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Saturday, February 1, 2020

NYCRUNS Frozen Penguin 5K & 10K

Start Time: 5K - 8:00 AM | 10K - 9:15 AM
Riverside Park
108th St and Riverside Drive
New York, NY
10K
5K

THE RACE

We like to joke that the weather in NYC this time of year is fit for penguins, but the truth is it’s also fit for runners of all levels. Snag a new PR or simply add another race to your list; either way, the Frozen Penguin in Riverside Park is calling your name Chilly Willy.

Crossing the finish line of the 5K or 10K course, you’ll be greeted with steaming cocoa (unless it's over 50!), New York’s finest bagels, fresh fruit, and the satisfaction of a race well run.

THE COURSE   

For spectacular views of the Hudson, nothing beats Riverside Park, You’ll wind through tree-lined paths and waterfront walkways on this totally traffic-free, peaceful course. This race will start and finish near 108th Street inside Riverside Park. The course is challenging, but offers plenty of downhills to make up for the uphills! 

5K & 10K Course Map

THE AMENITIES   

Bag check and toilets will be provided. If you plan on checking a bag, you must use the single clear bag provided by NYCRUNS at Packet Pickup or Bag Check. 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.

Water will be available on the course, and hot cocoa (unless it's over 50 degrees), bagels, spreads, fresh fruit and more will make up the usual great NYCRUNS post race spread to greet you at the finish line.  The giveaway for this race will be a tech shirt*.  Free finish line photos and video will be available on your results page within a week of the race.

* In order to cut down on waste, we try not to overorder and sizes are not guaranteed. We recommend you pick up as early as possible to ensure you get your size. Prior to the race size swaps will not be allowed. They will be allowed after the race starts.

BIB & SHIRT PICKUP 

Pre-Race pickup will be Friday 1/31 at Paragon Sports from 12PM - 6:00PM. Paragon Sports is located at 867 Broadway in Manhattan. Race day pickup will be available in the festival near the starting line beginning at 6:30 AM.

BIB MAILING   

Bib mailing is available for this race for participants registered by 1/6. You must choose this option when registering and the bib must be mailed to the address you choose then. Shipping to domestic US addresses only.  The cost is $20.00.

Note: Shirts will not be mailed. They will be available for pickup before or after the race.

COST   

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!

Through 12/2 $35.
Through 1/6 $40.
Through 1/20 $45.
Through 1/30 $50.
Packet Pickup - Race Day $60.

RESULTS & AWARDS

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

VOLUNTEER   

Want to race this one for free? Volunteer at any of these upcoming events and earn $50 in NYCRUNS race credit that never expires! Or in lieu of credit for yourself, you can have us donate $25 to a cause partner of your choice. What's this all about, anyway? Learn more about the volunteer program here.

DIRECTIONS   

Take the 1 train to 103rd or 110th St and enter the park at 108th street. Please check MTA Trip Planner for up to date and detailed mass transit directions and Google Maps for driving directions. Parking is limited at all of our events, we strongly encourage you to use mass transit.

POLICIES   

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.

As per the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017, any adult interacting with amateur athletes, defined as a child or minor under the age of 18 that participates in youth running programs or any events hosted or operated by NYCRUNS, has a duty to report a reasonable suspicion of sexual misconduct such as child sex abuse, non-consensual sexual conduct, sexual harassment or intimate relationships involving an imbalance of power within a 24- hour period to local law enforcement by calling the New York State Central Register at 800-635-1522. Participants found to be listed on a sex offender registry, convicted of a sex crime, or caught having, creating, or distributing child pornography will be immediately barred from all NYCRUNS events.

Race Contact

theteam@nycruns.com