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NYRR Grete's Great Gallop (10K)

10/06/18 | 8am

Central Park

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06-10-2018 12:00:00 06-10-2018 12:00:00 America/New_York NYRR Grete's Great Gallop (10K) | 8am Celebrate the legacy of Grete Waitz with a run through Central Park. Race for a new 10K PR over the same ground where she won her five NYRR New York Mini 10K titles—setting road world records in 1979 and 1980—and where she ran the final miles of her nine New York City Marathon victories. Need some more pre-race inspiration? Read through this collection of Grete Waitz quotes, as the first-ever IAAF World Championships Marathon gold medalist shared her thoughts on racing, training, and more. Event hashtag: #GretesGreatGallop—use it in your tweets, Instagrams, and Facebook posts! Live Results Live unofficial results are available during the race at liveresults.nyrr.org and in the NYRR app. Features include leaderboards, map tracking, and an individual runner search that can be shared on Facebook and Twitter. Tell your friends and family to follow your progress, and because the system works great on mobile devices, you can get unofficial results right after the race! AKTIV Against Cancer In 2007, Grete co-founded AKTIV Against Cancer (AKTIV) with Executive Director Helle Aanesen. The foundation works to ensure that physical activity will become an integral part of cancer treatment. To support this mission, AKTIV has pledged $3.3 million to fund leading exercise oncology research under the direction of Dr. Lee Jones at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK). We invite you to celebrate Grete's legacy, and her vision of fighting cancer with exercise. Make a difference on the AKTIV Against Cancer website. Follow AKTIV Against Cancer on social media: Join their community on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Course Info The course is slightly more than one counter-clockwise lap of Central Park’s six-mile loop. Mile 1: Start on East Drive near 69th Street and head north; there is a moderate uphill early in the first mile. Mile 2: Continue along East Drive as you pass the Reservoir on your left. Mile 3: Pass the 102nd Street Transverse on your left and descend, then ascend Harlem Hill; continue past Lasker Rink. Mile 4: Run over rolling hills as you head south on West Drive. Mile 5: Continue south on West Drive, passing the 72nd Street Transverse, and complete the lower loop of the park before the course turns back onto East Drive. Mile 6 (+.2): Continue north on East Drive, passing the start line at 69th Street. Turn left at the 72nd Street Transverse and continue toward the finish line. http://www.cityguideny.com/eventinfo.cfm?id=239936 Central Park Central Park

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Celebrate the legacy of Grete Waitz with a run through Central Park. Race for a new 10K PR over the same ground where she won her five NYRR New York Mini 10K titles—setting road world records in 1979 and 1980—and where she ran the final miles of her nine New York City Marathon victories.

Need some more pre-race inspiration? Read through this collection of Grete Waitz quotes, as the first-ever IAAF World Championships Marathon gold medalist shared her thoughts on racing, training, and more.

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


Live Results

Live unofficial results are available during the race at liveresults.nyrr.org and in the NYRR app. Features include leaderboards, map tracking, and an individual runner search that can be shared on Facebook and Twitter. Tell your friends and family to follow your progress, and because the system works great on mobile devices, you can get unofficial results right after the race!


AKTIV Against Cancer

In 2007, Grete co-founded AKTIV Against Cancer (AKTIV) with Executive Director Helle Aanesen. The foundation works to ensure that physical activity will become an integral part of cancer treatment. To support this mission, AKTIV has pledged $3.3 million to fund leading exercise oncology research under the direction of Dr. Lee Jones at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK).

We invite you to celebrate Grete's legacy, and her vision of fighting cancer with exercise.  Make a difference on the AKTIV Against Cancer website. Follow AKTIV Against Cancer on social media: Join their community on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
 

Course Info

The course is slightly more than one counter-clockwise lap of Central Park’s six-mile loop.

Mile 1: Start on East Drive near 69th Street and head north; there is a moderate uphill early in the first mile.

Mile 2: Continue along East Drive as you pass the Reservoir on your left.

Mile 3: Pass the 102nd Street Transverse on your left and descend, then ascend Harlem Hill; continue past Lasker Rink.

Mile 4: Run over rolling hills as you head south on West Drive. 

Mile 5: Continue south on West Drive, passing the 72nd Street Transverse, and complete the lower loop of the park before the course turns back onto East Drive.

Mile 6 (+.2): Continue north on East Drive, passing the start line at 69th Street. Turn left at the 72nd Street Transverse and continue toward the finish line.

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.
 
CategoryMay 1–16May 17–
Oct. 6
NYRR Member $18 $23
NYRR Specialty Member* $10 $15
NYRR Member Plus $18 $23
NYRR Miler/NYRR 5K Member $18 $23
NYRR 10K Member $0 $0
NYRR Friend (non-members) $33 $37
NYRR Friend–Junior $15 $20

Venue Description: One of the urban wonders of the world, Central Park consists of 843 acres of woodlands, lawns, and bodies of water. It was the first public park built in America and is entirely man-made. More than 25 million visitors a year enjoy the plethora of opportunities for relaxing, learning, playing, and exercising within Central Park's six-mile perimeter. At least ten different walking tours, custom van tours, and downloadable self-guided tours offer knowledge of the park's history and views of its most beautiful spots. The athletic visitor can enjoy 58 miles of pedestrian paths, 6.1 miles of bike drives, and designated fields and areas for horseback riding, basketball, baseball, softball, tennis, soccer, football, fishing, birding, wall climbing, swimming, lawn bowling, croquet, handball, chess and checkers, paddleball, volleyball, model boat sailing, cross country skiing, and kite flying.

Ice skating is available at both Wollman Rink and Lasker Rink. The park becomes a showcase for artistic talents of all kinds during the summer. Shakespeare in the Park brings free performances to over 100,000 people at the Delacorte Theater.

SummerStage hosts outdoor concerts from both global and New York-based musical artists. The New York Philharmonic stops here on their Concerts in the Parks tour, as does the Metropolitan Opera during their Met in the Parks series.

For children's enjoyment, the park includes 21 playgrounds and numerous special events, camp activities, recreation programs, sports, free exhibits, and workshops. Tavern on the Green, which is located in the park, is one of the city's most renowned and well-known restaurants. It was originally the house of a shepherd and his flock, which roamed the aptly-named Sheep's Meadow, a present-day picnicking and Frisbee tossing area. Belvedere Castle, which was completed in 1872, was originally built to overlook the Croton Resevoir. The Resevoir has since been filled in, and is now the site of the Great Lawn.

Central Park opens at 6:00 a.m. and closes at 1:00 a.m., 365 days a year. For more information, call 212-310-6600 or visit www.centralparknyc.org.

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