Archive for the ‘5k’ Category

The Continental Breakfast 5K At East River Park Sep. 10

August 28, 2011

East River Park Track Club And NYCRUNS Join Forces To Become A Giant Super Incredible Robot – Create A Brand New 5K!

What will you get at this race? A well managed electronically timed 5K on a brand new course in East River Park! Afterwards enjoy a nice post-race assortment of yummy snacks in the tradition of Best Westerns everywhere. Enjoy your beverages in your lovely new souvenir travel mug!

Prizes will be awarded onsite for the first 3 male and female finishers and age group award winners. Full results will be posted on NYCRUNS.COM by Monday Morning.

This race is capped at 250 runners and starts at 9:00 AM. Number Pickup will start at 7:30AM, and end at 8:45AM. There is a baggage check. The cost of this race is $20. and increases to $25. on labor day.

Race Registration

Directions To Start:Take the F to 2nd Avenue, the L to 1st Avenue, or the 6 to Astor Place and head east. Enter the park across the FDR and head for the track at E. 6th St. There is nearby bus service as well. You can also run to the park or bike. There are bike racks near the track.

Course: The first lap is in blue and is 1.8 miles. It starts at the water fountain at the E 6th St overpass. Go north towards Con Ed, turn right onto the promenade heading South, right onto the path with the seal fountains, back onto the park drive heading North towards the start/finish.

The second lap is red and is 1.3 miles. The second lap makes a right turn, enters through the southern part of the dance circle, follows the path around the circle westward then north, then heads out onto the park drive northward towards the finish.

Race Report: NYRR Kurt Steiner Cross Country 5K

October 18, 2009

Course - Satellite - Kurt Steiner Cross Country 5K

Course - Satellite - Kurt Steiner Cross Country 5K

The Kurt Steiner Cross Country 5K was my first foray into country running. You couldn’t have asked for any better weather for a cross country race than the slop delivered on this Sunday morning. I wore cross country spikes for this race and had chosen to use stainless steel spikes instead of rubber pins.

The first mile of the course was messy with plenty of puddles. I ran it fairly well with a 6:40 mile split. About a quarter mile into the race, there is a potion of the course that goes over concrete. This complicates things a bit if you are wearing spikes.

The second mile is where I felt like a cross country newbie. The hills got to me. Sadly, I had even walked up one of the hills. My split was a horrid 8:20 mile. Crossing the Henry Hudson overpass is concrete.

The third mile is when you descend down the hills. Descending down the hills in the cross country trail isn’t the same as running down a paved road. The cross country trail is stepped. Every 20-30 feet you go down a step. This is where you need to be careful and not twist an ankle. After crossing the Henry Hudson overpass, there is long downhill. After the downhill you will make your way toward the finish line about a third of a mile away.My third mile good at 6:40. It was a good rebound. I ran hard through the finish.

Before the race, I had asked the volunteers about the course surface. I wanted to know if there are any hard surface. They said it was all dirt and grass. Which isn’t true. To be clear, there are three areas of the course that are concrete.

I have not had a decent 5K race as of yet. Everytime I run a 5K, something goes wrong. Like today in the woods I had to stop and catch my breath going up a hill. WTF? It’s as if I have a 5K jinx. Take a look at the race data from my Gamin Forerunner 305. You will see a big thud in the middle of the red speed graph.

Flat- Kurt Steiner Cross Country 5K

Flat- Kurt Steiner Cross Country 5K

Descending- Kurt Steiner Cross Country 5K

Descending- Kurt Steiner Cross Country 5K

Ascending - Kurt Steiner Cross Country 5K

Ascending - Kurt Steiner Cross Country 5K

Course - Kurt Steiner Cross Country 5K

Course - Kurt Steiner Cross Country 5K

Maps made with SportTracks

Upcoming Cross Country Races

October 16, 2009

This Sunday I’m running the Kurt Steiner 5K. In preparation for the race, I had purchased a pair of Asics Dirt Dog 2 cross country spikes. The race in the Bronx will also fulfil my goal of running a race in all five New York City boroughs this year.

Oct 18 – NYRR Kurt Steiner Cross Country 5K – Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx, New York
Nov 15 – NYRR Cross Country Championships 5K – Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx, NY
Dec 13 – NYRR Pete McArdle Cross Country Classic 15K – Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx, NY

View the running races calendar for more updates

Upcoming Race: 4th Annual Liz Padilla Memorial 5K

October 2, 2009

liz_padillaSunday October 4 10:00 AM

Bartel Pritchard Square, Prospect Park
Brooklyn, NY

Friday, October 2nd at 4:00 pm is your final opportunity to pre-register online. On-site registration will be available on race day for a fee of $25.00.

Join us for the 4th Annual Liz Padilla Memorial 5K on Sunday, October 4, 2009 at 10:00 AM at Bartel Pritchard Square, Prospect Park in Brooklyn.

FUNDRAISE FOR THE VLP: The individual who raises the most from pledges will win two round trip tickets to fly to any destination on JetBlue Airways.

About Liz

Elizabeth Kasulis Padilla, a graduate of Cornell Law School, joined the Volunteer Lawyers Project as a Pro Bono Coordinator/Staff Attorney in December 2004 with the goal of helping those less fortunate than herself. Liz approached each day with excitement, eagerly seeking opportunities to give back to her community, especially to those most in need of a helping hand.

In the early summer of 2005 Liz, a competitive runner, was planning a 5k Race to benefit the VLP as a unique way of joining two of her favorite activities. On Thursday, June 9th, 2005, Liz was tragically killed in a road accident when she was biking to work. Her absence continues to weigh heavily on those who knew and loved her, yet she continues to inspire us. This race is dedicated to honoring her legacy of kindness and generosity.

About The VLP

The Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project, Inc. (the “VLP”) is committed to the principle that the legal system must be accessible to everyone if it is to succeed. Since 1990, the VLP has been addressing the unmet legal needs of the poorest residents of Brooklyn. It remains the only free legal services program that operates boroughwide, offering pro bono representation to all Brooklyn residents, including those who are not eligible for or who cannot be served by staffed legal services organizations.

While uniquely rich in diversity, Brooklyn also has the largest indigent population in NYS, with over 600,000 people living in poverty. Consequently, problems such as elder fraud and abuse, family disputes, and crippling debt, prevalent in poor communities, are endemic in Brooklyn. The VLP volunteer lawyers, recruited from the private bar and trained and supported by VLP mentors, attack these problems through the legal system to help impoverished clients regain dignity and control over their lives.

Since its inception, the VLP has provided legal assistance to thousands of people who would not otherwise have had their rights protected or their voices heard.

Upcoming Race: Tunnel to Towers 5K

September 21, 2009

tunneltotowersSunday September 27 9:30 AM

Coffey Park
Red Hook, Brooklyn , NY

The race recreates the journey of Stephen Siller, an NYC firefighter who ran from his firehouse in Brooklyn through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to Manhattan to respond to the 9/11/01 terrorist attacks.

Siller died when the towers collapsed that day.(Source)

Run Course:
Starts at 9:30 AM Sharp in Brooklyn on the Gowanus approach to the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, go through the Tunnel, north onto West Street, left onto Liberty Street, to Battery Park Esplanade, right (east) on Warren Street, right (south) onto West Street and finishing at West & Vesey Streets.

Race registration

Fees: $40 through 9/23/09, $50 after 9/23/09 (no shirt guarantee)

Online Registration Closes: September 26, 2009 11:59 PM EST