Riverdale Run & Fun Day is May 19!

Join us for a 5K run or 1K fun run/walk

Celebrate health and community with a 5K Run for individual runners, a 1K Fun Run/Walk for casual runners and walkers, and a post-race Fun Day celebration with loads of family-friendly events and activities.

Sunday, May 19, 2024 
7:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Riverdale Y
5625 Arlington Ave
Bronx, NY 10471

Fun Day Activities:

  • 5K Timed Run
  • 1K Fun Run/Walk
  • Post-Race Celebration

Proceeds from the event will help fund community programs and services provided by Riverdale Y, such as:

  • Addressing Food Injustice: Our volunteers provide food through our monthly food pantry, pop events, and other unique partnerships to support our neighbors with healthy meals.
  • Providing Enriching Older Adults Services: Riverdale Y is a second home for nearly 1,000 older adults who take advantage of hot meals, social activities, and tech support. We are a crucial resource for ensuring a high quality of life for older adults and are dedicated to expanding intergenerational programs and fostering relationships between teens and older adults.
  • Developing Civic-Minded Teen Leaders: We engage teens from diverse educational backgrounds to participate in community service, leadership development, intergenerational programming, and volunteer support across many areas of our work in the community.

Course Maps

5K Run

1K Fun Run/Walk

Event Details

The Riverdale Run & Fun Day is an annual community event hosted by the Riverdale Y. This year, the Riverdale Y will host a timed 5K run for individual runners, an untimed 1K family-friendly fun run/walk, and a post-race celebration with activities, games, and fun.

The Riverdale Run & Fun Day is held at the Riverdale Y located at 5625 Arlington Ave, Bronx, NY 10471 on Sunday, May 19, 2024 from 7:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Proceeds from the Riverdale Run & Fun Day will help fund the community programs and services provided by Riverdale Y, such as:

  • Addressing Food Injustice: Our volunteers provide food through our monthly food pantry, pop events, and other unique partnerships to support our neighbors with healthy meals.
  • Providing Enriching Older Adults Services: Riverdale Y is a second home for nearly 1,000 older adults who take advantage of hot meals, social activities, and tech support. We are a crucial resource for ensuring a high quality of life for older adults and are dedicated to expanding intergenerational programs and fostering relationships between teens and older adults.
  • Developing Civic-Minded Teen Leaders: We engage teens from diverse educational backgrounds to participate in community service, leadership development, intergenerational programming, and volunteer support across many areas of our work in the community.

Yes! We love your support! You can help by volunteering and/or donating to our programs. 

If you’re interested in volunteering, please click here.

If you’re in a position to donate, please do so here.

There is no parking available at the event. We encourage you to take public transit or alternative modes of transportation. 

There is no bag check available. 

Hatzalah will be present as well as the NYPD. 

Yes, the post-race fun day celebration is a community-centric free event for participants and spectators. 

Race Details

No. The courses are not certified.

Registered children (ages 3-15) can participate in the 5K Run or the 1K Family Run/Walk but must be accompanied by a registered adult (18 & over). Children 2 & under are free.

You may walk the race provided you complete the course in 60 minutes. 

No. There will be no porta potties. You are permitted to use the restrooms in the Riverdale Y facility.

Yes. We will have water stations at the start/finish and approximately half way through the course.

The 5K Run will be a timed race and will be posted online by EliteFeats timing company. 

The 1K Fun Run/Walk will not be timed. 

The race will start at 8:00 AM in front of the Riverdale Y located at 5625 Arlington Ave, Bronx, NY 10471. Please plan on arriving by 7:30 AM.

Registration

1K Run/Walk

Early bird fee is $18 through 4/26
Regular fee is $25 starting 4/27 until event day

5K Run

Early bird fee is $36 through 4/26
Regular fee is $45 starting 4/27 until event day

Register before 4/27 and get your first name on your bib! Finishers get a medal and a T-shirt.

Registered children (ages 3-15) can participate in the 1K Family Run/Walk but must be accompanied by a registered adult (18 & over). Children 2 & under are free.

You can walk with a stroller in the 1K Fun Run/Walk. We do not permit strollers in the 5K Run. 

There are no refunds on registration fees or donations for Riverdale Run & Fun Day. This event is rain or shine.

Bib pick and on-site registration will be held in the lobby at the Riverdale Y during the following days/times:

  • Monday, May 13 1:00 – 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday, May 14 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Wednesday, May 15 1:00 – 6:00 PM
  • Thursday, May 16 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Friday, May 17 1:00 – 6:00 PM

 

If you are picking up for a friend, please have a copy of their confirmation email at packet pick up.

You must know your bib number to pick up your bib. If you do not know your bib number there will be a Self Lookup area.

If you register more than 24 hours in advance, your bib number will be texted or emailed to you at least 2 hours before bib pickup.

If you register within 24 hours of bib pickup please bring your confirmation email, either on your phone or printed, to be assigned a bib.

Ready to run, walk, and have some fun?

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