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This subseries consists of 2 boxes of patches, including a partially complete run of New York City Marathon patches (1977-1999). Others include Half-Marathon Grand Prix Series (1991-2005), New York Road Runners 5 Borough Series (2012-2013), Mighty Milers patches, as well as the 2012 ING New York City Marathon 15 Finishes and Counting patch.


This subseries consists of 2 boxes of pins arranged chronologically by race. The subseries includes an incomplete run of New York City Marathon (1983-2007), NYRRC International Breakfast Run (1988-1993), and Continental Airlines International Friendship Run (1994-2004) pins. Other items include membership pins with various versions of the NYRR logo; John Hancock logo pins; as well as 17 pins from the Soviet Union of unknown origin.


Series I consists of four boxes of finisher medals. The series includes a full run of finisher medals from the New York City Marathon from 1976 to 2014. Up to four copies of each medal has been preserved in the NYRR Archives, with one copy on permanent display at the NYRR Run Center. Of particular note is a VIP medal from the 1981 NYC Marathon and the two designs for the 2005 medal featuring the likeness of Fred Lebow.

This series also consists of medals from the New York City Half Marathon, Brooklyn Half Marathon, New York Mini, More Marathon, More Half Marathon, Empire State Building Run-Up, Fifth Avenue Mile, Poland Spring Marathon Kickoff, and NYC Run to Liberty, dating from 2000-2015, as well as Club Night nominee, Mighty Miler, and generic adult and kids' running medals.

1 box contains medals from non-NYRR races, dating from 1988 to 2011. Among the races represented are: the Chicago Marathon, Quebec City Marathon, Philadelphia Half-Marathon, and the United States Air Force Marathon.

This series also includes several framed New York City Marathon finisher medals, dating from 1990-1999 and 2002-2003.

New York Road Runners


This series consists of race t-shirts distributed to runners by NYRR and dates from 1973 to 2016. The series contains a partial run of New York City Marathon race t-shirts, with the earliest dating from 1973. Of particular note are the four 1976 New York City Marathon shirts, which include 2 shirts signed by Marathon winner Bill Rodgers and one shirt advertising the New York Academy of Sciences Marathon Conference held after the 1976 Marathon.

The series is arranged by race and therein chronologically, and it contains a partially complete run of weekly race t-shirts from 2004-2009 and 2015. Races represented in the collection include: the Fred Lebow Classic, Joe Kleinerman 10K, Midnight Run, Norwegian Festival, Japan Day, and Healthy Kidney 10K, as well as the 1984 and 1985 L'eggs Mini Marathon. Other t-shirts document NYRR’s Youth Programs, including the New York Road Runner Foundation, Mighty Milers, and Young Runners. The series also contains a small amount of NYRR staff t-shirts and polo shirts.

Series II also contains 4 quilts, crafted from race t-shirts. The largest quilt contains 20 panels using New York City Marathon t-shirts from 1973 and 1975-1989. Each panel has handwritten finish times for male and female winners. A second quilt was created using Joe Kleinerman 10K t-shirts from 1994 to 2001. The remaining quilts, dating from 1980-1993, utilize t-shirts from several races, including the Brooklyn Half Marathon, Trevira Twosome, Midnight Run, Women's Half Marathon, and America's Ekiden.

This series also contains the Fritz Mueller T-shirt Collection, donated to the NYRR Archives in March 2017. Included in this collection are t-shirts from the New York City Marathon (1973-1988), Yonkers Marathon (1976, 1978-1979), and Brooklyn Half Marathon (1985 and 1988).

Race Bibs

Series III consists of 1 box of race bibs, the bulk of which date from 2000 to 2014. The series includes regular race bibs as well as Creative Service presentation bibs. Races documented in this series include: the New York City Marathon, Midnight Run, Front Runners New York Pride Run, Ted Corbit 15K, and the Joe Kleinerman 10K.

Of particular note is a hand-painted race bib from the 1973 New York City Marathon. The bib was likely painted by New York Road Runners Club founding member Harry Murphy, also known as "The Brush." Murphy painted signs for many early NYRR races and founded the Prospect Park Track Club (PPTC).

The series also includes Tim Broe's race bib from the 2004 Men's USA 8K Championships. The signed bib is glued to an oversize mat along with a photograph of Broe at the finish line.


  • NYRR 04
  • Record Group
  • 1930-2017

Materials in this record group consist of artifacts, including textiles and 3-dimensional objects, produced by New York Road Runners. The records primarily document the New York City Marathon, but also cover other prominent NYRR races.

New York Road Runners

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