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New York > Grete's Great Gallop Half Marathon
Manhattan, NY  •  Sunday, October 5, 2014  •  Course Map

Dedicated as an autumn celebration of all things Norweigian, the Grete's Great Gallop Half Marathon is part of a three-race event that takes runners on a loop course around the entire perimeter of New York City's Central Park, and also includes also includes a 1.7-mile Norway Run and a children's "Troll Stroll," open to kids ages 2 through 10.

As New Yorkers familiar with Central Park can attest, this is a hilly race, especially on the park's western side, and will offer runners of all abilities quite a challenging course.

From the starting line inside the park at East 70th Street near the Conservatory Pond, the course takes participants first toward the southern end of the park and then turns west and north, along hilly West Drive all the way to the park's northern end at West 110th Street. Then, the course makes the turn back toward the starting line, where runners begin the second loop in this double-loop race.

Race Weather & Climate

Located in the heart of Manhattan, Central Park weather conditions usually bring October temperatures that average between 47°F and 63°F, while rainfall totals average just over 3.8 inches for the month.

On the day of the race (Oct. 5), the average low is 51°F and the average high is 67°F.

Course Map

See the race route map for the Grete's Great Gallop Half Marathon

Starting Time

8:15 AM - 1.7-miler
9:00 AM - half marathon


See race website


To reserve your spot in the early fall 2014 running of Manhattan's Grete's Great Gallop Half Marathon or 1.7-mile race, register online at the event website.

Official Race Website


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