Dash to the Finish Line with TEAM UN - Register with NYRR

Monday, 26 August 2019

28 August 2019, New York

Join us for the annual New York Road Runner (NYRR) Dash to the Finish Line race on 2 November and run from the United Nations Headquarters to the NYC marathon finish line in Central Park.

This year Team UN will run for Climate Action: A Race We Can. Climate change is now affecting every country on every continent and is disrupting national economies, affecting lives, costing people, communities and countries dearly today and even more tomorrow. Raise awareness at this year’s Dash to the Finish Line.  

Not a runner? Walking to the finish line is just as fun. Invite your colleagues, family, and friends - all are welcome.

Last year, a total of 10,859 runners braved a cold Saturday morning and dashed through Midtown Manhattan at the Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K race. Of those runners, 400 UN staff, interns, ambassadors and delegates participated in the race, promoting the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Carmen Palacios, International Civil Service Commission, has run several races with Team UN over the years. “It is special to run with Team UN because we help promote a positive image of the UN, we put theory into practice,” she said.  “Team UN is a group of positive people united through our favorite sport - running. This race was different from others because the UN is going through a reform that needs each UN staff to be involved. I try to do my part inside and outside our Organization. I invite all UN staff to join Team UN.”

Come help us raise awareness about climate action at the legendary 5K race and help make this world a better place for everyone. The UN Race is near capacity and selling out much faster than in previous years. Register today! ​

WHEN: Saturday, 2 November at 8:45 am*
* We will get together at 8:00 am and take group photos. The 2019 USATF 5K Championships featuring Team USA Olympians and national record-holders will start at 8:30 am at the same location, 15 minutes prior to the start of the Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K.

WHERE: In front of UNHQ Visitors’ Gate (46th Street and 1st Avenue)

Step 1 (NOW):

Sign up for the NYRR Dash to the Finish Line 5K (Choose “unattached” as Team Affiliation)

First time runner? Register with NYRR here.

Need help signing up? Email help@nyrr.org or call +1 (855-569-6977)
Step 2 (in SEPTEMBER): Sign-up with us to receive your Team UN T-shirt (NYRR registration confirmation required)
Step 3 (in OCTOBER): Pick up your Team UN T-shirt and get running! (Please note that Team UN T-shirts will be distributed on a first come-first serve basis and your preferred size can’t be guaranteed.)