New York, June 8, 2024 – Nonprofit New York Road Runners (NYRR) has been a leader in elevating women for more than five decades with the Mastercard® New York Mini 10K and Saturday marked the largest race in event history with 9,688 finishers.

The Mastercard New York Mini 10K, held in Central Park, is one of NYRR’s 60 adult and youth races annually and has now garnered nearly 250,000 total finishers to date.

Ethiopia’s two-time Olympian Senbere Teferi, already the event-record holder, won the race for the third consecutive year, finishing in 30:47. Kenya’s Sharon Lokedi, the 2022 TCS New York City Marathon champion, finished second in 31:04, followed by Kenya’s Sheila Chepkirui in third in 31:09.

Amanda Vestri, a Webster, N.Y. native, continued her breakout season by taking fourth place as the top American in 31:17. Dakotah Lindwurm and Emily Sisson, members of the 2024 U.S. Olympic Women’s Marathon Team, were eighth and ninth, respectively.

New York Road Runners recruited a world-class professional athlete for the 2024 Mastercard New York Mini 10K featuring four past champions, Paris 2024 Olympians, and top finishers from the 2024 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials.

Also among the record number of finishers was New York City’s First Deputy Mayor Sheena Wright, Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Anne Williams-Isom, and Deputy Mayor for Operations Meera Joshi.

This year’s sold-out event featured more than 75 CrazyLegs – runners who have participated in more than 15 editions of the Mini 10K – in addition to more than 30 alumnae from NYRR’s Run for the Future program. The adult race was accompanied by a free, one-mile Girls Run, featuring nearly 500 girls ages 2-18.

As a mission driven, New York City-based nonprofit, NYRR’s goal is to build healthier lives and stronger communities through the transformative power of running. The Mastercard New York Mini 10K empowers women of all ages and fitness levels to come together, be active, and accomplish running milestones.

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.