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      December 31, 2006


      Central Park
      New York, New York 10019

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      New Year's Eve Midnight Run

      Starting off a New Year with a hangover is no fun at all. Starting it with a costume parade and a dance party, fireworks, and a run in Central Park? You'll wake up the next morning a full 4 miles ahead on your New Year's resolutions.

      The dancing and the costume parade and contest are at the Central Park Bandshell, just south of the 72nd Street Transverse in Central Park. The race starts and finishes on the adjacent park roadway.

      Costume Contest
      Don a costume and join the parade! Line up in front of the Central Park Bandshell, just south of the 72nd Street Transverse, at 10:45 to begin parading at 11:00 p.m. Awards will be given to the top three creative designs (individual and group costumes welcome). The contest is open to race entrants only.

      Participant Photos
      Capture your New Year's Eve celebration! You're kicking off 2005 doing something fun and unique. Keep that spirit alive with photographs of your great night. brightroom, will be taking photographs starting 10:00 p.m. at the brightroom Photo Station in the Central Park Bandshell. (Remember to display your race number.) Order your photos here.

      Start on Central Park's 72nd Street Transverse at Bethesda Terrace and head east to East Drive. Turn left/north and continue to the 102nd Street Transverse. Turn left/west across the transverse and then left/south on West Drive. Continue to the 72nd Street Transverse, turning left/east to the finish line.

      Fax and online registration will close on Sunday, December 26, at 5:00 p.m. Check-in/registration will be at New York Road Runners (9 East 89th Street, between Madison and Fifth Avenues) on:
      Monday, December 27, 3:00-6:00 p.m.
      Tuesday, December 28, 1:00-6:00 p.m.
      Wednesday, December 29, 1:00-7:00 p.m.
      Thursday, December 30, 1:00-7:00 p.m.
      Friday, December 31, 1:00-10:30 p.m.

      If checking in on race day, be sure to allow yourself enough time to get from NYRR to the festivities (approximately a mile away). There is no check-in/ registration in Central Park.

      If you are participating with a group of 10 or more entrants, one person may pick up race packets for the entire group. Fax the list of names in your group to 212.831.1950 before 5:00 p.m. on December 26 to arrange for pick-up during the check-in hours listed above.

      Race Souvenirs
      All participants will receive a long-sleeve shirt plus a fleece hat. Size satisfaction is subject to availability.

      Enter a free raffle to win a two-night stay at a New York City Westin property, with personal training and a massage session. Visit the Westin Hotel tent after 10:00 p.m.

      Stick around after the race for the awards ceremony. Cash prizes will be given to the top three male and female finishers ($400, $200, $100), with time and record bonuses as well.

      Cost: Payment required -

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