Race Report: Run as One 4M & Japan Run 4M

Spring has sprung and it was beautiful on Sunday, April 24th in Central Park! Over 8000 runners participated in Run as One to raise awareness of lung cancer: the leading cancer kill in both men and women in the U.S. and the most common cancer worldwide.¹


Unfortunately, BABYMETAL was not part of Japan Day.

But it was rainy Sunday, May 8 during the four mile Japan Run. The race was the opening event for the 10th annual Japan Day @ Central Park festival which celebrates the Japanese community in New York and the cultural connections between Japan and the United States.


Congrats to Nigel McGregor, Monica Merlis, Reed Edwards, Sunny Kasabwala, Nick Collins, John Bedard, Wei Wang, Katie Petereson, and Anya Javadi for repping #CHRCWomen and #CHRCMen during these races! Here are the Top 5 in 2016:

#CHRCWomen 4 miles

# Time Date Event CHRC Runner
1 0:29:20 4/24/2016 Run as One 4M Monica Merlis
2 0:31:12 1/9/2016 City Parks Foundation Run for the Parks Jess Setless
3 0:33:10 1/9/2016 Al Gordon 4M Rachael Wyant
4 0:33:32 3/26/2016 Al Gordon 4M Laura Zukaite
5 0:33:46 1/9/2016 City Parks Foundation Run for the Parks Wei Wang

#CHRCMen 4 miles

# Time Date Event CHRC Runner
1 0:27:36 2/7/2016 Gridiron 4M Robert Lynn
2 0:28:08 2/21/2016 Al Gordon 4M Nigel McGregor
3 0:29:59 4/10/2016 City Parks Foundation Run for the Parks Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste
4 0:30:23 4/24/2016 Run as One 4M Reed Edwards *PR*
5 0:30:34 2/21/2016 Al Gordon 4M Nathon Turner

Honorable mentions:

  • David Johnson, a Masters runner, finished with a PR at the NYCRUNS Central Park 10k!
  • Tim Crossley finished the Providence Marathon!
  • Stephanie Butikis finished the Novo Nordisk New Jersey Marathon with a Boston Qualifying time!


Spring Summer ahead by registering for the NYRR club-only Team Championship 5M for both women and men. (And while you’re at it, sign up for the June club points races: NYRR Retro Run 4M and the Front Runner NY LGBT Pride 5M).

If you’re running the Airbnb Brooklyn Half, be on the look out for an email with details about the pre-race party!