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New York Road Runner Events for May

New York Road Runners Round-Up: May 2016 Events

NYRR will host events for runners of all ages
and abilities in May, with many races set to be festive and fun for the
whole family. Contact information for each event is below, and
registration information is available on
nyrr.org. Please reach out to the NYRR media staff with any questions about coverage.

Global Running Day ‰ÛÒ
Pledging open

Date & Location:

Monday, May 2, 2016

 

Event Hashtag:

#GlobalRunningDay

PR Contact:

Lauren Doll, NYRR: ldoll@nyrr.org or

(o) 212-423-2271 (c) 347-931-1232

Pledging opens for Global Running Day and the
first-ever Million Kid Run, which will take place June 1. Runners of all
ages and abilities can add their name to the list of runners from all
over the world who are coming together to celebrate
the sport. For more information about the event, please visit
here
.

Japan Run (4M) ‰ÛÒ
At capacity

Date & Location:

Sunday, May 8, 2016

8:00 a.m., Central Park, Manhattan

 

Event Hashtag:

#JapanRun

PR Contact:

Lauren Doll, NYRR: ldoll@nyrr.org or

(o) 212-423-2271 (c) 347-931-1232

Celebrate traditional and contemporary Japanese
culture at this four-mile race in Central Park, now in its 10th year.
The race and accompanying kids‰Ûª races are part of Japan Day at Central
Park, which stars immediately after the run and
features a variety of Japanese food, activities, and stage
performances. For more information about the event, please visit
here.

UAE Healthy Kidney 10K
‰ÛÒ At capacity

 

Date & Location:

Saturday, May 14, 2016

9:00 a.m., Central Park, Manhattan

 

Event Hashtag:

#UAEHK10K

 

PR Contact:

Stuart Lieberman, NYRR:
slieberman@nyrr.org
or
(o) 212-548-7332 (c) 646-770-6987

 

Join NYRR and the Embassy of the United Arab
Emirates to celebrate the 12th annual UAE Healthy Kidney 10K. The event
includes some of the

world‰Ûªs top athletes
, a fast course for runners chasing PRs, a great
cause to inspire everyone, finisher medals, and excellent giveaways.
For more information about the event, please visit the website
here.

NYRR Youth Running Series at UAE Healthy Kidney 10K
‰ÛÒ Open

 

Date & Location:

Saturday, May 14, 2016

11:15 a.m., Central Park, Manhattan

 

Event Hashtag:

#NYRRYRS

 

PR Contact:

Laura Paulus, NYRR: lpaulus@nyrr.org or
(c) 646-241-3527

 

 

Kids ages 7-18 will have the chance to enjoy spring road racing with
this 1.7-mile run in Central Park. This race will be staged in three age
groups: 7-10 years, 11-13 years, and 14-18 years. Additional
information can be found

here
.

Airbnb Brooklyn Half
‰ÛÒ At capacity

 

Date & Location:

Saturday, May 21, 2016

7:00 a.m., Brooklyn

 

Event Hashtag:

#AirbnbBKHalf

 

PR Contact:

Emily Gallagher, NYRR:
egallagher@nyrr.org
or
(o) 212-423-2287 (c) 646-737-3840

 

The Airbnb Brooklyn Half, the largest half-marathon in the country, is
an iconic 13.1-mile journey through the amazing borough of Brooklyn. The
race starts near the Brooklyn Museum and ends with a finish line like
no other on the Coney Island boardwalk. Visit
here for more information about the event.

NYRR Kids‰Ûª Boardwalk Run at the Airbnb Brooklyn Half
‰ÛÒ Open

 

Date & Location:

Saturday, May 21, 2016

7:00 a.m., Brooklyn

 

Event Hashtag:

#NYRRBoardwalkRun

 

PR Contact:

Laura Paulus, NYRR: lpaulus@nyrr.org or
(c) 646-241-3527

 

 

 

Hundreds of kids will run a mile on the Coney Island Boardwalk, one of
Brooklyn‰Ûªs most iconic landmarks. This race will be staged in three age
groups: 7-10 years, 11-13 years, and 14-18 years. Additional information
can be found

here
.

 

 

NYRR Open Runs

This community-based initiative brings free
weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks across New York City.
Below are the weekly NYRR Open Runs for May. For NYRR Open Run media
inquiries, please email
media@nyrr.org

 

Borough

Location

Time

Where to Meet

Bronx

St. Mary‰Ûªs Park

Saturdays, 9:00 a.m.

Intersection of Eagle Ave. and 149th St.

Brooklyn

Brooklyn Bridge Park

Thursdays, 7:00 p.m.

South side of Fornino on Pier 6

Brooklyn

Marine Park

Saturdays, 9:00 a.m.

Intersection of Isham St. and Seaman Ave.

Manhattan

Inwood Hill Park

Saturdays, 9:00 a.m.

Near the track

Queens

Astoria Park

Saturdays, 9:00 a.m.

Near the track

Queens

Cunningham Park

Sundays, 9:00 a.m.

Comfort Station off Union Turnpike

Staten Island

Silver Lake Park

Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m.

Lake bridge, down the hill from intersection of Victory Blvd. and Eddy St.

Staten Island

Conference House Park

Saturdays, 9:00 a.m.

Off Hylan Blvd., next to parking lot


About New York Road Runners

Founded in 1958, New York Road Runners has grown
from a local running club to the world‰Ûªs premier community running
organization, whose mission is to help and inspire people through
running. NYRR‰Ûªs commitment to New York City‰Ûªs five boroughs
features races, community events, youth running initiatives, school
programs, and training resources that provide hundreds of thousands of
people each year, from children to seniors, with the motivation,
know-how, and opportunity to
Run for Life. NYRR‰Ûªs premier event, and the largest marathon in
the world, is the TCS New York City Marathon. Held annually on the first
Sunday in November, the race features 50,000 runners, from the world‰Ûªs
top professional athletes to a vast range
of competitive, recreational, and charity runners. To learn more, visit

www.nyrr.org
.

 

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