Tuesday December 31st, 2019
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.
|Male||21:07||Luis Porto||23||New York, NY|
|2nd Male||21:11||Brenden Allen||19||Armada, MI|
|3rd Male||21:16||Timothy Milenkevich||36||Ansonia, CT|
|4th Male||22:25||Joseph Wergles||18||Australia|
|Female||23:27||Lindsay Crevoiserat||25||Glastonbury, CT|
|2nd Female||24:37||Carolina Pennacchio||20||Briarcliff Manor, NY|
|3rd Female||24:49||Olivia Stilman||18||Great Britain|
|4th Female||25:14||Natalia Winnicka||30||Poland|
|M 40-49||23:44||Phillip Oreopoulos||46||Canada|
|M 50-59||28:06||Richard Byers||50||Monsey, NY|
|M 60-69||30:29||Paul Aird||60||Great Britain|
|M 70+||40:52||John McEvoy||70||Riverside, CT|
|F 40-49||25:44||Carolina Ritter||42||New York, NY|
|F 50-59||31:17||Mairice Banks||57||New York, NY|
|F 60-69||38:29||Carolyn Corgel||61||Grand Island, NY|
|F 70+||45:39||Susan McFeatters||71||New York, 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.