NYRR Henry Isola Cross Country 4M – New York, NY
Kick off cross country season in Van Cortlandt Park with this popular race that’s been on our calendar for decades.
Please note: NYRR cross country races do not count toward the 9+1 program. Please also note that the start time for this race is now 9:00 a.m.
Why Race with New York Road Runners?
A portion of this event’s proceeds supports NYRR’s mission to help and inspire people through running, and benefits NYRR’s youth and community programs.
Detailed Route Info
Mile 1: Start on “The Flats” and head south along the cinder path. Turn left/east and pass the Van Cortlandt Mansion on the right, then turn left/north toward the Cow Path entrance. Enter the woods and run on a well-groomed trail that ascends as you continue north, and then make a sharp left uphill turn when you see the race marshal at the Tortoise and Hare arrow pole.
Mile 2: Continue uphill with several switchbacks to the top of Cemetery Hill. Watch your footing; there are railroad ties every few yards to help maintain the trail. Descend Cemetery Hill, again watching your footing. As the trail approaches the Henry Hudson Parkway, DO NOT continue straight to cross the bridge toward the Back Hills. Instead, turn left, heading back toward The Flats. When you reach the Flats, stay to the right on the cinder path.
Miles 3 and 4: Continue along the cinder path on The Flats and complete another full lap. You will finish a few hundred meters south of the start line, along the cinder path parallel to Broadway.