Registration: 7 AM
Program & Activities: 8:30 AM - 12 PM
Have questions? Contact us. We'd be happy to help!
Day of Event Information
Date: June 15, 2013
Location: NEW SITE, SAME ISLAND! Nolan Park on Governors Island, New York, NY
Registration: 7:00 AM
Ferries to Governors Island: 7:00 AM for Volunteers; 7:30, 8:15 and 9:00 AM for participants.
Program and Activities: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
5K Walk begins: Promptly at 9:30 AM
Walk Day and Ferry Information
The ferry is included in your registration and there will not be an additional cost. Day of Event Registration opens at 7:00 AM in the Battery Maritime
Building located at 10 South Street, adjacent to the Staten Island Ferry in
NEW THIS YEAR Pre-Registered Walkers may go
directly to the ferry, and check in at the site. Our new site is just a 5
minute walk from the ferry landing.
A selection of breakfast items and coffee will be provided at the
NBTS has arranged for earlier ferries for event participants, with the
first of these at 7:30 AM and then one at 8:15 AM and the final at 9:00 AM. The
public ferry for the short trip to Governors Island begins service at
10:00 AM. Please note that these special ferry departures are limited to
registered participants, event staff and volunteers ONLY. Upon reaching
Governors Island, Volunteers and signs will lead you to the site.
Registration fees include an event T-shirt (for pre-registered
participants ONLY), food, beverages, and full access to activities. Event
T-shirts may be collected at the event site. To guarantee yourself a T-shirt, register today!
Event program starts at
9:00 AM, followed by the 5K walk promptly at 9:30 AM. The 2.6 mile walk will
take place entirely on Governors Island. It is completely paved, and is
stroller and wheelchair accessible. The route will circle the northern
perimeter of the island with views of the NYC skyline, Brooklyn, and New York
Harbor. The start/finish line is at Nolan Park - a bucolic, four acre
manicured green, surrounded by houses and buildings that date back to 1810. View the route map.
This is not a race and participants are not required to walk the full course –
it is easy to stop after only half. Those who wish to remain in Nolan Park
during the walk are welcome to do so.
The event will conclude at approximately
12 noon. Return Ferries run every half hour, and are available all afternoon.
Feel free to stay after the event and enjoy all the Island activities for the
rest of the day. Everyone is required off the island by the last ferry back to
Manhattan at 7:00 PM. See the
full ferry schedule for more details. Rain or shine the event will
go on! In the event of rain, we will build extra tents to help keep you dry –
but please be prepared. Regardless of weather, layered clothing, wind breakers,
sunglasses, and sunscreen are recommended.
Getting to the event
View maps and directions
One NY Plaza
$41 car, $51 SUV
55 Water St
$15 early bird [must enter between 5am and 10am]
400 spaces available