in a cab.
  • Run Northern 5 Mile Loop of Central Park (including Harlem Hill).
  • West (right) on 72nd Street Transverse, around Cherry Hill, finishing on Central Road.



See Course Map page for full run course

Click here for Run Elevation Chart


Aid Stations will provide water in the following locations:

  • Swim start
  • Transition Run-In / Run-Out
  • Run Course – Mile 1, Mile 2, Mile 3, Mile 4 & Mile 5

Aid Stations will provide water and Lemon-Lime Gatorade Endurance Formula approximately every mile.

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This race will utilize the EAS system, encompassing a color-coded system to reveal current event conditions. Participants will notice flags posted throughout the Race Venue, at the Finish Line and at each Aid Station on Race Day. EAS updates will be communicated through PA announcements, social media, web posts and/or dedicated emails.