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Harry Murphy Cross Country (5K) + Brunch

  • Van Cortlandt Park (map)

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.


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