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Sunday, August 4, 2024

NYCRUNS Manhattan Ice Cream Social 5K  

Governors Island
Colonels Row
New York, NY


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!).


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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


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, the New Jersey Half Marathon & 5K or any of our 5K races in Prospect Park or Central Park.


Bag Check (opens at 7:30 AM) - If you plan on checking your gear, you must use one single clear bag. If your bag isn't clear, NYCRUNS will provide you with a clear bag (18" x 24") when you check your gear. You may not put another full bag/backpack/briefcase filled with gear inside the clear bag that NYCRUNS provides. All items must fit inside one clear bag. NYCRUNS reserves the right to search the contents in your bag at any time.

Restrooms (open at 7:30AM) - Portable restrooms will be available throughout the event.

Hydration - Water and electrolyte fluids will be available on the course and at the finish.

Post Race Refreshments - Further hydration, ICE CREAM, and pretzels will be available to refresh and replenish you at the finish line.

Swag (distribution begins at 7:30 AM) - 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 over order 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.


You can pick up your bib in the Festival Area on race day beginning at 7:30 AM. Bibs are only available for pick up on race morning.

If you are an NYCRUNS Member, your bib will be mailed to you at no additional cost. You can become an NYCRUNS member at checkout and receive this free bib mailing benefit.

If you are not an NYCRUNS Member, you can still have your bib mailed to you by adding this service at checkout for an additional $20.

Bibs can only be mailed to runners who register 30 days or more before the date of the event and can only be sent to a domestic mailing address (we cannot mail to an international address).

If you are having your bib mailed to you, will not receive your race shirt in the mail with your bib. You will need to pick up your shirt on race day.


Take the Governors Island Ferry from Manhattan. There is no charge to ride the ferry (for runners and guests) on race morning.

Ferries run on the half hour beginning at 7:00 AM. Please take either the 7:00 AM or 7:30 AM ferry to ensure a timely arrival at the start. Runners should be on line at least 15 minutes prior to ferry departure time.

The Governors Island Ferry is located at the Battery Maritime Building at 10 South Street in Manhattan. Mass transit is your best option for arriving at the ferry. Via subway, take the 4/5 to Bowling Green, the R to Whitehall Street, the J to Broad Street, or the 1 to South Ferry. Via bus, take the M15 to South Street/Whitehall Street. There is also a Citi Bike station at South Street/Whitehall Street.

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.

Taking the Governors Island ferry from Manhattan is your best option for arriving on time. Other ferry services are not recommended.


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 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 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.


The standard no-refunds, no-transfers policy applies.

NYCRUNS members can withdraw for race credit. See details here.

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 to receive course support and an official finish time. If you fall behind pace and are directed off the course by a race marshal, please follow the instruction given for safety purposes.

Please familiarize yourself with our complete rules of competition.