The 2017 TrackTown Summer Series 5K Road Race will take place on July 6 at 6:30 p.m. on Randall’s Island Park. Late starts will not be permitted. Participants will have the chance to run with professional athletes representing the four teams in the Championship meet: New York, San Francisco, Portland and Philadelphia. In addition, registrants will receive t-shirts that represent one of the four teams of the TrackTown Summer Series. These will be randomly assigned. To best be a part of the action, we recommend wearing your t-shirt while you cheer on your team at the Championship meet after your race! We are also excited to announce that the 2017 TrackTown Summer Series 5K Road Race has also been designated as this year’s USATF-NY 5K Championships!
All race participants will receive admission to the TrackTown Summer Series Championship meet with their race bibs.
The 5K Road Race will start adjacent to Icahn Stadium, follow the western edge of the island, and finish on the stadium track. A tentative course map can be found below. Walkers are welcome, but please be advised an alternate finish line may be implemented based on finishing time. The TrackTown Summer Series Championship meet will take place immediately following the conclusion of the 5K Road Race.
– Adult Base Price (june 1–July 5): $30
– Adult Day of Event Registration: $45
– Youth (ages 4–12): $20
Packet Pickup Information
Packet picket-up will be held at JackRabbit, Columbus Circle located at 10 Columbus Circle, Suite 210, New York NY, 10019 at the following times:
- July 4th: 12pm–4pm
- July 5th: 2pm–8pm
Though there will also be last-minute packet pickup at Icahn Stadium on July 6th from 4-6pm, we strongly recommend picking up your packet at JackRabbit to avoid long lines and delays.
Race participants can drop off their bags at the Southwest corner of the track in Icahn Stadium behind the steeplechase pit. Runners should bring their own bags to store their belongings (clear bags will not be provided).
Runners must arrive to check their bags by 5:30pm.
tentative course map:
* Strollers and non-service animals are not permitted on the course.
Alexi Pappas is the first official registrant for the 5K Road Race. Pappas, a 2016 Olympian, broke the Greek national record in the 10,000 meters in Rio. She also acted in and co-directed the film Tracktown. Alexi is excited to see you at the starting line so that you can #RunWithTheBun!
Getting to Icahn Stadium
The TrackTown Summer Series will be providing free shuttles to and from Icahn Stadium to all spectators or road race participants.
Shuttles will depart every 25 minutes from Lexington and E 125th Avenue to Icahn Stadium bus stop. Shuttles will start at 4:00pm and end at midnight. You can get to Lexington and E 125th via subway, by taking the 4, 5, or 6 train.
SUBWAY & BUS
Getting to Randall’s Island Park via subway and bus is easy! Via subway, you take the 4, 5, or 6 train to 125th street. Once there, you can hop on the X80 express bus at 125th street and Lexington avenue, and the X80 will take you directly to the festival entrance. If you wish to walk to the festival from 125th street, you can walk east on 125th street, cross the RFK Bridge, and you’re there! The distance from the 125th subway station to the festival is 1 mile (the equivalent of 20 city blocks).
Please also note that the X80 express bus collects a $6.50 round-trip fare when you board the bus, but if you have come from the subway only $3.75 is deducted. Monthly MetroCards do not work on the X8o bus, so make sure you have a MetroCard with cash on it or exact change so you can pay the X80 driver upon boarding.
WALKING / BIKING
Walking and biking to Randall’s Island Park is easy, and you can get there by crossing the RFK Bridge from Manhattan/125th street (about 15 minutes walking), RFK Bridge from Queens (about 30 minutes walking), or the RFK bridge from the Bronx (about 15 minutes walking). The event is located inside Icahn stadium, so you can simply follow signs toward Icahn.
You can also walk across the footbridge from E. 103rd St. in Manhattan onto Randall’s Island Park. It takes about 20-25 minutes to walk from the Manhattan side of the footbridge to the stadium entrance.
If you plan on biking to the festival, we advise you to come via the 103rd street footbridge.
THERE IS NO PARKING AVAILABLE ON RANDALL’S ISLAND.
There is NO OVERNIGHT PARKING and NO TAILGATING allowed on Randall’s Island.
If you are being dropped off at the festival you may follow these directions:
– From Manhattan
Get on the RFK Bridge at East 125th Street or Exit 18 from FDR Drive (left exit from northbound or right hand exit from southbound Harlem River Drive). Once on the RFK Bridge, E-Z Pass users should stay left for the exit to Randall’s Island Park, immediately after the toll plaza. Those paying cash at the toll should stay to the right and take the entrance ramp to Randall’s Island Park located about a half-mile past the toll plaza on the right hand side.
– From Long Island
Get on the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge from the Grand Central Parkway. Stay right for the exit to Randall’s Island, immediately after the toll plaza.
– From The Bronx
Take the Major Deegan or Bruckner Expressway to the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge. Once on the RFK Bridge continue toward Queens. After the Queens toll plaza, bear right for the Randall’s Island exit (about 200 yards).
– From Brooklyn
Take the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway East to the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge. Stay right for the exit to Randall’s Island Park, immediately after the toll plaza.
– From Queens
Get on the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge from the Grand Central Parkway. Stay right for the exit to Randall’s Island Park, immediately after the toll plaza.
– From New Jersey
From I-80 or the New Jersey Turnpike, get on the George Washington Bridge. Follow signs for Through Traffic (on the upper level, stay to the left, on the lower level, stay to the right) to get onto the Cross Bronx Expressway, then take the Harlem River Drive/Amsterdam Avenue exit. Keep left onto the Harlem River Drive, then stay straight to take FDR Drive South to the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge. On the Bridge, E-Z Pass users should stay left for the exit to Randall’s Island Park, immediately after the toll plaza. Those paying cash at the toll should stay to the right and take the entrance ramp to Randall’s Island Park located about a half-mile past the toll plaza on the right hand side.
– From Westchester
Take I-87 (New York State Thruway) southbound. I-87 will turn into the Major Deegan Expressway. Follow signs to the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge, pass through the tollbooth, and stay to the right. Take the exit for Randall’s Island.
RANDALL'S ISLAND PARK
Randall’s Island Park is one of New York’s City’s most unique and multi-faceted public parks. Located in the middle of the City, the park comprises most of an island in the East River that is situated between Manhattan, The Bronx, and Queens. Featuring a wide array of fields and spaces, Randall’s Island is home to a world class Tennis Center, a full service Golf Center, an IAAF-certified track and field facility (Icahn Stadium), over 60 playing fields, miles of waterfront bike and pedestrian pathways, and a newly renovated Event Lawn where concerts and festivals are held. The Randall’s Island Park Alliance (RIPA), which oversees and governs the island, is celebrating 25 amazing years of progress in transforming Randall’s Island Park into an innovative and exciting destination for sports, recreation, environmental exploration and cultural events. Thanks to their tremendous vision and tireless work since 1992, RIPA has revived the park to what it is today.