Hey New Yorkers! Looking for a 5K to race this weekend? Look no further than Randall’s Island!
The New York Harriers, my very own running team, is putting on 5K this Saturday, June 30 at 8 a.m. This is no ordinary 5K: it’s sponsored by Skechers ‘Go Run’ and features a USATF certified course that begins and ends at Icahn Stadium, a world class facility that hosts IAAF track and field events like the Adidas Grand Prix Diamond League.
The certified 5K course, with views of the East River and Manhattan in the distance, takes you outside Icahn Stadium along the island’s beautiful waterfront pathways and then returns to the stadium for a spectacular finish on the 400-meter running track.
Stay after the race for a party, including Skechers giveaways (water bottles, hats, shirts) and a shoe raffle. The top 3 male and female finishers will also win cash prizes: 1st $100, 2nd $50, 3rd $25.
As part of the New York Harriers commitment to supporting the local running community, The New York Harriers ‘Go Run’ Randall’s Island 5k will also be the kickoff event to the Northeast Invitation meet at Icahn Stadium for boys and girls ages 6-14. So plan to stick around and watch tomorrow’s track and field stars compete.
The team is also be sponsoring a shoe drive to support Shoes4Africa. So please bring your slightly worn running shoes to donate.
Registration is $20. To register for the race visit: nycruns.com/nyh
The course map is below.