Cross the NYC Marathon finish line!

NYLESA members are invited to join Team UN at the annual Dash to the Finish Line race, to run from the United Nations Headquarters to the Marathon finish line in Central Park. On November 4th, the day before the 2017 NYC Marathon, UN Staff, family and friends will run TOGETHER to promote respect, safety and dignity for all.

If you are not a runner, don’t worry, walking to the finish line is just as fun! Every registered Team UN participant will receive a special edition running T-shirt with the TOGETHER design.

In 2016 edition over 300 UN staff, interns, ambassadors and delegates participated in the race in support of Sustainable Development Goal #3 which promotes good health and well-being. In 2017 even more participants are expected!

The Dash to the Finish Line race will start at 8.00am in front of UNHQ visitors’ gate. At the start line Mr. Maher Nasser, Director of the Outreach Division, Department of Public Information, will be giving opening remarks.

Support Global Health, have fun, and sign up for the 2017 Dash to the Finish Line race!

Below are details of the event, and the links to register. There is a fee paid directly to the New York Road Runners.

WHEN: Saturday 4 November 2017 at 8:00 am - We will get together at 8:00 am and take group photos. The 2017 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: Register directly with the NYRR Dash to the Finish Line 5K 
(  – Choose “unattached” as Team Affiliation)
Step 2: Sign-up with us to receive your Team UN T-shirt
( - NYRR registration confirmation required)
Step 3: Pick up your Team UN T-shirt and get running!

The Organizers encourage you to sign up quickly as it is a very popular race.