The River Project's Shad Run

5K, 5 Mile

Event Date

Sat, Apr 26, 2014


New York, NY

About This Activity

Join The River Project this spring for the Shad Run! Run or walk alongside legendary schools of the Hudson River’s American shad as they make their annual swim upriver from the ocean to their historic freshwater spawning grounds. This great new 5K run and 1.5 mile walk is a fundraiser for The River Project and it features a fabulous scenic route, supports a great cause, and will be a whole lot of fun for all ages and abilities! Dogs are welcome to join the walk (but not the run please) and there will be Small Fry (kids) events and post-race marine science talks and activities at Pier 40 as well. Get the whole family involved in conserving the Hudson!

Course: The out-and-back 5K course starts at Pier 25 and heads north to Pier 54 where you turn around and return to the finish at Pier 25. The walk also starts at Pier 25 but turns around sooner (at Pier 40). A map will be provided.

Time Limit: The official time limit is 1 hour for each event.

5K Awards: Awards will be given to the top 3 male and female runners and the top 3 finishers in each ten year age group. The awards ceremony will begin no later than 9:30 AM.

Packet Pickup: TBD. There will be pre-race and race day pickup available.

Amenities: A great techie shirt will be the giveaway for this race and the usual great NYCRUNS post-race spread will greet you at the finish line. Bag check and toilets will be provided. H20 will be available on the course.

Directions: Take the ACE to Chambers St. or the 123 to Chambers St.  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.

Cost: $35 through 4/6, $40 through 4/20, and $45 race-week. Race day registration (if available) will be $50.00.

Join the official Shad Run Charity Fundraising Team HERE!

The standard no-refunds, no-deferrals, no-transfers policy applies. Please see the policies page and the rules of competition for other pertinent information.

About The River Project
The River Project is a marine science field station founded in 1986 at Pier 26 in Tribeca, on the lower west side of Manhattan, in New York City. The River Project works to protect and restore the ecosystem of the Hudson River Estuary through scientific research, hands-on environmental education, and urban habitat improvement.  To learn more about The River Project’s research and education programs, please go to

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Event schedule and times

Packet Pickup- 7:30AM

5K Race- 8:30AM

1.5 Mile Walk- 9:30 AM

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