NYCRUNS Central Park Cocoa Classic 5 Miler...

  • Running : 5 Mile Run :

Race Date: Sunday, January 7, 2018


Location: Central Park - 102nd Street Transverse

Address: East Drive and 102nd Street

City: New York

State/Terr: New York

Zip: 10028

Country: USA

E-Mail: [email protected]

Race Website:


_ The 2018 NYCRUNS Central Park Cocoa Classic 5 Miler:

January 07, 2018

Start time: 9:00AM

Central Park

Address: 102nd St. Crossing New York, NY

Race Details:

NYCRUNS kicks off 2018 in wintry Central Park with a classic 5 Miler. Join us for a loop and a steaming mug of hot cocoa at the finish.


Bag check and toilets will be provided. Water will be available on the course, and Clif Bar products, hot chocolate, bagels, spreads, fresh fruit and more will make up the usual great NYCRUNS post race spread to greet you at the finish line. The giveaway for this race will be a great cocoa mug.

There is an optional shirt available for purchase, but you must purchase it as part of your registration. We are unable to sell shirts in the park.

PACKET PICKUP   Pre-Race packet pickup is TBD. Race day packet pickup will be available in the festival about 1/4 mile from the starting line beginning at 7:00 AM and ending at at 8:30 AM.  

BIB MAILING   Bib mailing is available for this race for participants registered by 12/11. You must choose this option when registering and the bib must be mailed to the address you choose then. Shipping to domestic US addresses only.  The cost is $15.00. Note: Mugs will not be mailed. They will be available for pickup before or after the race.


See chart below. NYCRUNS members receive a 10% discount, race deferral rights, and other perks. Race day registration (if available) is cash or credit, no checks please. Register early to make things easier for us and cheaper for you!

Through 11/20 $30  
Through 12/21 $35  
Until online registration closes $40  
Race day (if available) $50  


Awards will be given to the top three male and female runners overall. Age group awards will be awarded to the top three male and female runners in each of the following age groups: 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70 and over. Our awards policies are available here.

Finish line photos and video will also be available on the results page. These may not be published for several days.


Want to race this one for free? Volunteer at any of these upcoming events! Or in lieu of credit for yourself, you can have us donate $25 to a cause partner of your choice. What’s this all about, anyway? Learn more about the volunteer program here.


Take the C train to 102nd St. or the 6 train to 103rd St. and enter the park. Race HQ is located at the center of the 102nd St. transverse near the finish line. Please check MTA Trip Planner for up to date and detailed mass transit directions and Google Maps for driving directions. Parking is limited at all of our events, we strongly encourage you to use mass transit.


The standard no-refunds, no-deferrals, no-transfers policy applies, unless you are signed up for the NYCRUNS Membership Program. NYCRUNS members receive a 10% discount, race deferral rights, and other perks. Strollers or dogs are not allowed in NYCRUNS races and you may be disqualified if earbuds or headphones hinder your awareness. You must remain on pace to finish within the time limit in order to receive course support and an official finish time. Please familiarize yourself with our complete policies and rules of competition here.

Course Info:


The course consists of one loop of the park, starting on East Dr. near 102nd St. and finishing on the 102nd St. Transverse.

5 Mile Course Map

Other Info:


-) 2018 race registration is open • Registration Information 




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