Looking for a scary good time? Join us on Governors Island for what is arguably one of our spookiest and most fun races of the year! Once you've won your race and entered our costume contest, explore all the fall festivities the island has to offer.
Entry to the NYCRUNS Haunted Island 5K includes a ferry ride, your race-entry, a tech shirt, post-race eats, and Halloween vibes.
Can't make it? Join us the day after for the NYCRUNS Haunted Island 10K on Saturday, October 28th.
Enjoy a whirlwind tour of Governors Island with amazing views! The 10K is two loops of the island. All NYCRUNS courses are USATF certified.
Due to the high number of turns in this course, we do not advise handcycle or wheelchair athletes participate in this event. We’d suggest registering for the NYCRUNS Brooklyn Half Marathon or any of our 5K races in Prospect Park or Central Park.
Bag Check - 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 - Portable restrooms will be available for use throughout the event.
Refreshments - Water will be available on the course. Further hydration including electrolyte fluid, bagels, a schmear, and fresh fruit and of course other treats await you at the post-race festival.
SWAG - The giveaway for this race will be a tech shirt. Shirts may be picked up on race day only. In order to cut down on waste, we try not to overorder and sizes are not guaranteed. If you have your heart set on a size, we recommend picking up your shirt before the race.
Photos - Free finish line photos will be available within a week of the race. You will receive an email from MarathonFoto several days after the race to claim your photos.
If you register thirty days or more before the event using a domestic address, your bib will be mailed to you for no additional cost. Please make sure the shipping address provided at the time of registration will be valid in the month preceding the race.
If you register after that, use an international address, or your bib doesn't arrive in the mail, you must pick up your bib on race day an hour before your start time.
The Governors Island Ferry from Manhattan is how you get to the race, and your ferry ride is included in your race registration. The 4, 5 to Bowling Green; the R to Whitehall St.; the J to Broad St.; or the 1 to South Ferry are the closest subway stops to the Ferry Terminal at Battery Maritime Building at 10 South Street.
Please arrive at the Ferry Terminal before 7:30 AM.
Taking the Governors Island ferry from Manhattan is your best option for arriving on time. Other ferry services may be available but are not recommended.
See chart below. NYCRUNS members receive a 10% discount on this race, race withdrawal rights, and other perks. You can become a member when you check out.
Race Credit may be used to pay for up to $40 of this race.
Race day registration (if available) is online only.
|Until Online Registration Ends||$54.00||$60|
Awards will be given to the top three male, female, and non-binary runners overall in each race. Age group awards in the 5K will be awarded to the top three in each of 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.
Our awards policies are available here.
The standard no-refunds, no-transfers policy applies. Withdrawals for race credit are only applicable to those signed up for the NYCRUNS Membership Program.
Strollers and dogs are not allowed in NYCRUNS races.
You may be disqualified if earbuds or headphones hinder your awareness.
All NYCRUNS races have time limits. You must remain on pace to finish within the time limit in order to receive course support and an official finish time. Should you fall behind pace and be directed off the course by a race marshal, you must follow the instruction given so that we may run a safe event.
Please familiarize yourself with our complete rules of competition.