Senbere Teferi, Sharon Lokedi, Sara Hall, Edna Kiplagat, Molly Huddle, and Keira D’Amato to line up Saturday, June 8 in Central Park; All-women commentary team to cover race on ESPN+,, and NYRR’s digital channels

New York, May 29, 2024 – New York Road Runners (NYRR) has announced a world-class professional athlete field for the 2024 Mastercard® New York Mini 10K featuring four past champions, five Paris 2024 Olympians, and seven of the top 10 finishers from the 2024 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials.

Produced by the New York City-based nonprofit for more than five decades, the 52nd running of the event takes place Saturday, June 8, and will be headlined by event-record holder and two-time race champion Senbere Teferi, two-time race champion Sara Hall, and 2022 TCS New York City Marathon champion Sharon Lokedi, who will join the previously announced 2024 U.S. Olympic Women’s Marathon Team – Fiona O’Keeffe, Emily Sisson, and Dakotah Lindwurm – at the start line in Central Park.

Teferi, a two-time Olympian and two-time World Championships medalist from Ethiopia, has won the last two editions of the Mastercard New York Mini 10K, breaking the event record in 2023 with a time of 30:12. Also in New York, she won 2019 UAE Healthy Kidney 10K and in her 2022 United Airlines NYC Half victory recorded the second-fastest time in the history of the event.

“I’m very happy to return to New York for the Mini, and I will try my best to win the race for a third time,” Teferi said. “It is such a special race because there is a bond that exists with thousands of women also running. Even though we are not related, I feel supported like we are all sisters in running.”

Hall is a 10-time U.S. national champion who won the Mastercard New York Mini 10K in 2021 and 2022. Earlier this year, she finished fifth at the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials. She is also the former national record-holder in the half marathon and the only athlete in history to have won the Mastercard New York Mini 10K, New Balance 5th Avenue Mile, and Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K in New York.

“It’s very cool that this year’s Mastercard New York Mini 10K falls on the fifth anniversary of my first win at the race, and I can’t think of any place I’d rather be that weekend,” said Hall. “One of the things I love about the Mini is how it’s an annual reunion for women of all types: Sisters, mothers and daughters, college roommates, and friends both new and old. I’m excited that this year I get to share the weekend with my sister-in-law, Katy.”

Lokedi won the 2022 TCS New York City Marathon in her marathon debut and finished third in the marathon last year. She was also the runner-up at both the 2022 Mastercard New York Mini 10K and the 2024 Boston Marathon.

“Although I have only run the Mini once before, I felt embraced by the many thousands of women who ran the race before me, and hope to inspire the many thousands more who will come after me,” said Lokedi. “It’s an awesome thing, how women from so many different places and life experiences can come and feel connected to each other through the simple act of running a loop in Central Park.”

Also toeing the line in Central Park will be Keira D’Amato, a three-time U.S. national champion and the fastest American ever at the Mastercard New York Mini 10K; Molly Huddle, a two-time U.S. Olympian, three-time United Airlines NYC Half champion, and the 2014 Mini 10K champion; Edna Kiplagat of Kenya, the 2010 New York City Marathon champion and the 2012 Mini 10K champion; and Commonwealth Games medalist Sheila Chepkirui of Kenya.

New York Road Runners started the Mini 10K in 1972 as the first women-only road race, known then as the Crazylegs Mini Marathon. Seventy-two women finished the first race, and three weeks later Title IX was signed into law, guaranteeing girls and women the right to participate in school sports and creating new opportunities for generations of female athletes.

The Mastercard New York Mini 10K is now one of nonprofit NYRR’s 60 adult and youth races annually and has garnered more than 200,000 total finishers to date, with more than 9,000 runners expected this year.

The 2024 Mastercard New York Mini 10K will offer $39,500 in total prize money, including $10,000 to the winner of the open division. Mastercard will serve as title sponsor of the event for the fourth year, and as part of its ongoing partnership with NYRR will also serve as the presenting sponsor of professional women’s athlete field.

The event will be covered locally in the tri-state area by ABC New York, Channel 7 with live news cut-ins. The professional race will be covered by a livestream, distributed by ESPN+,, and NYRR’s digital channels beginning at 7:45 a.m. ET. Reporting live from the event will be an all-women team of WABC sports anchor Sam Ryan and meteorologist Dani Beckstrom, along with U.S. Olympian Carrie Tollefson, host of the Ali on the Run Show podcast Ali Feller, and running advocate Jacqui Moore.

2024 Mastercard New York Mini 10K Professional Athlete Field







Personal Best 10K


Sheila Chepkirui


Eldoret, Kenya

29:46 (Valencia, 2020)


Senbere Teferi


Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

30:12 (New York City, 2023)


Sharon Lokedi


Flagstaff, AZ

30:52 (New York City, 2022)


Keira D’Amato


Midlothian, VA

31:03 (New York City, 2022)


Edna Kiplagat


Longmont, CO

31:06 (Boston, 2016)


Laura Galvan


Guanajuato, Mexico

31:14 (New York City, 2023)


Emily Sisson


Flagstaff, AZ

31:16 (New York City, 2023)


Molly Huddle


Providence, RI

31:21 (Boston, 2015)


Lily Partridge


Farnham, England

31:31 (Manchester, ENG, 2024)


Sara Hall


Flagstaff, AZ

31:33 (New York City, 2021)


Emily Durgin


Flagstaff, AZ

31:35 (New York City, 2023)


Nell Rojas


Boulder, CO

31:52 (Charleston, SC, 2021)


Annie Frisbie


Hopkins, MN

31:55 (Charleston, SC, 2021)


Fiona O’Keeffe


Raleigh, NC

32:24 (Cape Elizabeth, ME, 2023)


Mao Ichiyama



32:24 (Yamaguchi, JPN, 2017)


Emma Grace Hurley


Indianapolis, IN

32:28 (Atlanta, 2023)


Everlyn Kemboi


El Paso, TX

32:32 (Charleston, SC, 2024)


Taylor Werner


Durham, NC

32:35 (Boston, 2022)


Olivia Pratt


Rochester Hills, MI

32:38 (New York City, 2023)


Olga Firsova


Mooloolaba, Australia

32:43 (Launceston, AUS, 2023)


Dakotah Lindwurm


Burnsville, MN

32:47+ (Hardeeville, SC, 2021)


Molly Grabill


Boulder, CO

32:50 (Mesa, AZ, 2022)


Jessica McClain


Scottsdale, AZ

32:56 (Mini, 2019)


Susanna Sullivan


Reston, VA

33:02 (Atlanta, 2021)


Amanda Vestri


Boone, NC

33:02 (Northport, NY, 2023)


Aynalem Woldemichael


Bronx, NY

33:35 (Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2016)


Sydney Devore


Ferndale, MI

33:35 (Chicago, 2022)

Amber Zimmerman


Philadelphia, PA

33:40 (Atlanta, 2022)

Carrie Verdon


Boulder, CO

33:50A (Boulder, 2023)

Demitu Hawas Lenjiso


New York, NY

34:12 (Lausanne, SUI, 2022)

Tsegereda Ayela Girma


Washington DC

34:16 (Luanda, ANG, 2012)

Erika Fluehr


New York

35:20 (New York City, 2021)

Gabrielle Yatauro


New York

35:37 (Flushing, NY, 2022)

Leila Mantilla


New York

35:45 (Flushing, NY, 2023)

Melissa Reed


New York

35:46 (Flushing, NY, 2023)

Brooke Starn


New York

36:20 (New York City, 2024)

Jane Miller


New York

37:01+ (Brooklyn, NY, 2024)

Amanda Asaro


New York

37:31 (New York City, 2019)

Kate MacCary


New York

39:32 (Flushing, NY, 2022)