New Balance 5th Avenue Mile


Please note that select heats are nearing capacity, and are marked below in orange.

With title sponsor New Balance back this year, the New Balance 5th Avenue Mile opens a beautiful 20-block stretch of 5th Avenue to runners of all ages and abilities who want to run their best mile in New York City. Special races include a youth mile, the George Sheehan Memorial Mile for runners age 60 and over, the NYRR Road Mile Championships, and Olympic-caliber professional men's and women's races.

Event hashtag: #NB5thAveMile—use it in your tweets, Instagrams, and Facebook posts!

Live unofficial results are available during the race at and in the NYRR app. Features include leaderboards, map tracking, and an individual runner search that can be shared on Facebook and Twitter. Tell your friends and family to follow your progress, and get unofficial results right after the race!


This schedule is subject to change. Entrants will run in races based on age groups, and must run in the section corresponding to their age and gender. Please note that no numbers (bibs) will be available for pickup after 12:00 noon.

Sold-out age groups will be indicated with a strikethrough.

Age groups nearing capacity will be indicated in orange.

Heat #

Bib Letter



1 W Wheelchairs and Handcycles 8:00 a.m.
Open Categories
2 AA Women 15-24 8:10 a.m.
3 A Men 15-24 8:20 a.m.
4 B Women 25-29 8:35 a.m.
5 C Men 25-29 8:50 a.m.
6 D Women 30-34 9:05 a.m.
7 E Men 30-34 9:20 a.m.
8 F Women 35-39 9:35 a.m.
9 G Men 35-39 9:50 a.m.
10 H Women 40-49 10:05 a.m.
11 I Men 40-49 10:20 a.m.
12 J Men and Women 50-59 10:35 a.m.
George Sheehan Memorial Mile
13 K Men and Women 60-69 10:50 a.m.
14 L Men and Women 70+ 11:05 a.m.
Specialty Heats
    Fun Run (Age 2) 11:20 a.m.
15 M Media Mile 11:30 a.m.
    Fun Run (Ages 3-4) 11:40 a.m.
16   NYPD / FDNY Mile 11:50 a.m.
    Fun Run (Ages 5-6) 12:05 p.m.
17   New Balance Borough Heat 12:15 p.m.
18A Y Youth Wheelchair Invitational 12:35 p.m.
18B Y Youth 7-14 12:40 p.m.
NYRR Road Mile Championships*
19   Women 1:05 p.m.
20   Men 1:20 p.m.
Professional Athletes*
21   Women 1:35 p.m.
22   Men 1:50 p.m.

*The NYRR Road Mile Championships and Professional Athlete heats are by invitation only. Athletes who wish to be considered for these heats
 must contact [email protected]. No athlete will be automatically placed in either of these heats.

Kids' Races

Kids' races for ages 2-6 begin at 11:30 a.m., and all kids should line up for their race on 5th Avenue at least 15 minutes before their event. Registration is free for all participants. Check back soon for start times and locations for each heat of kids' races.

Please note that parents/guardians of children will not be permitted to enter the course; all parents should meet their children after their races in the reunion area and must have the claim tag located on the bottom of their bib number. No child will be released to an adult without a claim tag.

Check out our guidelines for NYRR youth events before race day.

Course Info

The start is on 5th Avenue near East 80th Street. You'll run south; you can check your progress by looking at the digital clocks at every quarter-mile mark. 

First quarter-mile (to 75th Street): The race begins on a slight downhill.

Second quarter-mile (to 70th Street): This segment features a slight uphill.

Third quarter-mile (to 65th Street): There's another gentle downhill in this segment.

Fourth quarter-mile (to 60th Street): The final five blocks are on a flat surface.

Entry Fees

*The NYRR Specialty Members category includes NYRR members in the following levels: Junior, Senior, Armed Service, Collegiate, and NYRR Youth Program Leads and Assistants.
Category April 26–
May 9
May 9–
Sept. 10
NYRR Member$25$30
NYRR Specialty Members*$25$30
NYRR Member Plus$25$30
NYRR Miler/NYRR 5K Member$25$30
NYRR 10K Member$0$0
NYRR Friend (non-members)$40$45
NYRR Friend–Junior$30$35

Number Pickup & Registration

Numbers (which include your timing tag) and T-shirts may be picked up at the NYRR RUNCENTER at 320 West 57th Street (between Eighth and Ninth avenues) on the following dates. Please note that the RUNCENTER will be closed on Monday, September 4, for Labor Day. 

  • Saturday, September 2, 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 3, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 5, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 6, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 7, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, September 8, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 9, 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.

Show the QR code from your race confirmation email or your My NYRR account to pick up your race materials. Please pick up during the week to avoid crowds on race day. Race-day lines may impact your ability to get to the start on time. Shirt size is subject to availability.

On race day, number pickup will take place from 6:45 a.m to 12:00 noon just north of the starting line at East 80th Street. T-shirts will be available for pickup either before or after each heat. T-shirt distribution will end at 12:45 p.m.

Bag check, located in the start area (5th Avenue between East 80th Street and East 82nd Street), will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. You may not drop off your bag earlier than 30 minutes before the start of your race. There will be a designated baggage truck for each age group. The trucks will drive to the finish for runners to collect their bags. If you wish to check a bag, please allow additional time for bag check and security.

If you're unable to pick up your race materials, a friend or family member can pick up for you; the person will need your QR code (printed or digitally) and will need to know your T-shirt size. This policy is in effect only for our weekly races, not for the TCS New York City Marathon.

Code of Conduct | Rules of Competition | Race Procedures | Run Clean


Tiffany & Co. will provide awards for the top three men and women overall. Additional awards for age and gender groups are explained in this article. A list of all award winners will be posted in the results for each race.
Award winners that wish to receive an award plaque should complete our online claim form.

Prize Money

Open Prize Money for Men and Women
(Determined by Gun Time)
5th $1,000
6th $750
7th $500
8th $250
*Open race includes $1,000 bonus to leader at halfway
(must finish sub-4:00 for men and sub-4:32 for women)

NYRR Member Prize Money for Men and Women
(Determined by Gun Time)
1st $400
2nd $300
4th $100

To be eligible for NYRR member prize money, participants must have an active NYRR membership for six months prior to race day.

Athletes who have been suspended for doping by a governing body are not eligible to participate in, and should not apply for entry in, NYRR races. Extenuating circumstances may be reviewed by the NYRR Race Director.

Follow The MTA's Weekender schedule to plan your race-day transportation.

If you bike to the race, please follow our bike parking guidelines.

All race information is subject to change.

Sunday, September 10, 2017 8:00am


1 Mile

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Interactive Course Map

Both Men and Women
Club Points
Marathon Qualifier
Prize Money


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Registration will close at 11:59pm on Saturday, September 9.


Sponsored By:

Title Partner | Official Athletic Footwear and Apparel Partner of NYRR
Premier Partner of NYRR
Foundation Partner


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