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Saturday, April 6, 2024

NYCRUNS Spring Fling 5K & 10K  

EVENT BEGINS - 7:30 AM | 5K - 8:30 AM | 10K - 9:30 AM
Governors Island
Colonels Row
New York, NY


Help us ring in spring with Broadway Cares! The NYCRUNS Spring Fling 5K & 10K brings us back to Governors Island just in time to experience stellar views before the warmer weather crowds roll in.

Entry to the NYCRUNS Spring Fling 5K & 10K includes a ferry ride, your race-entry, a tech shirt, and post-race eats. We can't imagine a better way to chase your winter blues away than a run on Governors Island and a little Broadway, baby.


When you register for your race, you'll also have the opportunity to make a donation to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is the philanthropic heart of Broadway, helping ensure those affected by HIV/AIDS, COVID-19 and other life-threatening illnesses nationwide receive medication, healthy meals, counseling and emergency assistance. Broadway Cares is the major financial supporter of the social service programs at the Entertainment Community Fund (formerly The Actors Fund), helping everyone in entertainment and the performing arts. Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS also awards annual grants to more than 450 AIDS and family service organizations in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C. broadwaycares.org

$10 provides an HIV test at a health clinic
$25 allows someone to visit a doctor who otherwise wouldn’t have been able to receive care
$50 provides 20 warm, nutritious meals for people who are hungry
$100 provides a home care visit for someone with a life-threatening illness
$250 provides lifesaving antiretroviral medication for someone in need
$500 provides a family’s meals for three months
$1,000 fills 200 bags at a local food pantry


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

10K Course Map | Certification


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 for both races and electrolyte fluid will be available on the course for the 10K.  Further hydration, bagels, a schmear, 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.


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.

If you need to switch distances, please do so on your NYCRUNS dashboard. You may only switch distances if the distance you are looking to switch to is not sold out. You also must pick up the appropriate distance bib on race day from the Bib Pick-Up tent.

Runners who participate with a bib for an improper distance (i.e. you run the 5K with a 10K bib or vice versa) will not be scored, eligible for awards, or appear in race results.


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 between 6:30-7:00 AM if you are running the 5K and between 7:30-8 AM if you are running the 10K.

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.


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.

5K & 10K Members Non-Members
Through 02/14 $36 $40
Through 03/13 $41.50 $45
Through 03/27 $45.00 $50
Until Online Registration Ends $54.00 $60


Results will be emailed (often during the race) 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, 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.

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.