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Saturday, September 15, 2018

NYCRUNS Go Nuts For Donuts 5K

Start Time: 9:00 AM
Roosevelt Island
425 Main St.
New York, NY


New Yorkers love to multitask, and this race hits the jackpot. Get your runner’s high and your sugar high simultaneously! Run your heart out, then re-fuel with your fill of puffy round goodies in all the classic jelly, frosted, glazed, sugared and custard-filled varieties. Roosevelt Island is the venue for this Homer-Simpson-approved race. Enjoy killer midtown Manhattan and Long Island City views while racing this fast, flat, and super scenic course in the heart of NYC, yet a world away from the hustle and bustle.


If you haven't raced at Roosevelt Island before, you're in for a treat. Fast, flat and with one of a kind views of Manhattan and beyond: you're going to have a blast!

5K Course Map


Donuts! Donuts! Donuts! Bag check and toilets will be provided. Water and Gatorade will be available on the course, and should you be concerned about eating too many donuts, fresh fruit will also be available at the finish line.  And of course - there will be donuts! Free finish line photos and video will be available on the results page. The giveaway for this race will be a tech t-shirt*.

*Sizes are guaranteed – if we don’t have your size at the race, email theteam@nycruns.com within two days of the race and we’ll ship your shirt to you. Make sure to include the race name, your name, size and shipping address. Shipping to domestic US addresses only.


Race day packet pickup will be available in the festival area near the starting line beginning at 7:30 AM. There will be no off-site packet pickup for this event.


If registering on or before 8/16 you can choose to have your bib mailed to you for an additional fee of $15. You must choose this option when registering and the bib must be mailed to the address you enter at that time. Shirts will not be mailed; they will be available to pick up at the race. 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!

Through 7/26 $35
Through 9/3 $40
Until online registration closes $45
Race day (if available) $50


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.

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.


Take the F train or Tram to Roosevelt Island.  All pre- and post-race activities are at Southpoint Park, a short walk from public transit, close to the start and finish.

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. If you do choose to drive, please park in the garage where you exit the bridge, roughly 3/4 mile north of Southpoint Park. There is no available parking near Southpoint Park.


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.

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