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The cold might make you run like a penguin, but it'll be worth it for the stunning views of the Hudson River as you run through Riverside Park. What's more, you'll be greeted with a steaming hot mug of cocoa at the finish line.

Review summary

2 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere


Anthony C
"It was my first race and I was not confused at all - everyone was friendly, and..."


Carianne C
"I love NYCRuns races. They're smaller, but still well organized. The hot..."
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How to enter the NYCRUNS Frozen Penguin

  1. 10K

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  2. 5K

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NYCRUNS Frozen Penguin routes

The race starts and finishes near 108th Street, in Riverside Park. With stunning views over the Hudson River, this is a challenging course. The route is traffic-free, on tree-lined paths, and although there are some testing uphill sections, don't worry, you'll be rewarded with the downhill.

Event Details

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


  • Both races: 1st/2nd/3rd Men and Women overall
  • 5K: 1st/2nd/3rd Age-group: 9 and under; 10-14; 15-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70+
  • 10K: 1st/2nd/3rd Age-group: 19 and under; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70+
Raceday Logistics

You are advised to collect your race packet before raceday in order to avoid queues. When you register, there is an option to get your race bib mailed to you.

Friday 31st January:

  • 12:00 - Race packet pick-up opens at Paragon Sports, 867 Broadway.
  • 18:00 - Race packet pick-up closes

Saturday 1st February:

  • 07:30 - Race packet pick-up opens near the start line
  • 09:00 - 5K and 10K races start
  • 10:02 - Cut-off time for 5K
  • 11:05 - Cut-off time for 10K
Kit List

It is likely to be very cold at this time of year, so please wear appropriate sportswear.


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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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?
5k: Participants must be aged 6 or over 10k: Participants must be aged 12 or over
Is there a cut-off time?
5k: within 1hr2mins (20 mins per mile) 10k: within 2hr5mins (20 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 Frozen Penguin weather forecast

Possible drizzle overnight.

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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.



NYCRUNS Frozen Penguin reviews (2)

4.5 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the event in 2019

    It was my first race and I was not confused at all - everyone was friendly, and the course was great!
  • Did the event in 2019

    I love NYCRuns races. They're smaller, but still well organized. The hot chocolate at race's end was a lovely touch on a frigid Saturday morning. I just wish the skirt had been more weather friendly, a tank in February is just silly.
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