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The Japan Run is a 4-mile New York Road Runners' road race with about 5,000 participants, kicking off Japan Day @ Central Park. It is followed by the kids' race, and an award ceremony with raffle drawings for the runners.

 

DETE&TIME

SUNDAY, MAY 8TH 2016

4-MILE RUN 8:00AM

KIDS' RACES 9:30AM

START

ON EAST DRIVE 

NEAR 68TH STREET

REGISTRATION

NYRR WEBSITE

Over 4,000 brave runners, despite the rainy weather, crossed the finish line of the 10th Annual Japan Run!


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COURSE

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 pass Engineers' Gate (East 90th Street). Turn left onto the 102nd Street Transverse.

Mile 3: Turn left on 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.