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Top 6 NYC Running Events in 2018

Running season is upon us! The weather is turning and we’re all chomping at the bit to get outside and enjoy the sunshine - and there’s no better time to do that than during a nice Saturday morning race. Whether you’re an avid runner or you want to complete your first 5K, there are plenty of NYC running events going on this summer to give everyone their fix.

1. Italy Run - 5 miles - June 3rd, 2018

Celebrate the Festa della Repubblica with the five-mile Italy Run through Central Park! Even your kids can get in on the fun - there’ll be fitness activities and age-appropriate runs for kids of all ability levels. Be sure to hang out after the race for activities with Ferrero and other sponsors!

2. NYRR Queens - 10K - June 16th, 2018

This fan-favorite 10K is already sold out for general admission, but you can still register with Team for Kids! All you need to do is raise a minimum of $100 to support over 250,000 students’ fitness and nutrition programs across the United States. There’s even prize money for the top 5 finishers. Register for the Queens 10K and come out on June 16th to run for a good cause!

3. France Run - 8K - August 19th, 2018

Come out to run on Sunday, August 19th for the French Run 8K through Central Park! This 8K run will get you a free participant t-shirt, delicious French-style treats, and awesome giveaway prizes. You could even win a trip to Paris! Be sure to register the kids too - there’ll be plenty of fun activities for them as well!

4. Percy Sutton Harlem - 5K - August 25th, 2018

Come out for this 5K event to celebrate Harlem Week and the life of NYC marathon champion Percy Sutton. Even if you aren’t one for running, there’s a walk that you can register for separately if you still want to get in on the fun. Stick around after the race for some great entertainment!

5. New Balance Bronx - 10 miles - September 30th, 2018

The New Balance 10 Mile race will give you a beautiful tour of the historic Bronx. If you’re a serious runner, you’ll be delighted to hear that the NYRR pace team will be there to guide you through the course. Also, if you want to qualify for the 2019 NYC Half Marathon, you’ll need to complete four out of six races this season; one of which is the New Balance Bronx 10 Mile!

6. Abbott Dash to the Finish Line - 5K - November 3rd, 2018

If you didn’t qualify for the NYC Marathon, or you just don’t want to run a whopping 26.2 miles, you can still be part of the fun by participating in the 5K Abbott Dash to the Finish Line. This 5K finishes at the famous Marathon finish line in Central Park. This might not be the big race, but there’s still big prizes. The first place finisher will take home a whopping $1,500! If running isn’t quite your thing, there’s still plenty of things going on in NYC to get you outside and enjoying the weather. But for all the runners out there, these NYC races are ones that you’re not going to want to miss! Be sure to register ahead of time to secure your spot.