Thu May 21 - Thu August 13 Bronx, NY 10471 US Directions
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Van Cortlandt Park, Tortoise and Hare Statue, across from Lloyd's Carrot Cakes,
6087 Broadway
Bronx, NY US 10471

Every other Thursday throughout the summer for more than 20 years, Van Cortlandt Track Club organizes 7 cross-country races: six 5k and one 2 x 2M relay run on the infamous, historic and hilly cross-country course in Van Cortlandt Park. Grass roots running at its best, with carrot cake awards from our faithful sponsor, Lloyd's Carrot Cake to overall winners, carrot cake muffins to age-group winners, and trophy awards for end-of-series Overall Champions in both Open and Masters categories.

*****As most know, all large gatherings have been cancelled until the end of June, which sadly included the first races of our Summer Series (May 21, June 4th and June 18th). We had hoped to be able to be able to hold the remaining races of the series, beginning with 2x2 relay on July 2, and including the 3 remaining 5K races in July and August. Most unfortunately, because we cannot guarantee that these races can be held safely while the risks associated with group events during the corona virus pandemic remain high,  we have decided to cancel the full series.  

During this crisis we are so fortunate to be runners and can avail ourselves of outdoor trails (and even the Van Cortlandt cross country course) and still maintain social distancing. Please visit our park and enjoy running our trails, safely. We look forward to seeing you all  next summer for our Summer Series 2021. 

Regarding races for which you are registered that have been cancelled,  WITH YOUR PERMISSION, we will donate race fees to the Van Cortlandt Park Alliance who help maintain the outdoor spaces we love. Please let us know,  if you prefer a refund  by sending an email to  and we will process it as quickly as possible.


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