Randall's Island 10th Annual 'Run the River 5K' Returns

The Randall's Island Park Alliance (RIPA) is holding its 10th annual Run the River 5K on Saturday, September 21 at 9:30 am to raise funds that protect the beautiful waterways, wetlands, and sports fields of the Park. Runners and walkers of all ages and experience levels are invited to attend and participate.

The Run the River 5K starts and finishes in the iconic Icahn Stadium and continues along waterfront pathways featuring spectacular views of the East River and Manhattan. There will be free children's fun runs on the track starting at 10:30 am for kids 12 and under, ranging in distance from 50-200 meters. Awards will be given out to the top finishers in each adult age groups. The 5K will end with a fun post-race party. 

“We are thrilled to partner with NYCRUNS to put on this year’s Run the River 5K, this event is an important part of fundraising efforts and continues to fund our many free family community events and helps us to maintain and sustain the Park,” said Aimee Boden, President of Randall’s Island Park Alliance.  

“NYCRUNS is excited to be a part of Randall’s Island annual 5K and support their mission. This race unlike any others in New York offers runners some of the most scenic pathways along the East River and gives runners a chance to experience Icahn Stadium,” says Steve Lastoe, founder of NYCRUNS, a race production company.

Participants are encouraged to form teams and bring family and friends to enjoy the beautiful course and race day activities. To register for the 5K, please visit https://nycruns.com/races/?race=run-the-river-5k. If you would like to support Randall’s Island, you can donate at https://randallsisland.org/supportus/.

About the Randall's Island Park Alliance:

The Randall's Island Park Alliance (RIPA), founded in 1992, is a public-private partnership with the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation that seeks to realize the unique potential of 330 waterfront parkland acres anchoring Manhattan, the Bronx, and Queens. RIPA works with the City and local communities to provide an innovative and exciting destination through a wide range of sports venues, cultural events, and environmental exploration. As the dedicated steward of Randall's Island Park, the Alliance sustains, maintains, develops and programs the Park to support the well-being of all New Yorkers. The Park offers miles of waterfront pathways, almost nine acres of wetlands, an urban farm, a track, and field stadium, a golf center, a 20-court tennis center, and over 60 new playing fields, as well as the Harlem River Event Site. For more information, please visit http://www.randallsisland.org.

Media Contacts for RIPA:

Jennifer Wainwright

Communications Manager

Randall's Island Park Alliance



Sarah Roberts

Public Relations Consultant

Kent Place Communications



Source: The Randall's Island Park Alliance