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Randall’s Island Park Alliance Hosts annual Run the River 5K


Jennifer Wainwright
Randall’s Island Park Alliance
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A fundraiser to support the wetlands and recreational areas in the Park

Randall’s Island Park, New York, NY (October 2015) – On Saturday, October 24, 2015 the Randall’s Island Park Alliance (RIPA), in partnership with Riverkeeper, will host the 6th annual Run the River 5K to benefit and raise awareness of efforts to protect, maintain and restore the beautiful shorelines and wetlands at Randall’s Island Park. “We are excited to partner with Randall’s Island Park Alliance in supporting the Island’s wetlands, which provide a critical habitat for the birds and other wildlife that live along the river. We truly hope that all will come out and support this important cause,” said Paul Gallay, Riverkeeper President and Hudson Riverkeeper.

The certified race course begins and ends in iconic Icahn Stadium and takes runners along the Island’s waterfront pathways. “This fun event is a wonderful way to get to know Randall’s Island. It allows people to support much needed green space within NYC and it also promotes fitness and healthy living,” said Aimee Boden, RIPA President. In addition to the 5K race, the event will include a Children’s Fun Run at the Stadium and a Post-Race Party with music, light refreshments, Greenport Harbor Brewing Company’s signature beer, and an awards ceremony. “We are proud to be a sponsor of this event and to support the continued efforts of RIPA to improve the Island for New Yorkers and all the wildlife that live here. Randall’s Island has been our home for five years now, and the Park gets better and better every year through events like this,” says Tom Russell, of Founders Entertainment, the producers of The Governors Ball Festival. Race participants and their friends and families will also have the opportunity to attend RIPA’s free Harvest Festival from 12 pm – 4 pm. There will be fun activities including face painting, kite flying, live music by J.D. Patch, indigo art dyeing by Textile Art Center and more.

To register for Run the River 5K and the Children’s Fun Run please visit:
About the Randall’s Island Park Alliance: The Randall’s Island Park Alliance (RIPA), founded in 1992, is a public-private partnership with the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation that seeks to realize the unique potential of 480 waterfront parkland acres anchoring Manhattan, the Bronx and Queens. RIPA works with the City and local communities to provide an innovative and exciting destination through a wide range of sports venues, cultural events and environmental exploration. As the dedicated steward of Randall’s Island Park, the Alliance sustains, maintains, develops and programs the Park to support the wellbeing of all New Yorkers. The Park offers miles of waterfront pathways, almost 9 acres of wetlands, a track and field stadium, a golf center, a 20-court tennis center, an urban farm, and dozens of new playing fields.

About Founders Entertainment: Founders Entertainment is an independent event production and promotion company specializing in creating, producing, and promoting concerts and festivals. As the promoters of the immensely successful Governors Ball Music Festival and FarmBorough Festival, the New York City based company has quickly made a name for itself as a major player on the North American festival landscape.

About Riverkeeper: Riverkeeper is a member-supported watchdog organization dedicated to defending the Hudson River and its tributaries and protecting the drinking water supply of nine million New York City and Hudson Valley residents.

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