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2018 Riker’s Island Challenge

June 23, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm



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On Saturday, June 23rd 2018 be part of a group of runners that will bolt across the Rikers Island bridge.

The race will start at the foot of the Francis R. Buono Memorial Bridge and runners will head onto the island to complete the challenging 5K course. The course is a point to point with the finish line being in the center of the island. There will be an award ceremony and BBQ directly after the race. All registered runners may have up to 3 spectators join them at the finish line and enjoy the ceremony and BBQ afterwards. All runners and guests must be pre-registered.

The race was brought back 2 years in a row and was only open to Department of Correction and their families. Today we are pleased to announce that the race will be allowing members from other city agencies and members from running clubs across the city are invited to participate in the event.

Registration will take place from 7:00am – 9:00am at the Bulova Center located at 75-20 Astoria Blvd 11370.  No registration will take place at Riker’s island.  All runners and guest will be  provided transportation from the Bulova Center to Rikers. All Guest will be transported to the finish line and registered runner’s will be transported to the start line.

The Registration fee is $27.75 that includes the processing fee

Date: June 23, 2018
Time: 10:00 Sharp

There will be registrations taking place at the Bulova Center located at 75-20 Astoria Blvd 11370 (shirts are not guaranteed for day of registrations)
Check-in will be held for all runners between 7:00am-9:00am at the Bulova Center.
Shuttle service will be provided for all registered runners and their registered guest between the Bulova Center and Rikers Island (Pre/Post Race)

This is a Rain or Shine event


Event Details:


5 – 14
15 – 19
20 – 29
30 – 39
40 – 49
50 – 59

Awards for:

Top 3 Male and Female Finishers
Top 3 Male and Female Finishers in each Age Group
Top 3 Male and Female Finishers in each Age Group for Corrections Facilities

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June 23, 2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Riker’s Island
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