Public Prep Memorial Day 5K & 10K
May 29, 2017Start time: 5K: 8:30AM | 10K: 9:30AM
Firefighters Field, Roosevelt Island
This event is our summer season kick-off! Get in some speedy morning miles to brag about at that barbecue later.
ABOUT PUBLIC PREP
Fewer than 1 in 5 NYC public high school graduates complete college, and Public Prep is committed to change that by providing an exceptional PreK-8th grade educational foundation for our scholars and helping to place them in top independent, parochial, and public high schools. In addition, Public Prep schools address other barriers to college completion early on – including family and scholar commitment, financial preparation, and non-cognitive skills such as emotional intelligence.
Public Prep’s unique partnership with NY’s 529 College Savings Program educates our students’ families about the importance of college savings. In addition, Public Prep provides a $50 matching incentive for families who open up accounts for their sons and daughters to encourage them to #racetosave. We are grateful to NY 529’s College Savings Program committing to be a Gold Sponsor of this event. To learn more, visit www.nysaves.org.
Spread the word as we Race for College Completion! Learn more about our college completion initiative here.
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, Queens, and beyond: you’re going to have a blast!
Bag check and toilets will be provided.The giveaway for this race will be a great tech t-shirt (note: sizes are not guaranteed). 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.
If registering on or before 5/5 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. Shipping to domestic US addresses only. Note that shirts will not be mailed, they will be available for pickup at the race.
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!
|Until online registration closes||$40|
|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. 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.
Want to race 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 on Firefighters Field, 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 half a mile north of Firefighters Field. There is no available parking near Firefighter’s Field.
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.