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5
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With title sponsor New Balance back this year, the New Balance 5th Avenue Mile opens a beautiful 20-block stretch of 5th Avenue to runners of all ages and abilities who want to run their best mile in New York City. Special races include a youth mile, the George Sheehan Memorial … MORE
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    RunnerGirlKT FIRST-TIMER '18

    I had never run a 1 mile race before and have to say that it was a ton of fun. As NYRR races always are, the race production was first … MORE

    I had never run a 1 mile race before and have to say that it was a ton of fun. As NYRR races always are, the race production was first rate, post race food was assorted bagels (including cinnamon raisin!) and apples (Jonagold, not boring McIntosh!).

    It was super fun to run down 5th Ave. and the course itself was easy. The first .25 is a slight downhill, then a slight uphill, then it’s flat. I didn’t even feel the uphill, though commentators for the elite wave were saying that your legs feel it. Go figure. Every .25 was marked with a large sign that had the time on it and the race is designed where you go by age group and gender so the course isn’t congested and the time on the markers is yours.

    My only complaint is that, this year, there were no shirts. Instead, they gave this weird trucker-baseball cap hybrid that I gave to a friend because I wouldn’t use it.

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    SCENERY
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    M_Sohaskey Sep 10, 2018 at 12:57am

    Woo-HOO, great job Katy! I'd say you hit your goal and then some. 😁 And now I'm eager to try a mile race of my own, since this does sound… MORE

    Woo-HOO, great job Katy! I'd say you hit your goal and then some. 😁 And now I'm eager to try a mile race of my own, since this does sound like a blast — and best of all, no limping for a day or more afterwards! LESS

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