A real trail race in New York City!
Join the Van Cortlandt Track Club on Saturday April 1 at 10am (this is not a joke!) at the Tortoise and Hare statue in historic Van Cortlandt Park for the annual Urban Environmental Challenge, a rugged, technical trail race in the heart of the Bronx. Please note that proof of vaccination IS NOT required to participate as a runner, walker or volunteer. However, we ask that people stay at home if they are not feeling well.
The 10k course is 2 loops on the technical trails of the park. The 5k is the first loop of the race and then back to the start at the Tortoise and the Hare. Runners are welcome at either distance; walkers are welcome at the 5k.
- Saturday, April 1, 2023, 10:00 a.m. start time
- In the case of bad weather, the race goes on!
- $35 pre-registration, $40 race day.
- Special discounts for runners aged 14 to 18.
- All registered participants will receive a race souvenir.
- Overall male and female 10k winners will receive a delicious carrot cake from our sponsor, the famous Lloyd’s Carrot Cake
- Second and third place 10k finishers and age group winners (10k and 5k) will receive Lloyd’s Carrot Cake muffins.
- A portion of your race fees go to support the Van Cortlandt Park Alliance for trail maintenance and youth programs.
- Public transportation: Take the 1 Train to the end of the line and walk 500 yards. Please check on line for subway updates. Runners can take Metro North Hudson Line to Marble Hill from 125th Street, or Grand Central Station, or anywhere along the line. Check train times here (make sure the time is for Sunday schedule)
- From Marble Hill, it is about a 1.5 mile jog to start of race, or take the 1 Train to the end of the line at Van Cortlandt.
- Drivers: Free Parking is available at the Van Cortlandt Golf Clubhouse and all along Broadway.
For further information, please contact Rhashida Hilliard, race director, at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to our past and current sponsors and supporters, including Lloyd’s Carrot Cake; Hunte Law Group; Garden Gourmet; Westchester Road Runners; Bronx Ale House; Yo-Burger; Kingsbridge Social Club.
- 2022 10k: Overall results — Age group results
- 2022 5k: Overall results — Age group results
- 2019 10k: Overall results — Age group results
- 2019 6k: Overall results — Age group results
- 2018: Overall results — Age group results
- 2017: Overall results — Age group results — Photos
- 2016: Overall results — Age group results
- 2015: Overall results — Age group results