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Saturday, September 25, 2021

NYCRUNS Bat Out Of Hellgate 5K & 10K

Start Time: 5K: 8:00AM | 10K: 9:00AM
Randall's Island
New York, NY
10K
5K
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THE RACE

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.

THE COURSE

With views of the East River, many bridges, and Manhattan in the distance you'll tour the island’s beautiful waterfront pathways.

5K Course Map

10 Course Map Pending

COVID-19

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:

  • 5K Runners who show proof of vaccination will start at 8:00 AM. You must be in the corrals by 7:45 AM. 10K Runners who show proof of vaccination will start at 9AM. You must be in the corrals by 8:45AM. Upon entry to the race site, you will need to confirm your vaccination status by producing an original or copy (photos are ok) of your CDC vaccination card or by using the NYS Excelsior app. You do not need to wear a mask or social distance throughout the event.
  • 5K Runners who do not show proof of vaccination will start shortly after the vaccinated runners. You must be in the corrals by 7:45 AM. 10K Runners who do not show proof of vaccination will start shortly after the vaccinated runners. You must be in the corrals by 8:45AM. Upon entry to the race site, a medical professional will take and record your temperature. If you are not in the vaccinated wave, you must wear a face covering throughout this event other than when running. When running, you may remove the covering only when you can maintain social distance and the covering must remain around your head in some fashion so it can easily be reapplied. Running in a group of two or more is not permitted.
  • You may not attend the event if you have experienced symptoms of COVID-19 or tested positive in the fourteen (14) days prior to the event.
  • Neither you nor any guests may congregate near the start or finish areas prior to, during, or after the race
  • If you test positive for COVID-19 within the fourteen days following the event, you must email theteam@nycruns.com so that we may notify staff and participants as necessary.

THE AMENITIES

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.

BIB & SHIRT MAILING

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.

GUESTS

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 OPTION

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, AWARDS & FINISH LINE PHOTOS

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.

COST

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!

Through 8/26 $40
Through 9/16 $50
Until online registration closes $60
Virtual Option $20 Less Than Above

VOLUNTEER

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 theteam@nycruns.com.

DIRECTIONS

From Manhattan:

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.

From Queens:

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

Subway/Bus

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.

Please check MTA Trip Planner for up to date and detailed mass transit directions and Google Maps for driving directions.

POLICIES

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.

Race Contact

theteam@nycruns.com