VCTC 2020 Race Calendar
Saturday, June 13, 2020 – virtual
Van Cortland TC Flats Mile and Kids 800 meter
Register here: https://runsignup.com/Race/NY/Bronx/FlatsMile
Held hopefully in the physical sense on Saturday, June, 13 2020, we are providing a festive atmosphere for the start of Summer with fun for the whole family! HOWEVER, IN LIGHT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND CHANGES IN THE PERMITTING OF GROUP EVENTS, WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF STRUCTURING A VIRTUAL VERSION OF OUR EVENT 🙂
Race Director: Bobby Asher.
Van Cortlandt TC Summer Series: CANCELLED
Thursdays, May 21* – June 4* – June 18* –July 2 (2×2 relay) – July 16* – July 30* – August 13*
****As most know, all large gatherings are cancelled until the end of June, which sadly included the first races of our Summer Series, scheduled for May 21, June 4th and June 18th. We had hoped to be able to hold the remaining races of the series beginning with the 2×2 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 on 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 unused 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 VCTConline@gmail.com and we will process it as quickly as possible.
Summer 2021 (Details to come)
Run the historic 5 K cross country course for carrot cake and muffin prizes. The race on July 2 is a two-person relay, with two-mile legs over Cemetery Hill.
Pricing – Each 5k race is $8 in advance or $10 day of race. Due to the cancellation of the first 3 Summer Series races, the full series discount packet (6 races) will no longer be offered. The 2×2 relay on July 2 is $20 per team in advance or $25 per team day of race.
All race registrations are held at the Tortoise and the Hare on Broadway in front of Lloyd’s Carrot Cake at 6087 Broadway, Bronx, NY 10471. Take the subway to the end of the 1 train at 242nd Street and walk 500 yards.
Race Directors: Stephany Evans, Jean-Marie Andrews
Saturday, February 15, 2020
Van Cortlandt TC Tough Love Valentine’s 2×2 Relay
For the love of running in all seasons, get a partner and take on the Tough Love race in Van Cortlandt Park, over the 2-mile Cemetery Hill route. As in love, in case of extreme weather, the event may be canceled.
Race director: Kate Donovan
Sunday, April 5, 2020 (CANCELLED FOR 2020)
Prepare for a rugged, technical off trail race in historic Van Cortlandt Park in the heart of the Bronx. There is also 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 inclement weather, the race goes on! Student discount. Race director Kate Donovan.
VCTC 2018 Race Calendar
Wednesday, 6 June 2018
Van Cortlandt TC Flats Mile and Kids 800 meter
In honor of Global Running Day run a hard, fast, flat mile around the Parade Grounds of Van Cortlandt Park. Race Director: Bobby Asher.
Thursdays, May 24 – June 7/21 – July 5/19 – August 2/16
Van Cortlandt TC Summer Series
Run the historic 5 K cross country course for carrot cake prizes. Relay race on 5 July. Special pricing to run all 7 races. The race on July 5 is a two-person relay, with two-mile legs over cemetery hill.
All race registrations are held at the Tortoise and the Hare on Broadway in front of Lloyd’s Carrot Cake at 6087 Broadway, Bronx, NY 10471. Take the subway to the end of the 1 train at 242nd Street and walk 500 yards. Race Director: Bobby Asher.
Free parking is available at the Van Cortlandt Golf House parking lot – a short walk from the Tortoise and Hare.
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Van Cortlandt TC Tough Love Valentine’s 2×2 Relay
For the love of running in all seasons, get a partner and be a pioneer at the First Annual Tough Love race in Van Cortlandt Park, over the 2-mile Cemetery Hill route. As in love, in case of extreme weather, the event may be canceled. Race director Carolyn Hehir [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sunday, April 8, 2018, 10:00 am
Urban Environmental Challenge 10K trail race and Kids’ Race
Prepare for a rugged, technical off trail race in historic Van Cortlandt Park in the heart of the Bronx. In the case of inclement weather, the race goes on! Student discount. Race director: Kate Donovan.
Sunday April 22 2018, 11:00 AM
9th Annual Healthy Minds/Healthy Bodies 5K Run/Walk
Run or walk to raise awareness and support mental health! All proceeds of the 5K go to Mosaic Mental Health, whose mission is to serve families and individuals from all walks of life, to improve the lives of those with mental health difficulties, substance dependency, and other isolating conditions, and to improve the quality of life in all the communities we serve.
Registration begins at 9 am, run/walk starts at 11 am.
Refreshments and commemorative t-shirts provided for all run/walk participants.
Meet us at Van Cortlandt Park’s Tortoise & Hare Statue, Broadway & 246 St., Bronx, NY (just north of the # 1 subway’s uptown terminus).
A message from MosaicMH Executive Director Donna Demetri Friedman:
“On a daily basis, Mosaic Mental Health builds on a legacy of more than half a century of vital, affordable health care that makes a profound difference in thousands of lives. Whether you run, walk, cheer, or donate in support of the 5K, we welcome your participation in an enjoyable, uplifting event that’s a highlight of the spring. Thank you!”