Come join the herd on a 5K or 10K stampede around beautiful Roosevelt Island. Instead of a lead bike, follow the big squirrel with the spray-chalked orange tail!*
*not guaranteed. Lead bike likely.
Courses: A map of the 5K & 10K courses can be viewed here. You will enjoy one of a kind views of Manhattan, Queens, and beyond!
Awards: Awards and prize money will be given to the top three male and female runners overall in each race as follows: $100 for 1st Place, $50 for 2nd Place, and $25 for 3rd Place. 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 policy is available here.
Packet Pickup: Pre-race packet pickup on Friday, September 25 from 4-8 PM at JackRabbit Sports – Union Square (42 W. 14th Street, between 5th Ave. and 6th Ave.). Race-day packet pickup will be available at the start line beginning at 7:30 AM. We strongly encourage you to pick up your race materials in advance of race day to avoid lines.
Amenities: Bag check and toilets will be provided. Bagels, spreads and fresh fruit will make up the usual great NYCRUNS post race spread. The giveaway for this race will be a short-sleeve tech shirt with a great squirrelly logo.
Directions: 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, just north of both starting areas and just south of the finish. Please checkMTA 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.
Cost: $35 through 8/23, $40 through 9/6, $45 until online registration closes, and $50 thereafter. NYCRUNS members receive a 10% discount, race deferral rights, and other perks. Race day registration (if available) is cash only. Register early and save us all a lot of hassle!
The standard no-refunds, no-deferrals, no-transfers policy applies, unless you are signed up for the NYCRUNS membership program.