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NYCRUNS CENTRAL PARK COCOA CLASSIC 5 & 10 MILER

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Tick off your New Year's resolutions early in 2020 with this wintry run through Central Park. After completing one of two laps of the iconic park, you'll be rewarded with a steaming mug of cocoa and a giant spread of local foods at the finish.

How to enter the NYCRUNS CENTRAL PARK COCOA CLASSIC 5 & 10 MILER

  1. 10 Mile

    Run 10mi
    $40–$50
    Event passed
  2. 5 Mile

    Run 5mi
    $35–$50
    Event passed

NYCRUNS CENTRAL PARK COCOA CLASSIC 5 & 10 MILER routes

The race starts on East Drive near 102nd St. and finishes on the 102nd St. Transverse. 5 milers complete 1 lap of the park, and 10 milers do 2 laps.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Water stations
  • Hot cocoa at the finish
  • Cocoa mug
  • Post-race spread: local bagels, fresh fruit
  • Finish-line photos and videos
  • Race timing
  • Finishing satisfaction
  • Race t-shirt for sale at registration

Awards:

  • Both races: 1st/2nd/3rd Men and Women overall
  • 5 Miler: 1st/2nd/3rd Age-group Men and Women: 19 and under; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70+
  • 10 Miler: 1st/2nd/3rd Age-group Men and Women: 19 and under; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70+
Raceday Logistics

Please note that for this race there is no race packet pick-up before race day. You are advised to arrive in plenty of time to collect your packet, warm up, and get ready before the start of the race. Packet pick-up is not far from the start line.

Sunday 5th January:

  • 07:00 - Race packet pick-up opens near the start line
  • 08:30 - Race packet pick-up closes
  • 09:00 - 5 Miler and 10 Miler races start
  • 10:40 - Cut-off time for 5 Miler
  • 11:30 - Cut-off time for 10 Miler
Kit List

Given that it's winter, please dress accordingly and stay warm. Running gloves or a hat might be a good idea.

Volunteers

If you volunteer at an NYC run, you will get $50 in race credit for any future event. Alternatively, $25 will be donated to a charity of your choice.

FAQs

Can I sign-up on the day?

If the event has not already sold out, tickets can be bought at an added cost of $10.

What are the age restrictions?

Participants must be aged 12 or over on raceday.

Is there a cut-off time?

  • 5 Miler: within 1hr40mins (20 mins per mile)
  • 10 Miler: within 2hr30mins (15 mins per mile)

If you are slower than this pace, there will no longer be aid stations and on-course amenities provided, and you may be asked to stop.

Where can I leave my bags?

There will be a bag check area provided in the Park, near the start line.

Are there toilets?

Yes, there will be toilets provided.

Where can I find my results?

Your results will be emailed to you, and the full results will be posted on the event organiser's website. You will also be able to view your finishing line photos and videos.

Are dogs or strollers allowed?

No, dogs and strollers are not permitted on the course.

Can I wear headphones?

It is not permitted to wear headphones during the race. If you desperately want to listen to music, you are allowed to wear one earbud in. If you are seen wearing both earbuds or headphones, you may be disqualified.

NYCRUNS CENTRAL PARK COCOA CLASSIC 5 & 10 MILER weather forecast

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

49°F
Predicted highs
32°F
Predicted lows
IconModerate breeze possible, up to 11mph

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There are now over 24 running events organised by NYC runs, with thousands of participants. The biggest events in their calendar are the Brooklyn Marathon & Half Marathon and the Newport Half Marathon. With professional timing, accurately-measured courses, and a world-class medical team, these events are brilliantly organised. The post-race festivals guarantee that athletes will have the best possible experience.

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