Urban Environmental Challenge 10k and 5k and children's race

Sun April 5, 2020 Bronx, NY 10471 US Directions

10 K

10:00AM EDT - 2:00PM EDT


10:00AM EDT - 2:00PM EDT
Urban Environmental Challenge 2020 Cancelled

Van Cortlandt Track Club has decided to cancel the Urban Environmental Challenge because of the COVID-19 outbreakl.  We will do our best to hold the race on another date.
Refunds are possible. Please see the options below. We are happy to keep your sign up in the bank for a later race, just drop the race director a line at urbanenvironmentalchallenge@gmail.com

The Van Cortlandt Summer Series is slated to begin Thursday, 21 May at 7:00 p.m.  
Join us! https://runsignup.com/Race/NY/Bronx/VCTCXCSummerSeries

And most importantly, please do what you can to stay healthy and help others to do the same.  
Happy trails and stay safe.

Here Are Your Options:

We deeply appreciate your understanding. 
If you wish to make this a donation to the club, please drop the race director a line so we can send the receipt for your tax deduction: urbanenvironmentalchallenge@gmail.com. 

We understand. We hope you can join us for our next race, or the Summer Series, which starts in May.

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at https://vctc.org/urban-environmental-challenge/.

Van Cortlandt Park, Tortoise and Hare Statue
251st and Broadway, across from Lloyd's Carrot Cake, 6087 Broadway
Bronx, NY US 10471

Sunday April 5,  10:00 a.m. start time
Prepare for a rugged, technical trail race in historic Van Cortlandt Park in the heart of the Bronx.
We have added a 5k option, which will be just the first loop of the race and then back to the start at the Tortoise and the Hare.
In the case of bad weather, the race goes on!   $22 pre-registration, $30 race day.
Special discounts for runners aged 14 to 18.  Please write Race Director.
Race swag to first 400 registered runners.
Age group Awards: 10K winners take home delicious Lloyd's carrot cakes; second place finishers receive muffins.
5k winners receive muffins.
Raffle follows race with prizes from local businesses!
Your race fees go to support Van Cortlandt Park's trail maintenance and youth programs. 

Children's race takes place at 11:00 - Older runners will do a half-mile, younger folks will compete in shorter distances.
Public transportation:  Take the 1 Train to the end of the line and walk 500 yards.  Please check on line for subway updates.  Runners can take Metro North Hudson Line to Marble Hill from 125th Street, or Grand Central Station, or anywhere along the Hudson line.  Check Metro North train times here: http://as0.mta.info/mnr/stations/station_detail.cfm?key=8

make sure the time is for Saturday schedule.
From Marble Hill, which stops at 225 Street, it is about a 1.5 mile jog to start of race, or take the 1Train to the end of the line at Van Cortlandt.  
Drivers:   Free Parking is available at the Van Cortlandt Golf Clubhouse and all along Broadway.

For further information, please contact Kate Donovan, race director, at {urbanenvironmentalchallenge@gmail.com}

Thanks to our sponsors and supporters, including LLOYD'S CARROT CAKE,  Hunte Law Group, The Northstar Group, Inc.; Yo-Burger, Riverdale; Garden Gourmet; Westchester Road Runners; Bronx Ale House; Kingsbridge Social Club. 

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