Join the Voices 5 Mile

Image from NYRR Facebook

Central Park, Manhattan
4 December 2011
46:48.37 Finish

I finally broke the curse of the five-mile race.  This was the fourth I registered for and the first I actually ran; I got sick before the other three races.  I must still be experiencing some extra fitness from marathon training, because I actually ran a lot faster than I expected to.

I really loved this course.  We started by Tavern on the Green (former), then headed south around the bottom of Central Park, up Cat Hill to the 102nd Street Transverse, down West Drive, with a finish on the 72nd Street Transverse.  It doesn’t hurt that I’ve run this same loop multiple times with Achilles, but leaving Harlem Hill out of the equation and the mostly downhill last mile was awesome.

Image from NYRR Facebook

This race was a fundraiser for Voices Against Brain Cancer, in honor of the late NYRR president Fred Lebow (1932-1994) and all others who have fought brain cancer and brain tumors.


Post-race awards at the bandshell.  That’s Tony Danza in the blue shirt to the right of the blue wall.

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