Avail's Heroes of the Island 5K on Roosevelt Island

Event Date

Sat, Nov 8, 2014


New York, NY

About This Activity

On Saturday, November 8, gather your friends, put on your best superhero garb, and join Avail NYC for the Heroes of the Island 5K on Roosevelt Island. It'll be the perfect opportunity to "get out of the city" (although Roosevelt Island is technically part of Manhattan), do something active, and learn more about how our care network is helping women, couples, and families in NYC build positive futures.

Plus, fall foliage, a ride on the Roosevelt Island tram, and prizes!

Form a team of superheroes or fly solo. Let's run and raise for Avail NYC!

Event details and schedule


The route: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6226605

The reason: To connect with Friends of Avail and help raise $15,000 to support women, couples, and families in NYC.

How to get there: Take the 4/5/6 to 59th Street and then walk to the Roosevelt Island Tram at 59th and 2nd (Riding the tram costs one Metro card swipe) or take the F to Roosevelt Island. The 5K course begins between the subway station and the tram. You won't be able to miss us!

Check-in: 8:15 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. next to the starting line.

Run starts: 9:00 a.m.

Run ends: Whenever you get to the finish line!

Waivers and ID: If you did not complete the waiver online, we will have a paper waiver for you to complete on the day of the race. Please bring a photo ID.

What to Wear: Your most creative, best superhero running outfit.

Brunch: Join other Avail supporters for brunch at the Riverwalk Bar and Grill following the race. $15 includes a brunch item, unlimited coffee/soda/juice/tea, tax, and tip. Be sure to purchase during registration if you'd like to come!


We encourage you to fundraise with a team (up to 4). Create a fundraising page on Active.com, and then reach out to friends and family and ask them to support Avail NYC!

Individual run-raiser challenge: $300 for Avail.

Team run-raiser challenge: Raise $1,000 for Avail.

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