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September 26, 2021

NYCRUNS Bat Out Of Hell Gate 5K & 10K

Randall's Island • 20 Randall's Island New YorkNY  10035 Organized by New York City Runs, Inc. $25 instant refund on this event with gift card.

About this event

THE RACE

A 5K & 10K on Randall's Island? Sweet! A bat out of Hell Gate? That's scary! Randall's Island is located at the confluence of some turbulent waterways, notoriously dangerous to navigate for sailors for hundreds of years. Fortunately, you can take the bridge. Actually, you can take several. See you there sailor!

Feel like doing this one independently? You may also choose the virtual option.


THE COURSE

With views of the East River, many bridges, and Manhattan in the distance you'll tour the island’s beautiful waterfront pathways.

5K Course Map

10 Course Map Pending

Event details and schedule

COVID-19

COVID-19 has changed many things about our events. The following procedures are planned for this event. Prior to the race you will receive more information if changes or additions are necessary.

  • You may not attend the event if you have experienced symptoms of COVID-19 or tested positive in the fourteen (14) days prior to the event.
  • If you test positive for COVID-19 within the fourteen days following the event, you must email theteam@nycruns.com so that we may notify staff and participants as necessary.
  • If you are not vaccinated, you must wear a face covering throughout this event other than when running. When running, you may remove the covering only when you can maintain social distance and the covering must remain around your head in some fashion so it can easily be reapplied.
  • In order to manage crowding, spectators are discouraged at the race, particularly at the start and finish. NYCRUNS reserves the right to ask spectators to leave the race site.

THE AMENITIES

Bag check will be provided. To reduce interaction with staff, we encourage you to avoid checking a bag. If you plan on checking a bag, you must use the single clear bag provided by NYCRUNS. You may not put another full bag/backpack/briefcase inside the clear bag. All items must fit inside the clear bag. NYCRUNS reserves the right to search your bag at any time.

Toilets will be provided and cleaned throughout the event.

While we encourage you to bring your own hydration, water and Gatorade will be available at the start, on the course, and at the finish. Bagels, spreads, Dole Fruit Bowls in 100% Juice and more will make up the usual great NYCRUNS post race spread to greet you at the finish line.

The giveaway for this race will be a tech shirt*. Free finish line photos will be available on your results page within a week of the race.

* In order to cut down on waste, we try not to overorder and sizes are not guaranteed.


BIB & SHIRT DISTRIBUTION

There will be no pre-race bib pickup for the in person event. If you register up to ten days before the event using a domestic address, your bib will be mailed to you. If you register after that or using an international address, you must pick up your bib in the festival area. Shirts may be picked up on race day.

Shirts will be mailed to virtual participants. Virtual participants will not receive a bib.

Please make sure the shipping address provided at the time of registration will be valid when your items are shipped, 5 - 10 days before the race.


RESULTS, AWARDS & FINISH LINE PHOTOS

Results will be emailed (often during the race) and the full results will be posted on our results page after the race. Finish line photos will also be available on the results page several days after the event.

Awards will be given to the top three male, female, and non-binary 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.

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.

Note: Overall winners will be determined by gun time and must start in the vaccinated wave.

There are no awards for the virtual event.

Our awards policies are available here.


COST

See chart below. NYCRUNS members receive a 10% discount on this race, race deferral rights, and other perks. You can become a member when you check out.

Race day registration (if available) is online only.

5K & 10K Members Non-Members
Through 8/29 $36 $40
Through 9/19 $41.50 $45
Until Online Registration Ends $45 $50
Virtual Option 50% Above 50% Above

DIRECTIONS

From Manhattan:

Icahn Stadium is about 1.3 miles from the 4,5,6 trains at 125 / Lexington, as well as 1.8 miles from the Q train on 96th and 2nd. Both make for scenic jogs to Race HQ at Icahn.

103rd Street Footbridge

The 103rd Street Footbridge in Manhattan is open to pedestrians and cyclists 365 days per year, 24 hours per day, and connects the East River Esplanade/FDR Drive at 103rd Street with the southern end of Randall’s Island Park.

RFK Triborough Bridge

A walkway along the RFK Triborough Bridge runs between 125th Street and 2nd Avenue and the northwestern section of Randall’s Island Park. Note: the ramp on this walkway exceeds ADA code.

From the Bronx:

The Randall’s Island Connector

The Randall’s Island Connector provides at-grade access to pedestrians and cyclists 365 days per year, 24 hours a day, and runs under the arches of the Hell Gate Bridge railroad trestle between 132nd Street at Willow/Walnut Avenues in the Bronx and the northern shore of Randall’s Island Park.

RFK Triborough Bridge

Walkways on both the eastern and western sides of the RFK Triborough Bridge run between 133rd Street at Cypress Avenue/Bruckner Boulevard and the Bronx Shore Fields area at Randall’s Island Park. Note: these walkways exceed ADA code.

From Queens:

RFK Triborough Bridge

A walkway runs along the RFK Triborough Bridge between Hoyt Avenue and 28th Street, adjacent to the Astoria Boulevard N/W subway station, and the midpoint of Randall’s Island Park, adjacent to the Central Fields. Note: due to stairs this pathway is not ADA accessible.

There is limited parking at Icahn Stadium

Subway/Bus

There is no subway to Randall's Island, but the M35 bus runs to the Island from the Northwest corner of 125th Street and Lexington Avenue. Transfer is available from the Lexington Avenue 4, 5 or 6 subway at 125th Street.

Please check MTA Trip Planner for up to date and detailed mass transit directions and Google Maps for driving directions.


POLICIES

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.

As per the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017, any adult interacting with amateur athletes, defined as a child or minor under the age of 18 that participates in youth running programs or any events hosted or operated by NYCRUNS, has a duty to report a reasonable suspicion of sexual misconduct such as child sex abuse, non-consensual sexual conduct, sexual harassment or intimate relationships involving an imbalance of power within a 24- hour period to local law enforcement by calling the New York State Central Register at 800-635-1522. Participants found to be listed on a sex offender registry, convicted of a sex crime, or caught having, creating, or distributing child pornography will be immediately barred from all NYCRUNS events.

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Randall's Island

20 Randall's Island New YorkNY  10035

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