Still Want to Walk Your Own 5K?

While we are officially Racing #TogetherApart, we have heard your desire for an actual physical walk and come up with some suggested routes you can follow on your own when the mood strikes! These are not official Race for the Cure routes, they are simply intended as example 5K routes in various publicly accessible locations around New York.

Please remember that while visiting any park, it should be for solitary recreation. Maintain a distance of 6 feet from others and where crowds are forming, choose a different area. Please follow all state and local COVID-19 guidelines and check park information before visiting. Remember to please wear a face covering when you cannot maintain social distance.

Central Park 5K

Upper East & Reservoir

  • Begin at E. 72nd Street and 5th Avenue
  • Run north to 85th Street
  • Enter Central Park
  • Cross over East Dr. and the Bridle Path to the Shuman Running Track
  • Following the running path counterclockwise around the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir
  • Head south on East Drive
  • Head east when East Drive meets Terrace Rd.
  • Exit the park at E 72nd Street

MapMyRun Route
Getting There: Google Maps
Subway: 6 to 68th Street, Q to 72nd Street

Central Park 5K

Lower Loop

  • Begin at W. 59th Street/CPS and 7th
  • Run east on Center Drive, following the main loop path counter clockwise
  • Head west on the running path north of the Great Lawn Softball Fields
  • Run south on West Drive
  • Exit Central Park at W. 59th Street

MapMyRun Route
Getting There: Google Maps
Subway: NQRW to 57th Street, ACBD to Columbus Circle, 1 to 59th Street/Columbus Circle

Lower Manhattan 5K

Battery Park Waterfront

  • Begin at Pier 25
  • Run around Pier 25, then head south along the waterfront
  • Run south on the running path onto the Battery Park City Esplanade
  • Run south past Rockefeller Park
  • Follow the Esplanade waterfront path around the Marina at Brookfield Place
  • Run south around Wagner Park
  • Turn North onto Hudson River Greenway
  • Run north back to Pier 26

MapMyRun Route
Getting There: Google Maps
Subway: ACE to Canal, 1 to Franklin

Rockland County 5K

Rockland Park

  • Follow the running path all the way around Rockland Lake

MapMyRun Route
Getting There: Google Maps (Several parking lots available around lake.)
Park Information: Rockland Park is currently open as of 8/11. There is a $10 vehicle fee on weekends from 8a - 6p. For more information, visit the NY State Park website.
* Please note that these are nature trails. Be sure to watch your footing and know your route in advance in case you don’t have proper cell service.

Westchester 5K

Rockefeller State Park Preserve

  • Starting at the Visitor’s Center, take the Overlook Trail around Swan Lake
  • Run south along Overlook Trail, following the path for 1.8 miles until it meets Sleepy Hollow Trail.
  • Run along Sleepy Hollow Trail until it meets Overlook trail again, and follow until you return to your starting point.

MapMyRun Route
Getting There: Google Maps
Park Information: Rockland Park is currently open as of 8/11, reduced to a 50% capacity. There is a $6 vehicle fee on weekends from 8a - 6p. For more information, visit the NY State Park website.
* Please note that these are nature trails. Be sure to watch your footing and know your route in advance in case you don’t have proper cell service.

Long Island 5K

Eisenhower Park

  • Park at Parking Lot #5
  • Safely cross the street and run north on Park Blvd, staying on the running path adjacent to the road
  • Follow the curve of Park Blvd, turning south on the running path before you reach Merrick Avenue.
  • Follow the path along the west side of the 9/11 Memorial
  • Following the path east, running south of Parking Lot #6, around the soccer and football fields
  • Run south, looping around the Rink, softball fields, and Field 1
  • Follow the loop north and return to your starting point

MapMyRun Route
Getting There: Google Maps
Park Information: Eisenhower Park is currently open as of 8/11. For more information, please visit the Nassau County Park page.