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NYCRUNS Governors Island 5K & 10K

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Tickets $40

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Race around Governors Island, with incredible views over Brooklyn and Manhattan from the shoreline, and raise valuable funds for Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation. There are plenty of activities to enjoy on the island, including a 300-foot zipline, so you can make a family day of it.

How to enter the NYCRUNS Governors Island 5K & 10K

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NYCRUNS Governors Island 5K & 10K routes

The course explores the waterfront of Governor's Island, with stunning views of lower Manhattan, the Brooklyn Coastline, and New York Harbor. 5k runners do 1 lap, and 10k runners do 2 laps of the new course.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Ferry ride
  • Water and Gatorade stations
  • Finisher's race t-shirt
  • Post-race spread: local bagels, fresh fruit
  • Finish-line photos and videos
  • Race timing
  • Finishing satisfaction


  • Both races: 1st/2nd/3rd Men and Women overall
  • 5K: 1st/2nd/3rd Age-group: 9 and under; 10-14; 15-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70+
  • 10K: 1st/2nd/3rd Age-group: 19 and under; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70+
Raceday Logistics

You are advised to collect your race packet before raceday in order to avoid queues. When you register, there is an option to get your race bib mailed to you.

Friday 7th August:

  • 12:00 - Race packet pick-up opens at Paragon Sports, 867 Broadway.
  • 18:00 - Race packet pick-up closes

Saturday 8th August:

  • 07:30 - Latest time to be at the ferry with your bib
  • 09:00 - 5K and 10K races start
  • 10:02 - Cut-off time for 5K
  • 11:05 - Cut-off time for 10K

Up to 4 people can join you to spectate and cheer you on. They must pay $20 for the ferry ride. Spectators will be given a bib, which allows them on the ferry and gives them access to post-race food and drink. Buy these bibs at packet pickup or at registration.

Children under 3 do not need a bib.


If you volunteer at an NYC run, you will get $50 in race credit for any future event. Alternatively, $25 will be donated to a charity of your choice.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I sign-up on the day?
If the event has not already sold out, tickets can be bought at an added cost of $10.
What are the age restrictions?
5k: Participants must be aged 6 or over 10k: Participants must be aged 12 or over
Is there a cut-off time?
5k: within 1hr2mins (20 mins per mile) 10k: within 2hr5mins (20 mins per mile) If you are slower than this pace, there will no longer be aid stations and on-course amenities provided, and you may be asked to stop.
Where can I leave my bags?
There will be a bag check area provided in the Park, near the start line.
Are there toilets?
Yes, there will be toilets provided.
Where can I find my results?
Your results will be emailed to you, and the full results will be posted on the event organiser's website. You will also be able to view your finishing line photos and videos.
Are dogs or strollers allowed?
No, dogs and strollers are not permitted on the course.
Can I wear headphones?
It is not permitted to wear headphones during the race. If you desperately want to listen to music, you are allowed to wear one earbud in. If you are seen wearing both earbuds or headphones, you may be disqualified.
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NYC Runs

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NYC Runs
There are now over 24 running events organised by NYC runs, with thousands of participants. The biggest events in their calendar are the Brooklyn Marathon & Half Marathon and the Newport Half Marathon. With professional timing, accurately-measured courses, and a world-class medical team, these events are brilliantly organised. The post-race festivals guarantee that athletes will have the best possible experience.

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