The Cause: 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.
Form a team, fundraise on our Crowdrise page, and spread the word as we Race for College Completion! Learn more about our college completion initiative here.
Courses: A map of the 5K & 10K courses can be viewed here.
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 policies are available here.
Packet Pickup:Pre-race packet pickup will be on Friday, May 27 from 4-8 PM atJackRabbit – Union Square (42 W. 14th Street, between 5th Ave. and 6th Ave.). Raceday packet pickup will be available beginning at 7:30 AM. We strongly encourage you to pick up your race materials in advance of race day to avoid lines and delays.
Amenities: Bag check and toilets will be provided. Bagels, spreads, fresh fruit and more will make up the usual great NYCRUNS post race spread. The giveaway for this race will be a t-shirt.
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, 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.
Cost: $35 through 5/1, $40 through 5/22, $45 until online registration closes. Raceday registration, if available, will be $50. 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 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.