Tip Of The Day

Set a Date

No matter if it is your first 5K race or your hundredth, when you register for a 5K race it will keep you motivated and on task to reach your goal of running a successful 5K race. By actually setting up a date on your calendar, you pinpoint the time that you have to be ready to step on that starting line of your 5K race.

Prepare a training schedule immediately after booking your 5K race. New runners should begin with light training and build into a longer running routine.

NYCRUNS GO NUTS FOR DONUTS 5K & 10K

THE RACE

Even Homer Simpson has been known to run the occasional 5K to get a donut and now you can too! You can even run a 10K if you like. Afterwards we recommend a jelly, no wait custard filled...or maybe glazed? Yeah, I better run the 10K.

Event details and schedule

COURSE

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


AMENITIES

Donuts! Donuts! Donuts! Bag check and toilets will be provided. Water and Gatorade will be available on the course, and should you be concerned about eating too many donuts, fresh fruit will also be available at the finish line.  And of course - there will be donuts! The giveaway for this race will be a tech t-shirt*.

*Sizes are guaranteed – if we don’t have your size at the race, email theteam@nycruns.com within two days of the race and we’ll ship your shirt to you. Make sure to include the race name, your name, size and shipping address.


PACKET PICKUP

Race day packet pickup will be available in the festival near the starting line beginning at 7:00 AM. There will be no off site packet pickup for this event.


BIB MAILING

If registering on or before 8/16 you can choose to have your bib mailed to you for an additional fee of $15. You must choose this option when registering and the bib must be mailed to the address you enter at that time. Shirts will not be mailed; they will be available to pick up at the race. Shipping to domestic US addresses only.


COST

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 7/26 $35  
Through 9/10 $40  
Until online registration closes $45  
Race day (if available) $50  

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.  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.

Finish line photos and video will also be available on the results page. These may not be published for several days.


VOLUNTEER

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.


DIRECTIONS

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.


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.

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