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Randall’s Island Park Alliance, Inc.
Randall’s Island Park Alliance to host annual Run the River 5K
October 27th Race will Feature Certified 5K Waterfront Course, Children’s Races & Post-Race Party
NEW YORK, NY (Oct. 25, 2012) —The Randall’s Island Park Alliance will host its third-annual Run the River 5K on Saturday, October 27 at 10 a.m. The 2012 event will be the Alliance’s largest road race to date, with nearly 500 runners and spectators set to visit the Island.
Run the River is one of New York’s most unique and exciting road races, with a waterfront course plotted along the Island’s extensive pathways, offering breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline against the East River. Runners will finish on the newly renovated Mondo track inside the iconic IAAF-certified Icahn Stadium. Run the River will also feature childrens’ races with guaranteed awards for all participants. After the race, the Randall’s Island Young Professionals Council will host a Post-Race Party, featuring snacks, fruit, HoneyDrop beverages, Muscle Milk beverages and Greenport Harbor Brewing Company beer.
All proceeds from Run the River 5K will go to support Randall’s Island Park Alliance, which is a public-private partner of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation and the steward of Randall’s Island Park. Randall’s Island Park is a unique and remarkable waterfront resource, located in the East River with views of the Queens, Bronx and Manhattan shorelines. New waterfront pathways run along the 4.5-mile shoreline, which includes almost nine acres of restored salt marsh and freshwater wetlands. The Park also offers a track & field stadium, a golf center, a 20-court tennis center and more than 60 new playing fields.
The Alliance thanks all of its Run the River 5K sponsors, including Moet Hennessy USA, the John McEnroe Tennis Academy, TourTech, Vallo Transportation, Central Turf & Irrigation Supply, Greenport Harbor Brewing Company, New York Water Taxi, HoneyDrop Beverages, ProPark, Delea Sod Farms, SportCare, Creative Solutions, Utz Snacks, Fairway Market, the Korean Produce Association and Green Mountain Energy.
For more information on Run the River 5K, please visit randallsisland.org/events/run-the-river-5k-3. Runners who have not preregistered may do so at the door beginning at 8:30 a.m.
About The Randall’s Island Park Alliance
The Randall’s Island Park Alliance (RIPA), formerly known as Randall’s Island Sports Foundation, founded in 1992, is a public-private partnership with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation that seeks to realize the unique potential of 480 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 wellbeing of all New Yorkers.
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