Race Calendar

NYCRUNS Firecracker 5K & 10K

July 04, 2017

Start time: 9:00AM

Governors Island

Address: Nolan Park Governors Island, NY



Enjoy this rare chance to run on Governors Island and celebrate the 4th of July!  The NYCRUNS Firecracker 5K & 10K offers unrivaled views of Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Statue of Liberty, starts off with a ferry ride and features a great post-race party.  Afterwards, stay and enjoy all the island has to offer!


5K and 10K course map


Want to have someone cheer you on at the finish?  Up to 4 people can join you but they will need to register as spectators at $10 per person, receive a number and accompany you for access to the 7:30 AM runners ferry.  Spectator numbers can only be picked up at packet pickup or mailed.  Spectators also are welcome to partake of post-race food and drink but must wear bib.


Bag check and toilets will be provided.  The giveaway for this race will be a great tech t-shirt (note: sizes are guaranteed – if we don’t have your size at the race, email theteam@nycruns.com with the race name, your name, size and address and we’ll reprint and ship your shirt to you).  Water and Gatorade will be available on the course, and Clif Bar products, bagels, spreads, fresh fruit and more will make up the usual great NYCRUNS post race spread to greet you at the finish line. 


Due to security restrictions on Governors Island, packet pickup must be done in advance of race day.  A friend or acquaintance may pick up your packet for you–they’ll need only provide your name to packet pickup staff. Pre-Race packet pickup will be Monday 7/3 from 1PM-7PM at Paragon Sports (867 Broadway) in Manhattan.

There will be no race day packet pickup whatsoever.


If registering on or before 6/9 you can choose to have your bib (including any spectator bibs) & shirt mailed to you for an additional fee of $20.  You must choose this option when registering and the bib must be mailed to the address you enter at that time.  Shipping to domestic US addresses only.


See chart below.  NYCRUNS members receive a 10% discount, race deferral rights, and other perks.  Race day registration (if available) is cash or credit, no checks please. Register early to make things easier for us and cheaper for you!

There will be no race day registration whatsoever.

Through 6/4 $35
Through 6/25 $40
Until online registration closes $50
Packet Pickup (if available) $60
Race Day Not Available


Results will be emailed as they become available. There will be no printed results posted. The final results email sent a few days after the event will include instructions for claiming overall and age group awards.

Awards will be given to the top three male and female 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.

Finish line photos and video will also be available on the results page. These may not be published for several days.


Want to race this one for free?  Volunteer at any of these upcoming events and rack up as much credit as you can.  Or in lieu of credit for yourself, you can have us donate $25 per shift to a cause partner of your choice.  What’s this all about, anyway?  Learn more about the volunteer program here.


There’s only one way to get to the island – the Governors Island ferry, and your ferry ride is included in your race registration.  You must arrive at the Battery Maritime Building at 10 South St. no later than 7:30 AM to check in and you must have your race bib.  The 4,5, R, and 1 trains are closest to the ferry terminal.  Please note, the ferry is only for registered runners and paid spectators with visible race bibs.  Information regarding public access to Governors Island is available here.

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


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 here.

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