After Lauren Beam passed away in September 2011, Lauren’s fan club of supporters (Team Beam), spontaneously organized an informal run in Central Park as a way to keep her unbelievable spirit and sheer determination alive. This annual run was born from that day, and represents something Lauren loved to do – run – as well as something that helps the human spirit defy the effects of cancer and fighting it.
The 2014 Lauren Beam Foundation 5K River Run is our second anual race, and we are excited to continue the tradition of celebrating Lauren Beam’s life and raising money for young men and women battling cancer.
Race starts and finishes at Pier 46. Runners will head south, run around pier 45, run south to and around pier 25, then head north again, running once more around pier 45 and then to the finish.
Spectators can catch the race anywhere along the race route in Hudson River Park. The start and finish line are at PIER 46 and there are great viewing spots at the turnaround at Pier 25. Subway options include the 1 train to Christopher Street, or a little further away the A, B, C, D, E, F or M trains to West 4th Street.
Event details and schedule
Sunday, November 9, 2014 @ 9:00 am
NUMBER AND RACE PACKET PICK UP LOCATION
Saturday, November 8, 12:00 pm to 4:00 p.m. @ NYU's Coles Sport and Recreation Center at 181 Mercer Street in Manhattan
There will be race-day pickup from 7:30 am to 8:30 am on Sunday, November 9 at the START LINE for people who register on the day of the race (pending availability.) People who cannot pick up on Saturday can pick up race materials race-day also, but we recommend you pick up on Saturday to avoid any last minute delays.
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The Lauren Beam Foundation