NYCRUNS Firecracker 5K

Event Date

Fri, Jul 4, 2014


New York, NY

About This Activity

Enjoy this rare chance to run on Governor’s Island and celebrate the 4th of July! The NYCRUNS Firecracker 5K 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.

Event schedule and times

Start time: 9:00 AM
Address: New York Harbor New York, NY

Course Map: A course map will be provided in June (the island isn’t open until Memorial Day)

Awards: Awards will be given to the top 3 male and female runners overall and the top 3 in each ten-year age group approximately one hour after the race begins.

Packet Pickup: Due to security restrictions on Governor’s Island, packet pickup must be done in advance of race day. We will offer packet pickup options in Brooklyn on 7/2 and in Manhattan on 7/3. Both packet pickups will be from 4-8PM, locations TBD. There  will be no raceday packet pickup whatsoever.

Amenities: Bag check and toilets will be provided. The giveaway for this race will be a short sleeve shirt. Bagels, spreads and fresh fruit will make up the usual great NYCRUNS post race spread.

NYCRUNS’ protein beverage sponsor, Muscle Milk, will be at the race with tons of free
product samples, including ice-cold Muscle Milk recovery sports nutrition drink, and an awesome recovery area, featuring yoga mats and foam rollers for your convenience.  Muscle Milk’s representatives will also be onsite to answer all of your recovery questions.

Directions:  There’s only one way to get to the island – the Governor’s 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 check MTA Trip Planner for up to date and detailed mass transit directions and Google Maps for driving directions.

Cost: $35 through 6/1, $40 through 6/29, and $50 thereafter. NYCRUNS members receive a 5% discount, race deferral rights, and other perks. Race day registration will NOT be available for this race.

The standard no-refunds, no-deferrals, no-transfers policy applies, unless you are signed up for the NYCRUNS membership program.

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