NYCRUNS Firecracker 5K


Event Date

Sat, Jul 4, 2015


New York, NY


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5K - Individual

$35 $40 Closed

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Event details and schedule

July 04, 2015

Start time: 9:00 AM

Governors Island

Address: New York Harbor New York, NY

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

Course: Course Map

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.   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.

Packet Pickup: Due to security restrictions on Governor’s Island, packet pickup must be done in advance of race day. A friend or acquaintance may pick up your packet for you–they’ll need only provide your name to packet pickup staff. Packet pickup will take place as follows:

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.

Penguin Random House Audio: NYCRUNS is proud to partner with Penguin Random House Audio for this race…. Listen While You Run!  Check out for FREE AUDIOBOOK DOWNLOADS and great samples to listen to during your next run.

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 note, the ferry is only for registered runners with visible race bibs.  Information regarding the spectator access to the Governor’s Island public ferry will be posted as soon as it is available.

Please check MTA Trip Planner for up to date and detailed mass transit directions and Google Maps for driving directions.

Cost: $35 through 5/31, $40 through 6/30,  $50 thereafter. Online registration will close on 7/3 at 9am. 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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