Thursday December 31st, 2020
Distance: 4 miles
Kick off the New Year at the Midnight Run! Join the fun and celebrate with music and dancing (starting at 10:00 p.m.) as 2019 comes to a close. With a countdown to midnight beginning at 11:59 p.m., the four-mile run will begin on the stroke of midnight, as will a spectacular fireworks display to light up the night and the start of 2020.
|2nd Male||19:51||Benjamin Toomer||30||GBR|
|3rd Male||19:58||Quentin Succo||21||FRA|
|4th Male||20:23||Jules Robin||17||FRA|
|2nd Female||21:43||Mary Cain||23||NY, NY|
|3rd Female||23:20||Lindsay Crevaiserat||26||Glastonbury, CT|
|4th Female||23:46||Angela Ortiz||39||Brooklyn, NY|
|M 40-49||23:18||Mikko Valimaki||43||FIN|
|M 50-59||24:51||Timothy Decker||51||NY, NY|
|M 60-69||29:41||Kenneth Ottenbreit||61||CAN|
|M 70+||27:26||Gene Dykes||71||Bala CYNWYND, PA|
|F 40-49||24:58||Colleen McGurk||48||NY, NY|
|F 50-59||31:08||Marilyn Charles||51||Brooklyn, NY|
|F 60-69||29:36||Robin Janis||60||NY, NY|
|F 70+||38:23||Mary Steffany||70||NY, NY|
Neither rain nor wind could keep runners from starting 2019 on the move, as a crowd of more than 3,700 gathered in Central Park for the NYRR Midnight Run. The four-miler began at the stroke of midnight, sending runners into the new year with a 15-minute fireworks display at the start and a sparkling cider toast at the halfway mark.
Before midnight struck, runners could get into the spirit with a pre-race party on Rumsey Playfield. With a live DJ, stilt walkers, on-stage performances, and more, runners could get into the groove for their warm-up before heading into their corrals.
First to finish four miles in the new year was Luis Porto of Central Park Track Club – New Balance, completing the loop in 21:07. Breaking the tape on the women's side was Lindsay Crevoiserat of Glastonbury, CT in 23:27.
The course is the four-mile Central Park "inner loop." Check back soon for a course map.
Mile 1:Start on the 72nd Street Transverse near Bethesda Terrace and head east. Turn left (north) at East Drive and run north, ascending Cat Hill.
Mile 2:Continue north and and pass Engineers' Gate (East 90th Street). Turn left onto the 102nd Street Transverse.
Mile 3:Turn left onto West Drive and run south through a series of three rolling hills as you pass the Reservoir on your left.
Mile 4:Enjoy a downhill, then a flat section. Turn left onto the 72nd Street Transverse and finish just west of Bethesda Terrace.