5K, 10K, Half & Full Marathons

  • 5k races
    Name City Date Website
    Heart & Soul 5k
    This race, which often occurs in the snow, is on its fourth year and counting.  Run through the historic Larkin District of Buffalo during this 10 am start 5k. The race begins and ends at the Larkin Center of Commerce. The first 150 registrants receive a long sleeve t-shirt, and all participants receive a grab bag of goodies. Warm up during an indoor post-race party at the Larkin Center of Commerce that includes, food, drinks, and an awards ceremony. Parking for this event is free, and results can be retrieved from the ITSYourRace website or mobile app.
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    Buffalo 11 February 2018 heartsoul5k
    NYRR Washington Heights Salsa, Blues, and Shamrocks 5k
    Who doesn't love salsa, blues, or shamrocks? Enjoy them all in this Manhattan 5k that celebrates both Mardi Gras and St. Patrick's Day. An average of over 4000 people run this race every year, even though it is often very chilly. The out and back course is mainly urban streets, but does traverse through Fort Tyron Park and the Cloisters, giving runners a full view of the Hudson River. Registration prices varies, and prices are lower for members of New York Road Runners. Note that children can run the race, but their parents cannot run with them- they must wait at the finish line!
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    Manhattan 5 March 2017 nyrr
    Rainbow Run
    Support health, wellness, and HIV/AIDS testing and awareness by participating in this New York City 5k race. You can simply register for the race, or you can begin a fundraising page to make an even bigger impact on the community. The race begins at Primary and ends at Pier 25, but you have to make your way back to Primary for the post race party!
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    New York 28 April 2018 callen-lorde
    Long Island Marathon 5k
    This weekend of races on Long Island has been happening for 45 years, and participants keep coming back for more! The 5k race, which was added in more recent years, is an out and back course around Eisenhower Park. Runners must finish the race by 9:40 am. Strollers, rollerblades, wheelchairs and bicycles are all prohibited from the course. Headphones are discouraged for safety reasons.
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    Long Island 4 May 2018 run-li
    Matchmaker 5k
    Help raise money to support people in need of bone marrow transplants by running this 5k race through Firefighters Field. The race begins at 10 am, and you can run as an individual or with a team. There will even be Zumba classes beginning at 10:30, and an awards ceremony at 11. All participants that raise $100 or more receive a water bottle.
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    New York 6 May 2017 donate
    Rise Up 5k
    This race encourages participants of all fitness levels and walks of life to run in support of freedom, justice, and equality for all. Registration is $45, and every participant receives a shirt and a commemorative bib. Upon registration, you can select one of five charities to support with the proceeds of your entry fee. The race takes place at Flushing Meadows Corona Park and begins at 8 am.
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    Queens 1 July 2017 localraces
    NYCRUNS Labor Day 5k
    Celebrate Labor Day by running through Firefighters Field on Roosevelt Island. Starting at 8:30, this fast and flat course gives you a full few of all five Boroughs and much more! There will be bag checks and restrooms, and every participant gets a tech t shirt. Water and Gatorade stops are available on course, and the post race refreshment area is a runner's dream, filled with bagels, fruit, Clif Bars, and tons of other goodies. Registration begins at $30, and packet pick up is only on race day.
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    New York 4 September 2017 nycruns
    A Run for Their Life
    Support breast cancer research, awareness, and support by participating in this 5k run at Gillie Lake (Camillus Veterans Memorial Park). All ages and fitness levels are encourages to race in either an individual or team format. Tents are available team use, but reservations are required.
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    Syracuse 1 October 2017 cmbarunfortheirlife
    The Ugly Sweater 5k
    Thrown on your most hideous holiday sweater and run through the streets of New York to kick off the holiday season. Registration fees for this event are $55. On the course, you can shoot marshmallow guns, take selfies with elves, run through mounds of fake snow, play in a life-size snowglobe, and enjoy a cocktail (only if you are 21 or older!). After the race, enjoy an awards ceremony for the best sweaters, wear your custom ugly sweater race knit hat, finishers medal, and enjoy post-race refreshments!
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    New York 2 December 2017 theuglysweaterrun
    Cancer Resource Center 5K Ithaca, NY 13 October 2018 Cancer Resource Center
    Smith Point Bridge 5K Run for Literacy Shirley, NY 8 September 2018 5kbridgerun.communitylibrary
    Angels of Mercy 5K and 1 mile walk Rochester NY 25 August 2018 angelsofmercyny
    NYC Donut Dash New York, NY 26 August 2018 donutdash2018.splashthat
    Chicken Wing 5k Buffalo, NY 2 September 2018 buffalowing
    5 & 20K Sauerkraut Race Phelps, NY 4 August 2018 phelpsny
    Race to the Stars Vestal, NY 22 September 2018 kopernik
    Sleepy Hollow 5k Charity Run Massapequa, NY 28 October 2018 littlevillage
    Race For Hunger 5K Lynbrook, NY 27 October 2018 theexperiencevc
  • 10k races
    Name City Date Website
    Rainbow Run 10k
    The Rainbow Run 10k, in New York City, raises funds for HIV/AIDS education, awareness, and testing. This springtime 10k has a $40 registration fee which also gives you access to a post-race party. This out and back course offers bag holding and restrooms at the starting line, so no need to worry about where to stow your belongings while you race.
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    New York 28 April 2018 callen-lorde
    Brooklyn Spring Duathlon
    Run and bike your way through Prospect Park in the Brooklyn Spring Duathlon. Beginning at 7 am, runners will get a spectacular foot tour of everything Brooklyn has to offer. The $70 entry fee also includes a tech shirt, personalized bib, full color medal, and post-race breakfast spread. Be careful as you compete- pedestrians are still allowed in the park as the race takes place!
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    Brooklyn 17 March 2018 citytri
    Urban Environmental Challenge 10k
    Grab your trail running shoes and get moving in the Urban Environmental Challenge 10k. This Bronx race pushes you through the tough technical trails of Van Cortlandt Park, with a 10 am, all-weather start. Early birds pay only $22 for this race, and it is worth it- only the first 200 registrants get swag bags. It is recommended that you park at the Van Cortlandt Golf Club.
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    Bronx 8 April 2018 vctc
    Run the Bronx
    The 39th installment of this 10k race begins and ends at Bronx Community College. With a 10 am start, the course runs you around the College campus, with 4 water stops along the way. Registration prices begin at $25, with discounts available for BCC and CUNY students. All participants receive a shirt and access to post race refreshments.
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    Bronx 5 May 2018 bcc
    West Point 10k
    Run through the historic military academy and get a view of the Hudson River during the West Point 10k. In addition to the 10k race, there will be a 5k and 1 mile kids fun run as well. All participants, for the $40 registration fee, receive a shirt and post race refreshments.
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    West Point 13 May 2017 westpoint
  • Half marathons
    Name City Date Website
    Central Park Duathlon New York, NY 21 October 2018 nytri
  • Other Races to Consider
    Name City Date Website
    Bob Ivory '47 Memorial 8K Run Buffalo, NY 10 August 2018 sjci

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