A 5K & 10K on Randall's Island? Sweet! A bat out of Hell Gate? That's scary! Randall's Island is located at the confluence of some turbulent waterways, notoriously dangerous to navigate for sailors for hundreds of years. Fortunately, you can take the bridge. Actually, you can take several. See you there sailor!
Feel like doing this one independently? You may also choose the virtual option.
With views of the East River, many bridges, and Manhattan in the distance you'll tour the island’s beautiful waterfront pathways.
10 Course Map Pending
Please be aware that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all aspects of this race are extremely subject to change. The following procedures will be in effect for this event:
Bag check will be provided. To reduce interaction with staff, we encourage you to avoid checking a bag. If you plan on checking a bag, you must use the single clear bag provided by NYCRUNS. You may not put another full bag/backpack/briefcase inside the clear bag. All items must fit inside the clear bag. NYCRUNS reserves the right to search your bag at any time.
Toilets will be provided and cleaned throughout the event.
While we encourage you to bring your own hydration, water and Gatorade will be available at the start, on the course, and at the finish. Due to COVID-19, we will forgo bagels, spreads and fresh fruit but water at the finish will be delivered in a goodie bag along with Gatorade, Dole Fruit Bowls in 100% Juice and other snacks.
The giveaway for this race will be a tech shirt*. Free finish line photos will be available on your results page within a week of the race.
* In order to cut down on waste, we try not to overorder and sizes are not guaranteed.
There will be no pre-race or race day bib pickup for this event. Bib mailing is the only way for in person participants to get their bib and shirt for this race and is included in the cost of registration. You must have your bib pinned to your chest to enter the race site.
Virtual runners will have their shirts shipped to them directly, but will not receive their bibs.
Please make sure the shipping address provided at the time of registration will be valid when your items are shipped, 5 - 10 days before the race.
Unfortunately due to COVID-19 only registered runners may attend the event and board the ferries runners will use. Guests will not be permitted. Information regarding public access to Governors Island is available here.
Virtual races have been around for a few years at least and come in all shapes and sizes. Largely though, they are designed so that you can do the race you want, when you want.
You can run or walk anywhere you want, including a treadmill. You can track your miles any way you want and with any device you want. For this race, you must run your race and submit your result by December 31, 2021.
Once you've run, you'll submit your miles through our new Run This One results system which is accessible to registered runners via their dashboard. You can automatically sync via MapMyRun and Garmin Connect, or you can add runs manually of course.
Most importantly, have fun.
Results will be emailed (often during the race) and the full results will be posted on our results page after the race. Finish line photos will also be available on the results page several days after the event.
Awards will be given to the top three male and female runners overall.
Age group awards in the 5K will be awarded to the top three in each the following age groups: 9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70 and over.
Age group awards in the 10K will be awarded to the top three in each of the following age groups: 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70 and over.
Note: Overall winners will be determined by gun time and must start in the vaccinated wave.
There are no awards for the virtual event.
Our awards policies are available here.
See chart below. NYCRUNS members receive a 10% discount, race deferral rights, and other perks. There is no race day registration. Register early to make things easier for us and cheaper for you!
|Until online registration closes||$60|
|Virtual Option||$20 Less Than Above|
Due to COVID-19 we are not accepting volunteers for this race. We are not entirely sure when we will accepting volunteers again, but if you are part of a non-profit who might be interested in a compensated opportunity, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Icahn Stadium is about 1.3 miles from the 4,5,6 trains at 125 / Lexington, as well as 1.8 miles from the Q train on 96th and 2nd. Both make for scenic jogs to Race HQ at Icahn.
103rd Street Footbridge
The 103rd Street Footbridge in Manhattan is open to pedestrians and cyclists 365 days per year, 24 hours per day, and connects the East River Esplanade/FDR Drive at 103rd Street with the southern end of Randall’s Island Park.
RFK Triborough Bridge
A walkway along the RFK Triborough Bridge runs between 125th Street and 2nd Avenue and the northwestern section of Randall’s Island Park. Note: the ramp on this walkway exceeds ADA code.
From the Bronx:
The Randall’s Island Connector
The Randall’s Island Connector provides at-grade access to pedestrians and cyclists 365 days per year, 24 hours a day, and runs under the arches of the Hell Gate Bridge railroad trestle between 132nd Street at Willow/Walnut Avenues in the Bronx and the northern shore of Randall’s Island Park.
RFK Triborough Bridge
Walkways on both the eastern and western sides of the RFK Triborough Bridge run between 133rd Street at Cypress Avenue/Bruckner Boulevard and the Bronx Shore Fields area at Randall’s Island Park. Note: these walkways exceed ADA code.
RFK Triborough Bridge
A walkway runs along the RFK Triborough Bridge between Hoyt Avenue and 28th Street, adjacent to the Astoria Boulevard N/W subway station, and the midpoint of Randall’s Island Park, adjacent to the Central Fields. Note: due to stairs this pathway is not ADA accessible.
There is limited parking at Icahn Stadium
There is no subway to Randall's Island, but the M35 bus runs to the Island from the Northwest corner of 125th Street and Lexington Avenue. Transfer is available from the Lexington Avenue 4, 5 or 6 subway at 125th Street.
The standard no-refunds, no-deferrals, no-transfers policy applies, unless you are signed up for the NYCRUNS Membership Program. NYCRUNS members receive a 10% discount, race deferral rights, and other perks. Strollers or dogs are not allowed in NYCRUNS races and you may be disqualified if earbuds or headphones hinder your awareness. You must remain on pace to finish within the time limit in order to receive course support and an official finish time. Please familiarize yourself with our complete policies and rules of competition.
As per the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017, any adult interacting with amateur athletes, defined as a child or minor under the age of 18 that participates in youth running programs or any events hosted or operated by NYCRUNS, has a duty to report a reasonable suspicion of sexual misconduct such as child sex abuse, non-consensual sexual conduct, sexual harassment or intimate relationships involving an imbalance of power within a 24- hour period to local law enforcement by calling the New York State Central Register at 800-635-1522. Participants found to be listed on a sex offender registry, convicted of a sex crime, or caught having, creating, or distributing child pornography will be immediately barred from all NYCRUNS events.