Join Team Boomer for the ninth-annual Run to Breathe and help them win the fight against cystic fibrosis, a genetic disease that attacks the lungs. Team Boomer works to encourage people with cystic fibrosis to live active, healthy lifestyles, and welcomes any athlete to join the team to raise funds and awareness for the cause.
In 1993, former NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason learned that his son Gunnar was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF). Never ones to back down from a fight, he and his wife Cheryl founded the Boomer Esiason Foundation (BEF) and decided right then and there to fight to find a cure for CF. Boomer’s Cystic Fibrosis Run to Breathe (4M) brought to you by UnitedHealthcare helps support BEF’s fundraising and awareness efforts.
One dollar from each race entry will benefit the Boomer Esiason Foundation. Runners can also make an additional donation during registration or by visiting the Boomer Esiason Foundation web site. Registered runners can also support the Boomer Esiason Foundation by joining Team Boomer. Check back soon for more details on how to sign up. As a member of Team Boomer, you will receive benefits such as an official Team Boomer uniform and a personalized fundraising page.
Event hashtag: #RuntoBreathe—use it in your tweets, Instagrams, and Facebook posts!
Live unofficial results are available during the race at liveresults.nyrr.org 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 because the system works great on mobile devices, you can get unofficial results right after the race!
The course is the four-mile Central Park "inner loop."
Mile 1: Start on East Drive near East 68th Street and run north, ascending Cat Hill.
Mile 2: Continue north and and pass Engineers' Gate (East 90th Street). Turn left onto the 102nd Street Cross Drive.
Mile 3: Turn left onto West Drive and run south through a series of three rolling hills as you pass the Reservoir on your left.
Mile 4: Enjoy a downhill, then a flat section. Turn left onto the 72nd Street Transverse and finish just west of Bethesda Terrace.
|Category||Oct. 9–24||Oct. 25– |
|NYRR Specialty Member*||$10||$15|
|NYRR Member Plus||$18||$23|
|NYRR Miler/NYRR 5K Member||$18||$23|
|NYRR 10K Member||$0||$0|
|NYRR Friend (non-member)||$33||$37|
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:
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. T-shirt sizes are subject to availability; please note that T-shirts may not be available at race-day pickup.
On race day, numbers will be available from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at Race-Day Central, located at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park.
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). This policy is in effect only for our weekly races, and not for the TCS New York City Marathon.
Bag check, located at the northern end of Center Road, will be open from 7:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Don't miss the race-day festival, which will run from 7:30 to 11:00 a.m., and will include music, an awards ceremony, and a prize drawing held by Team Boomer at 10:30 a.m.
Awards will be available to the top three men and women overall, as well as in age and gender groups as explained in this article. A list of all award winners will be posted in the results for each race.
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.