The Ted Corbitt 50K

Mon January 16 - Tue January 31 Brooklyn, NY 11238 US Directions


Prospect Park - Grand Army Plaza entrance
Brooklyn, NY US 11238


In keeping with the tradition of honoring the life and legacy of the father of American long-distance running, Theodore 'Ted' Corbitt, Black Men Run NYC/The NYC Way will continue to honor Ted Corbitt's birthday with our yearly 50k.

Price includes medals, t-shirt, and participation.  Race medals and shirts will be received after all finishers in person and virtual have submitted/uploaded their completion of the 50k and shipped within 2-3 weeks. 

To recap: To mark the birth anniversary of Ted Corbitt (Sunday, Jan. 31), we embarked on an ultra-marathon to 'Ted Corbitt Way' in the Bronx - the 50K being the most appropriate distance since this was known to be a regular training run for him during his lifetime. As we move into 2023, We will continue the annual tradition on January 29th which will be open to the public with an option to earn a medal! 

It's our ongoing tradition to aid in the preservation of the legacy of another Black man, especially in run history. We hope that you will join in and support us. 

Option to run 50k can be run in any or consecutive days between January 15th to January 31st

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50K race route (for 1/29/23)

Route may change due to inclement weather.                                                                       

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

2023 Ted Corbitt 50k commemorative shirt

Want to learn more about Ted Corbitt???

Visit to learn more about the legacy and father of distance running Ted Corbitt. This site is very informative and managed by his son Gary Corbitt and is updated with new facts daily. 


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