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Celebrate traditional and contemporary Japanese culture at this four-mile race in Central Park. The race and accompanying Rising New York Road Runners event are part of Japan Day @ Central Park, which starts immediately after the Japan Run and features a variety of Japanese food, activities, and stage performances over … MORE
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    RunnerGirlKT FIRST-TIMER '17

    I had no races on my May calendar this year, so I decided to run the Japan Run. NYRR allows day of packet pickup for this race, as well as … MORE

    I had no races on my May calendar this year, so I decided to run the Japan Run. NYRR allows day of packet pickup for this race, as well as pickup from the Sunday prior through the day before at their Run Hub on the west side.

    The blessing of this race is that you do not have to run up Harlem Hill, which makes Cat Hill much more manageable. This year, we got super lucky on the weather which was gorgeous.

    The course features about 3 water stations over the 4 miles and the finish had cups of water, apples, and various types of bagels. Since the run is in Central Park, it’s hilly, but being only 4 miles the hills really aren’t so bad.

    The race takes place on Japan Day, so if you want to stick around afterwards there are various things to check out, music, and food tents that open about 11:30. There is also a kid’s run making the day a possible family event.

    The race usually sells out, so don’t wait until the last minute to register and is part of NYRR’s 9+1.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
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    4
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    3

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