It's a wonderful place to run today, but the history of Randall's Island is dark and murky. You may have guessed as much considering it's proximity to Hell's Gate, but did you know that over the years Randall's has been the home of insane asylums, renegade hospitals, potters fields and more? Strange things have happened here...and today is Halloween.
Please be aware that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all aspects of this race are extremely subject to change.
Event details and schedule
COVID-19 has changed many things about our events. The following procedures will be in effect for this event:
- 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.
- 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.
- No guests are allowed at the race site
- Upon entry to the race site, a medical professional will take and record your temperature.
- To avoid crowding, you must show up on time for your designated wave and leave immediately after completing your race.
- Running in a group of two or more is not permitted.
- If you test positive for COVID-19 within the fourteen days following the event, you must email firstname.lastname@example.org so that we may notify staff and participants as necessary.
Prior to the race you will receive details on exact procedures for this event.
We will start the race in multiple socially distant waves, beginning at 7:30 AM. You will select your wave upon registering, but NYCRUNS may adjust it if necessary. There will not be a mass start for any wave, instead you will start 2-4 at a time. You may only run in your designated wave.
New Course ! This new point to point course has been measured for USATF certification. With views of the East River, many bridges, and Manhattan in the distance you'll tour the island’s beautiful waterfront pathways.
Course Map Coming Soon
There are very restricted amenities available for this race and we ask that you be as self-reliant as possible in order to keep the experience as socially distanced as possible.
Bag Check will be available, but in order to minimize contact, please only use it if neccesary.
Portable toilets will be provided and regularly sanitized. Hand sanitizer will be available at all touchpoints.
Water will be available at the start and finish in 6 oz bottles. Water at the finish will be delivered in a goodie bag along with gatorade and a snack.
The giveaway for this race will be a tech t-shirt*. Free finish line photos and video 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 PICKUP & MAILING
There will be no pre-race or race day pickup for this event. The U.S. mail is the only way to get your bib and shirt for this race and is included in the cost of registration. You must have your bib pinned to your chest to enter the race site.
Please make sure the shipping address provided at the time of registration will be valid when bibs and shirts are shipped on September 21st. We strongly recommend NYC shipping addresses due to ship times and the overall tight time frame we are working within.COST
See chart below. NYCRUNS members receive a 10% discount, race deferral rights, and other perks. Registration for this event closes early and there will be no late or race day registration. Register early to make things easier for us and cheaper for you!
|Until online registration closes on 10/26||$60|
RESULTS, AWARDS, FINISH LINE PHOTOS & VIDEO
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.
Due to COVID-19 we are not accepting volunteers for this race. Please check our Volunteer Page to see available shifts for other events. Volunteering at any of these upcoming events will earn you $50 in NYCRUNS race credit! Or in lieu of credit for yourself, you can have us donate $25 to a cause partner of your choice. What's this all about, anyway? Learn more about the volunteer program here.
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.
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
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. Parking is limited at all of our events, we strongly encourage you to use mass transit.
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.