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Randall’s Island Park Alliance Run the River 5K

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When:
October 27, 2018: 10:00AM to 1:00PM
Where:
Icahn Stadium Randall's Island Park 20 Randall's Island New York, NY 10035 map
To Attend:
Register and use code 18RVRKPR for $5 off your registration!

Join the Randall’s Island Park Alliance for their annual Run the River 5K, which raises funds to protect the beautiful waterways, wetlands and recreational areas of Randall’s Island Park. This year, the Randall’s Island Park Alliance will once again join forces with Queens Library and Riverkeeper to promote conservation efforts and active and healthy lifestyles for New Yorkers in the Park’s surrounding neighborhoods.

5K Race

Enjoy breathtaking views of Manhattan and the Harlem River as you run along the waterfront pathways of Randall’s Island Park. Experience the thrill of starting and finishing in Icahn Stadium – a world-class track and field venue. Set your own record on the same track Usain Bolt set his 100 meter world record!

Children’s Fun Run

For  little competitors, we offer fun runs after the 5K (~11:30 AM). Kids 13 and under can compete in one of five age group categories: 4 & under (100 m); 5-6 years (100 m); 7-8 years (200 m); 9-10 years (300 m); and 11-13 years (400 m). Each participant receives a well-deserved medal

Post-Race Party

Celebrate after the race with light refreshments and Greenport Harbor Brewing Company’s signature beer, and dance to DJ Tony Kerr’s favorite tunes at Icahn Stadium.

Important Information

Registration

Early bird registration ($35 for adults; $5 for children) closes on September 30 at 11:00 PM. Online registration ($40 for adults; $10 for children) closes on October 26 at 11:00 AM. Day-of registration ($45 for adults; $15 for children) is available until 9:45 AM on October 27. No refunds shall be given to participants who do not attend the event. The 5K will be held rain or shine.

All 5K runners who pre-register will receive a complimentary t-shirt and gift bag. T-shirts and gift bags cannot be guaranteed for day-of registrants.

 

Riverkeeper supporters get $5 off their race registration with code: 18RVRKPR 

Event Schedule

8:30 AM – Check-in and Day-Of Registration Opens
9:45 AM – Check-in and Day-Of Registration Closes
10:00 AM – 5K begins
10:30 AM – Post-Race Party Begins
11:00 AM – Awards Ceremony
11:30 AM – Children’s Fun Run
1:00 PM – Post-Race Party Ends

Awards

Top three overall winners (male/female) in 5K receive an award, and cash prize (1st Place $100; 2nd Place $75; 3rd Place $50). Awards also given to top three runners (male/female) in the following age categories: 18 & under, 19-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; and 60 & above.

Top three overall winners (male/female) in 5K receive an award, and cash prize (1st Place $100; 2nd Place $75; 3rd Place $50). Awards also given to top three runners (male/female) in the following age categories: 18 & under, 19-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; and 60 & above.

Bag Check

A free bag check is available, but please do not bring valuables. RIPA is not responsible for lost/stolen items.

Safety

No skates, strollers or pets permitted in the race.

Directions & Parking

Click HERE for information.

 

Randall’s Island Park Alliance is looking for volunteers to help at this event. For details please reach out to Ellen at ellen.mccarthy@randallsisland.org.

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