Inaugural NYRR Manhattan 7 Mile Serves Up Fun in the Sun
Today's inaugural NYRR Manhattan 7 Mile offered a distance not seen on the NYRR calendar since 2005. Nearly 4,500 participants logged seven miles through warm, sun-drenched Central Park and celebrated at the post-race festival featuring guided yoga stretches, Italian ice, and fun games.
The unique course, a loop of the park's hilly terrain plus another mile, was a challenge on a hot summer morning. Runners took ample advantage of the water and Gatorade at every mile, frequent misting stations, and ice-cold hand-towels at the finish.
First across the finish line were Harbert Okuti of Westchester Track Club in 34:45 for the men and Angela Ortiz of North Brooklyn Runners in 40:38 for the women.
Peter Ciaccia, NYRR's president of events and race director of the TCS New York City Marathon, encouraged runners to look forward to more new additions to the race calendar in 2019. In the meantime, check out our 2018 calendar and sign up for your next running challenge today!