432771db 3ea9 4da5 8e44 5bae405ac4ae

NYCRUNS Mother's Day 5K & 10K Benefiting Safe Saturday GS Gold Award

Sunday, May 14, 2017
Firefighters Field - Roosevelt Island 425 Main St Roosevelt IslandNY  10044
Sunday, May 14, 2017
Firefighters Field - Roosevelt Island 425 Main St Roosevelt IslandNY  10044

About This Activity

Start time: 5K: 8:30AM | 10K: 9:30AM 

We love our moms and we know you do too, so what better way to celebrate than with a race in their honor? Of course everyone is welcome to participate, and all ladies will receive a flower at the finish!

Event details and schedule


Safe Saturday is a program that helps at-risk Native American children in one of the poorest areas in the country.  The program operates at the Eagle Butte School on the Cheyenne River Valley Reservation in South Dakota. The school only has four days of school a week, so they have three days off for the weekend rather than two. The students are more likely to become involved with drugs, gangs, alcohol, and other risky activities due to the long weekend. Thus, the school has set up a Safe Saturday program to combat this issue.

Safe Saturday is a day where the students are brought to the school on Saturday to do non-academic activities. These include arts and crafts and organized sports, and since those have been taken out of the budget at the school, this is their only chance for exposure to those activities at all. The problem is that the school doesn’t have enough money to buy art supplies and sports equipment. That’s where we (and you!) come in. Hawkwing, Lucy Fitzpatrick of Girl Scout troop 1033, and NYCRUNS have partnered for Lucy’s Gold Award Project to raise funds and awareness for the Safe Saturday program.

Please donate to our GoFundMe page to help raise money so that the school can get art supplies, full-sized basketball hoops, and two full-sized soccer goals. Thank you so much for all you support! See you on race day!


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, Queens, and beyond: you’re going to have a blast!

5K & 10K Course Map


Bag check and toilets will be provided.The giveaway for this race will be a great tech t-shirt (note: sizes are not guaranteed). Water and Gatorade will be available on the course, and Clif Bar products, bagels, spreads, fresh fruit and more will make up the usual great NYCRUNS post race spread. We'll also have a flower for all ladies– mothers and otherwise– who cross the finish line!


Race day packet pickup will be available near the start line beginning at 7:30 AM.



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!

Through 4/15 $30  
Through 5/6 $35  
Until online registration closes $40  
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.  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. Our awards policies are available here.


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 on Firefighters Field, 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 half a mile north of Firefighters Field. There is no available parking near Firefighter's Field.


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 here.

Organizer Info

Get ACTIVE on the Go

Couch to 5K®
Couch to 5K®

Couch to 5K®

The best way to get new runners off the couch and across the finish line of their first 5K.

Available for iOS | Android

Map & Direction

Firefighters Field - Roosevelt Island 425 Main St Roosevelt IslandNY  10044
Get Directions

Discuss This Activity