Randall’s Island Park has a rich history of hosting cultural events and continues to do so today. Throughout the year, RIPA provides numerous free drop-in programs such as walking tours, movie nights, waterfront activities and our annual Cherry Blossom and Harvest Festivals. In addition, large special events, produced by independent organizations other than the City and RIPA, offer visitors a great variety of exciting options – continuing the Island’s strong tradition as a central entertainment venue for New York City.

RIPA hosts over 100 free public events each year. These family-friendly drop-in events play an integral role in helping Park visitors explore the Island’s varied points of interest. For additional information contact our Public Programs team at

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Run the River 5K

October 28, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join the Randall’s Island Park Alliance as we Run the River to protect and restore Randall’s Island’s beautiful shoreline and wetland areas which provide habitat for endangered species, improve water quality, and offer space to host environmental education programs.  Whether you’re an athlete in training or just want to enjoy the great outdoors, Run the River is open to runners and walkers of all ages and experience! Click here to register!

This exciting event features:

  • Scenic, certified 5K race course
  • Chip-timed race results
  • Children’s Fun Run (all participants receive a medal!)
  • Post-Race Party
  • Cash awards for top 5K finishers

Each runner will receive a race-day t-shirt and more.  On event day, registration begins at 8:30 AM and the race begins at 10:00 AM.


To become a sponsor or if you have questions, please contact Joseph Rosales at or by phone at (212) 830-7775.


October 28, 2017
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
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