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Sunday, August 4, 2024

NYCRUNS Manhattan Ice Cream Social 5K  

EVENT BEGINS - 7:30 AM | 5K - 9:00 AM
Governors Island
Colonels Row
New York, NY
5K

THE RACE

Treat yourself to a lap around Governors Island, and we'll treat you to a well-deserved post-finish ice cream. Talk about a perfect summer day.

Entry to the NYCRUNS Manhattan Ice Cream Social 5K includes a ferry ride, your race entry, a tech shirt, and post-race eats (the aforementioned ice cream!).

BENEFITING FPM

Fellows of Politecnico di Milano (FPM US) is a dynamic 501(c)3 charity committed to advancing Politecnico di Milano visionary goals in the United States. As the #1 university in Italy, globally recognized at #123 and excelling in Art & Design (8th), Architecture/Built Environment (10th), and Engineering & Technology (18th), Politecnico di Milano has shaped design, architecture, and engineering.

With a robust network of over 2000 accomplished Alumni in the US, FPM US bridges Italy's leadership in innovation and design with the dynamic landscape of the United States. Our mission encompasses forging cultural alliances, promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and empowering the next generations.

Aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and CSW principles, FPM US spearheads impactful projects  that strive for positive societal change.

From the groundbreaking "Girls@Polimi" STEM scholarship for women, aimed at fostering gender equality and empowering female leaders in STEM fields, to transformative trainee programs established in collaboration with well-established US-based companies, we are committed to shaping the future of innovation and diversity.

Our initiatives extend further to include "Design for Empowered Patientship" a program focused on driving innovation in healthcare design. This initiative brings together interdisciplinary teams of students, researchers, and professionals to create solutions that empower patients in their healthcare journeys. Additionally, our "Unlocking Potential: NECSTCamp" project is dedicated to nurturing the minds of students, cultivating resilience, and expanding horizons, providing experiential learning opportunities and leadership development.

In envisioning a legacy of excellence and inclusivity, FPM US remains dedicated to fostering collaborations that not only enhance education and innovation but also contribute to a positive and lasting impact on society.

Join us in building a future where the creativity and expertise of our Alumni make a lasting impact globally. @Fpm.us #fpmusworldofexcellence

THE COURSE

A whirlwind tour of Governors Island with amazing views. The 5K is one loop of the course; the 10K is two loops. All NYCRUNS courses are USATF certified.

5K Course Map | Certification

HANDCYCLE/WHEELCHAIR ATHLETES

Due to the high number of turns in this course, we do not advise handcycle or wheelchair athlete participants register for this event. We’d suggest registering for the NYCRUNS Brooklyn Half Marathon or one of our 5K races in Prospect Park or Central Park.

AMENITIES

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 for the 5K.  Further hydration, ICE CREAM, and fresh fruit will be available to replenish you at the finish line.

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.

BIB DISTRIBUTION

You may pickup your bib in the festival area on race day. NYCRUNS does not host a pre-race bib pickup for this event.

If you register thirty days or more before the event using a domestic address, you can also have your bib mailed to you. This service is free if you are an NYCRUNS Member, and you can become one at checkout. You can also add this service to your registration for $20. Please make sure the shipping address provided at the time of registration will be valid in the month preceding the race.

If you register less than 30 days before race day, or you have an international address, you must pick up your bib on race day no more than an hour before your start time.

DIRECTIONS

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 by 7:30AM.

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.

Please check MTA Trip Planner for up-to-date and detailed mass transit directions and Google Maps for driving directions. Driving is not recommended due to the lack of parking near the ferry.

COST

See chart below. NYCRUNS members receive a 50% 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.

5K & 10K Members Non-Members
Through 06/12 $36 $40
Through 07/10 $22.50 $45
Through 07/24 $25.00 $50
Until Online Registration Ends $30.00 $60

RESULTS & AWARDS

Results will be emailed, and the full results will be posted on our Results Page after the race. If you do not see your result online or receive an email with your finish time, please fill out this form.

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 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.

Read more about our awards' policies here.

POLICIES

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.