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Run the River 5K - Icahn Stadium/Randall's Island Park

Randall's Island Park Alliance

Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM (EDT)

Run the River 5K - Icahn Stadium/Randall's Island Park

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Come Run the River at Randall's Island Park!

Run the River 5K raises funds to protect the beautiful waterways, wetlands and recreational areas of Randall’s Island Park. This year, the Randall's Island Park Alliance joins forces with the Queens Library and Riverkeeper to promote conservation efforts and active and healthy lifestyles for New Yorkers in the Park's surrounding neighborhoods. Run to help support our efforts!   


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!  Run the River will also serve as the USA Track & Field New York 5K Road Race Championship.





Children's Fun Run: For our 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.  Awards presented at party. 




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.


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
  • 12:30 PM - Post-Race Party Ends



Registration: Online registration closes on October 28 at 11:00 AM. Day-of registration is available for $45 until 9:45 AM. T-shirts cannot be guaranteed for day-of registrants.

Teams: Whether you are a corporate group, school or a serious running club, this race is for you. 

Refunds: No refunds shall be given to participants who do not attend the event. 5K held rain or shine.  

Participant Information:

Run the River 5K T-Shirt: All 5K runners who pre-register will receive a t-shirt.

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

Rules: For the safety of all, no skates, strollers or pets permitted in the race.

Refunds: No refunds shall be given to participants who do not attend the event. 5K held rain or shine.

Directions & Parking: Click HERE for information.

Ferry Service:  Free ferry service from Long Island City to Randall's Island Park available on the day of the event. Departs LIC for Randall's Island at 8:00 am; leaves Randall's Island for LIC at 12:30 pm.


About Queens Library

The Queens Library serves 2.3 million people from 62 locations plus seven Adult Learning Centers and two Family Literacy Centers. It circulates among the highest numbers of books and other library materials in the country. 

Queens Library is proud to partner with the Randall's Island Park Alliance to encourage adults and children to learn and experience Randall's Island's natural environment, resources and recreational facilities. Randall's Island Park and other NYC Parks are great resources that promote health and wellbeing through exercise and recreational activities for the residents of Queens!

About Riverkeeper

Riverkeeper is dedicated to protecting the environment, recreational and commercial integrity of the Hudson River and its tributaries and safeguarding the drinking water of nine million New York City and Hudson Valley residents. 

Located in the nexus of the City's two major estuarine systems (the Hudson River and the Long Island Sound), Randall's Island is uniquely situated to monitor shoreline resiliency and serves as a laboratory for effective solutions. Riverkeeper is proud to help RIPA defend the Park's waterways.


Special thanks to our Run the River 5K Sponsors:






Have questions about Run the River 5K - Icahn Stadium/Randall's Island Park? Contact Randall's Island Park Alliance

When & Where

Icahn Stadium
20 Randalls Island
Randall's Island Park
New York, NY 10035

Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM (EDT)

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Randall's Island Park Alliance

Randall's Island Park Alliance (RIPA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that works with the City of New York and local communities to provide an innovative and exciting destination through a wide range of sports venues, cultural events and environmental exploration. Since 1992, RIPA has helped to restore 330 acres of parkland, including 20 acres of natural areas (of which 9 acres are wetlands), 9 miles of pathways and 4.5 miles of shoreline. Click here for more information.


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