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Best Spring and Summer Races in New York

We all know the feeling of wanting our best “beach bodies” ready for the summer. But, what about those of us that want to be fit all year round? We, at The Royalton New York know just how important a race can be in motivating you to achieving your next goal. Whether it’s running, cycling, walking or swimming, we have NYC’s next big race for you this spring and summer.

TD Five Boro Bike Tour

Distance: 40 Miles
Date: May 5, 2019 at 7:30am
Start: Franklin Street and Church Street

The first biking option on our list, this tour, as it should be called, is a great opportunity to see all the five boroughs of New York, car free! Don’t have a bike? They can easily organize rentals, so you can still take part. You can even tow your 3-9 year old, or get the kids to see New York by cycling alongside them (10-17 year old only).

Popular Brooklyn Half

Distance: 13.1 Miles (Half marathon)
Date: May 18, 2019 at 7:00am
Start: Near the Brooklyn Museum

Proud owners of the title “the biggest half marathon in America” this 13.1-mile feat is sure to give you bragging rights among your friends. It is part of NYRR's Five-Borough Series, in case you’re interested in running in the other four boroughs of New York. Although, after running across Brooklyn Bridge, maybe you’ll have seen all you want to see.

Italy Run by Nutella Cafe

Distance: 5 miles
Date: June 2, 2019 at 8:00am
Start: Central Park

Any race supported by the Nutella Cafe is worth running. Although the cafe has only been in NYC since November 14, 2018, they have wasted no time in creating an event to give people the excuse to eat more of their Nutella treats. Featuring both a kids race and an adults race, the cafe has Nutella goodies awaiting at the end of both races.

TCS New York City Marathon Training Series

Distance: 10 miles
Date: July 20, 2019 at 7:00am
Start: Central Park

If you’re in training for its bigger 42km-counterpart, the TCS New York City Marathon Training Series is a great place to start. Open to everyone, not just the marathon entrants, this is a great opportunity to get a timed 10-mile PB. If you didn’t get into the marathon this year, then, this race offers credits for next year’s entrance.

NYC Triathlon

Distance: 1.5k swim, 40k bike and 10k run
Date: July 21, 2019 at 5:50am
Start: 99th Street & Hudson River

Have you ever wanted making waves in the Hudson River, blasting up the West Side Highway, or racing around Central Park? Then, this is for you! An international distance event, this triathlon is the perfect opportunity to test your time against the olympians.

After racing around New York, you will require The Royal Treatment at the Royalton New York for some pampering. We have everything you could desire to help you recuperate and get back on your feet.