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NYRR Midnight Run

Tuesday December 31st, 2019
Manhattan, NY
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.

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Race Date: 12/31/2018 Distance: 4 miles
Division Time Name Age Home
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
Division Time Name Age Home
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
NYRR Midnight Run

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.

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