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X-C Summer Series 2013


Alternate Thursdays at 7 pm:

  • May 23 (Th)
  • June 6 (Th)
  • June 20 (Th)
  • July 4 (Th) 2-person x 2 Mile Relay
  • July 18 (Th)
  • August 1 (Th)
  • August 15 (Th)

 Race day registration is $7.
Register NOW and save a couple of bucks.

Pies to overall male and female winners each race!

  • Carrot cake muffins to top 3 in all 10 years age groups, plus <15 and 15-19, each race!
  • Exciting raffle prizes and free race entries!


  • Registration and number pick-up 5:45-6:45pm at the Tortoise & The Hare statue (opposite Gleeson's Sports Bar & Grill, 6115 Broadway).
  • Races start at 7pm on the Parade Ground ("the flats") just north of registration, and proceed onto the historic cross country course.
  • Races are 5k going over the back hills, except the 2-person relay (2 miles each).
  • All races are held rain or shine, but violent thunderstorms can sometimes cause minor delays.
  • We are using tear-off strips attached to your bib for scoring, so do not remove it from your bib prior to the race. You will turn this in after crossing the finish line.
  • Public transportation: #1 subway to 242nd Street (last stop) and walk 400m north along Broadway.
  • Driving: On-street parking is hit-or-miss. Sometimes you get lucky, usually you don't. Get here as early as possible and be prepared to park several blocks away from the start area. The long-term meters near the subway are a good option.


  • Series Points System

    • 1st Overall (M & F): 6 pts
    • 1st age group: 4 pts
    • 2nd age group: 3
    • 3rd age group: 2
    • finish race: 1
    • finish all 6 races (relay doesn't count): 5-point bonus


  • Tie breaker - based on age-graded performance of last race of each person using the calculator under the Races & Group Runs tab above.


Race Director, James' email:


2010 Results: RESULTS

2011 Results: RESULTS

2012 Results: RESULTS


2013 Results:

Race #1 - 5/23/13

Race #2 - 6/6/13

Race #3 - 6/20/13

Race #4 - 7/4/13 - Relay

Mahopac to the Bronx Challenge - 7/4/13

Race #5 - 7/18/13

Race #6 - 8/1/13 

Race #7 - 8/15/13




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Comment by John Martinez on June 7, 2013 at 4:28pm

just want to say thanks to all the volunteers and coordinators of the 5k summers series. It was my first day back at van cortlandt pk. yesterday and as always I had a great time. 

Comment by Carolyn Hehir on May 10, 2013 at 11:08am

how does the relay exchange work?  baton?  high fives?

Comment by Bobby Asher on March 18, 2013 at 12:57pm

Who were the top 3 for the series for 2012 anyway?

Comment by Linda J. Norton on August 27, 2012 at 10:22am

I saw and read the article by Bobby Asher.  Congrats on breaking the Summer Series record!


Comment by Catherine on April 17, 2012 at 10:15am

Hi. Where is the form to sign up for the summer races? Last year there was a pdf on the site to sign up in advance. Thanks!  Cathy Schwarz-Sapeta

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