Sunday 28th October 2018
Firefighters Field - Roosevelt Island: 425 Main St, Roosevelt Island, United States
Apartments on Roosevelt Island go for millions today, but the island holds dark secrets: In the 1800s, it was home to a prison, a smallbox hospital and a lunatic asylum. Is the island haunted? Let’s just say you’d best run a FAST 5K. Luckily, our 3.1 mile fast-and-flat course is likely to be your best 5K of the year, and the gorgeous views of Manhattan skyscrapers and Queensboro bridge will distract you from the island’s spooky past.
After you’ve scared yourself silly, stick around for Halloween treats, including candy! Costumes encouraged!
If you haven't raced at Roosevelt Island before, you're in for a treat. Fast, flat and with one of a kind views of Manhattan and beyond: you're going to have a blast!
Bag check and toilets will be provided. Water and Gatorade will be available on the course, and bagels, spreads, fresh fruit and more will make up the usual great NYCRUNS post race spread to greet you at the finish line. And of course - there will be candy! Free finish line photos and video will be available on the results page. The giveaway for this race will be a tech t-shirt*.
*Sizes are guaranteed – if we don’t have your size at the race, email firstname.lastname@example.org within two days of the race and we’ll ship your shirt to you. Make sure to include the race name, your name, size and shipping address. Shipping to domestic US addresses only.
If registering on or before 10/4 you can choose to have your bib mailed to you for an additional fee of $15. You must choose this option when registering and the bib must be mailed to the address you enter at that time. Shirts will not be mailed; they will be available to pick up at the race. Shipping to domestic US addresses only.
See chart below. 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 to make things easier for us and cheaper for you!
|Until online registration closes||$45|
|Race day (if available)||$50|
Awards will be given to the top three male and female runners overall in each race. 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. Our awards policies are available here.
Finish line photos and video will also be available on the results page. These may not be published for several days.
Want to race this one for free? Volunteer at any of these upcoming events and rack up as much credit as you can. Or in lieu of credit for yourself, you can have us donate $25 per shift to a cause partner of your choice. What’s this all about, anyway? Learn more about the volunteer program here.
Take the F train or Tram to Roosevelt Island. All pre- and post-race activities are at Southpoint Park, 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 3/4 mile north of Southpoint Park. There is no available parking near Southpoint Park.
The standard no-refunds, no-deferrals, no-transfers policy applies, unless you are signed up for the NYCRUNS Membership Program. NYCRUNS members receive a 10% discount, race deferral rights, and other perks. Strollers or dogs are not allowed in NYCRUNS races and you may be disqualified if earbuds or headphones hinder your awareness. You must remain on pace to finish within the time limit in order to receive course support and an official finish time. Please familiarize yourself with our complete policies and rules of competition.
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