Monday December 31st, 2018
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 2018 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 2019.
|Male||19:06||Reid Buchanan||24||Mammoth Lakes, CA|
|2nd Male||19:56||Daniel Winn||26||Brighton, MA|
|3rd Male||20:20||Jonas Hampton||28||Bloomfield, CT|
|4th Male||20:37||Thomas Porter||27||New Haven, CT|
|Female||21:21||Molly Seidel||23||Boston, MA|
|2nd Female||21:29||Sarah Pegano||26||Brighton, MA|
|3rd Female||21:36||Stephanie Bruce||33||Flagstaff, AZ|
|4th Female||23:05||Kira Garry||24||Montauk, NY|
|M 40-49||22:51||Jordan Wolff||41||Dobbs Ferry, NY|
|M 50-59||25:47||Stephen Orr||53||Aus|
|M 60-69||28:52||Benigno Veraz||62||New York, NY|
|M 70+||41:35||George Leibson||73||New York, NY|
|F 40-49||28:03||Pamela Veith||44||Germany|
|F 50-59||31:22||Kimberly Driscoll||56||Fairfield, CT|
|F 60-69||38:09||Andrew Willaimson||62||Norwolk, CT|
|F 70+||47:04||Monica Macezinskas||71||Brooklyn, NY|
3,988 TOTAL FINISHERS: 1,798 MEN / 2,190 WOMEN
As the temperature in Central Park hovered above 10 degrees, runners at the NYRR Midnight Run started the countdown from 10 to mark the end of 2017 and the start of 2018.
The festivities began at the pre-race party on Rumsey Playfield, where runners could write their #ResolveToRun goals for the new year on a resolution wall and warm up for the run with a DJ and dancing.
The four-miler has been the final event on the NYRR calendar since its first running in 1979, and like many years before it, the race sent runners off with a 15-minute-long fireworks show near the start and finish area on the 72nd Street Transverse.
As runners reached the halfway point on the 102nd Street Cross Drive, they could toast to the new year with a cup of sparkling cider, an NYRR Midnight Run tradition with a slightly frosty twist this year thanks to the weather. With a select group of professional athletes leading the pack of nearly 4,000 runners, Reid Buchanan became the first to complete four miles in the new year by breaking the tape in 19:08. In the women's race, Molly Seidel earned the top spot with a time of 21:24.
If you joined us last night, or at any races in 2017, we thank you and we can't wait to see you out there again in 2018!Check out our #ResolveToRun page to learn about all the ways you can get your new year off to a running start.
New York Road Runners has a rich history. Over the past 59 years,we’ve grown from a local running club to become the world’s premier community running organization with a mission to help and inspire people through running.
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.