One of Brooklyn’s most popular races, this spectacular 5-miler is the perfect way to kick off your holiday season! The early start time guarantees you’ll make it home for turkey. Walkers are welcome, but due to liability reasons we cannot allow strollers or pets.
We will be offering Charity Bibs as part of the PPTC Grants Program; see more details about the race on our race page! If you are a PPTC member and would like to volunteer for the race, please look for the info in our Google Group.
Join us as we continue our cross country series with the NYRR Harry Murphy Cross Country. Born in Brooklyn, Harry Murphy (1914-1993) was a founding member of NYRR in 1958 and co-founded the Prospect Park Track Club (PPTC) in 1970. A sign maker by trade, Murphy painted countless signs for NYRR events, earning the nickname "The Brush."
As a runner, coach, and mentor, Murphy is remembered by PPTC members for his innovative workouts and for helping many to develop a love for running. Celebrate his legacy on the trails of Van Cortlandt Park, or cheer on the runners with signs that would make Harry Murphy proud!
We’ll be organizing a group brunch at Tortoise & Hare after the race! We have tentative reservations for 12:30pm. Please respond to the Facebook poll or reach out to Holly Chase directly if you’ll be sticking around for the brunch.