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18th Annual Riverwalk Run!

Saturday, April 14, 2018
Huzienga Plaza One East Las Olas Blvd Ft LauderdaleFL  33301
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Huzienga Plaza One East Las Olas Blvd Ft LauderdaleFL  33301

About This Activity

Lace up your sneakers and join us for the 18th Annual Riverwalk Run at Huizenga Plaza on Saturday, April 14, 2018. This event, hosted by the Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale, will honor the League’s 80 years of service, and its impact on improving the surrounding community.   

The Riverwalk Run is a day of fitness and fun for the whole family.  All fitness levels are encouraged to attend! Options include running the 5 mile USATF Certified Course or the 5K course. A separate 5K Fitness walk is perfect for those who wish to take a slower pace.  Staggered starts for each participating category will be in place.

The picturesque route starts at Huizenga Plaza on Las Olas Boulevard, and then curves along the bank of the New River, wandering through the tree-lined neighborhood streets of Rio Vista, cutting through Smoker Park with views of the New River and the historic Stranahan House before finishing on the signature brick path of the Riverwalk.  

This year your kids can compete, too! Encourage them to sign up for the “Kids’ Fun Run,” a 1K course lined with parents and volunteers to cheer them on. Post-race festivities include a fabulous champagne brunch, activities for kids and an awards ceremony for top race finishers. 

Do you have Furry Friend who'd like to tag along? This year friendly dogs are welcome and they can enjoy their very own Doggy Fun Zone at the event.  Just be sure to sign them up, and don't forget a leash!


The Riverwalk Run will begin at 8:00 a.m. with same day registration and fun activities beginning at 6:45 a.m. The cost of the event is $30 and increases to $35 on March 15th for the 5K/5-mile. Or you can join us for $45 on the day of the race. The Kids’ Fun Run costs $10 in advance and $20 on race day.  And for that special pup, the cost is $10 - even on race day!

More than 1,000 runners are anticipated, so register now to secure your spot and vist for more information and updates.

*strollers permitted.


Event details and schedule


The 18th annual Riverwalk Run will take place on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 8:00am.

Starting Location

Riverwalk Run will take place at Huizenga Plaza, located at:

32 East Las Olas Boulevard in downtown Fort Lauderdale.


From I-95: Take the Broward Blvd Exit. Go East on Broward Blvd. Turn right onto Andrews Avenue. Turn Left onto East Las Olas Blvd. Huizenga Plaza is on the right.  From US-1: Turn West onto Broward Blvd. Turn left onto Andrews Avenue. Turn Left onto East Las Olas Blvd. Huizenga Plaza is on the right.

Start Times & More

6:45 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. – Race Check In, Packet Pick Up & Race Registration 
8:00 a.m. – Race Starts for 5M and 5K Run/Walk 
9:15 a.m. – Kids’ Fun Run starts
9:30 a.m. – Brunch begins for all Riverwalk Run participants and volunteers

Packet Pick Up

IMPORTANT: Anyone who registers after Sunday, April 8, must pick up their race bibs on race day. Early packet pick up will not be available to anyone who registers after April 8.

Early packet pick up will be at Running Wild (2563 East Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304) during the following times:
Wednesday, April 11: 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Thursday, April 12: 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Race day packet pick up: 6:45 - 7:45 a.m. at Huizenga Park 

Timing and Scoring

The Riverwalk Run is a timed event and an official accredited course. Timing and scoring will be provided by a third-party, accredited organization.  More details to come!


The top finishers in each category will receive an award for both 5 Mile & 5K distances:

Open (Overall), Masters (40+), Grand Masters (50+), Senior Masters (60+), Wheelchair athletes, 9 and under, 10-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-69, 70 – 79, 80+

All Kid's Fun Run participants receive a participation medal.

Registration Information

Online registration is available at!  You can register in person at Packet Pick-Up or on the day of the Riverwalk Run beginning at 6:45am. Accepted forms of payment include cash, check, Master Card, Visa and American Express.

  Prior to 
March 14, 2018

March 15 to April 13

Race Day: April 14
5 mile & 5k* $30 $35 $45
Kids' Fun Run $10 $10 $20


Team Registration

If you are a company, or simply have a group of friends who want to participate in Riverwalk Run, we’d love for you to join us! 

Volunteering at Riverwalk Run

Volunteers are an essential part of Riverwalk Run – from cheering on runners along the course to helping with the brunch, every volunteer is an important part of our event.  If you would like to join Riverwalk Run by volunteering, please contact us!

For More Information or to Become a Sponsor of the Riverwalk Run

If you would be willing to donate to support the Riverwalk Run or would like more information, please contact the event chairs – Amanda Mitchell or Jacqueline Costoya


Proceeds from the Riverwalk Run support the mission of the Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale, one of our community's longest serving non-profit organizations. This signature event sustains the Junior League's commitment to key issues affecting our commuity such as human trafficking awareness, assisting adolescents in foster care to independent housing, childhood fitness and nutrition, and more!

Open (Overall)
Masters (40+)
Grand Masters (50+)
Senior Masters (60+)
Wheelchair athletes

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