Urban Environmental Challenge 10k and 5k

Sat April 1, 2023 Bronx, NY 10471 US Directions



10:00AM EDT - 2:00PM EDT
Open to ages 14 - 99.


10:00AM EDT - 2:00PM EDT

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


All jokes aside, registration is open!

Rain or shine!

Saturday April 1st, 10:00 a.m. start time. 

The Urban Environmental Challenge is the first true trail race in the five boroughs!

Prepare for a rugged, technical trail race in historic Van Cortlandt Park in the heart of the Bronx.

Choose Your Distance: A 10k or 5k option is available for runners. Walkers are welcome at the 5K distance.'

While the COVID-19 vaccination is not required at this time, we ask that all participants  remain at home if they are not feeling well. Requirements and restrictions are subject to changes, as the situation is evolving. However, the health and safety of all participants will remain our overriding consideration in any decisions. 

 $35 pre-registration, $40 race day. Race day registration 8:30-9:30 only. 
Special price for 5k runners under 18 and 10k runners 14-18 (10k minimum age is 14)  Life-time VCTC members, please email uec@vctc.org or vctconline@gmail.com for the discount code. A portion of your race fees goes to support the Van Cortlandt Park Alliance for trail maintenance and youth programs.

All registered participants will receive a race souvenir. 

Prizes: Male and female 10k winners will receive a delicious cake from our sponsor, the famous Lloyd's Carrot Cake. Second and third place 10K runners and age group winners (5k and 10k) will receive Lloyd's Carrot Cake muffins.

Public transportation:  Take the 1 Train to the end of the line at 242nd street, and walk 500 yards.  Please check online 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 schedule here: https://new.mta.info/schedules 

Make sure you are checking the Saturday schedules.
From Marble Hill, which stops at 225 Street, it is about a 1.5 mile jog to start of race, or take the number 1Train to the end of the line at 242nd street, Van Cortlandt.  
Drivers:   Free Parking is available at the Van Cortlandt Golf Clubhouse and all along Broadway.

For further race information, please contact Rhashida Hilliard, Race Director uec@vctc.org or vctconline@gmail.com. 

Thanks to our sponsors 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. 

Information is subject to change at the discretion of the organizers. 

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