(But the Pasta Party is still on!)

The weather forecast for this weekend is frightful and having an impact on race attendance. We regret that, as a result, we are cancelling the 5K on Sunday, October 28. That is the disappointing news. 

We apologize for any inconvenience. If you are still eager to run on Sunday, NYCRUNS invites you to participate in their Roosevelt Island race—see details below—at no additional charge. Interested? Be sure to email sps.studentaffairs@nyu.edu by 4 p.m. today, October 26, and we will ensure that your registration is transferred.

Your enthusiasm to participate and raise scholarship funds for NYUSPS students is greatly appreciated. If you would like a refund of your registration/donation, please email sps.studentaffairs@nyu.edu and you will be reimbursed.

Please note, the 5K T-shirts, an unusual memento of “the year we got rained out” will be distributed today, Friday, October 26, in the lobby of NYUSPS, 7 East 12th Street, from 5 – 7:30 p.m., during the Pasta Party. Alternatively, we can send you a T-shirt via regular mail. Again, please write to sps.studentaffairs@nyu.edu, and be sure to include your mailing address and T-shirt size.

Thank you again and we wish you a happy Sunday. Please confirm receipt by return e-mail—we want to ensure that everyone gets the message—and that no one treks at dawn to a cold, rainy, and deserted Hudson River Park.

Looking forward to next time!


Here's the info for the Roosevelt Island Race:
START TIME: 9 a.m.
Roosevelt Island, 425 Main Street

The NYU School of Professional Studies has organized the Fourth Annual NYUSPS 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, October 28, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. This event raises funds to support scholarships at NYUSPS, which help students to complete their education and get off to a running start!

Join alumni, students, faculty members, administrators, and friends of NYUSPS, for this exciting event. What better way to enjoy a weekend morning than at a race through beautiful Hudson River Park?

There also will be a Young Runners ½ mile run, for participants ages 8-16 immediately following the completion of the 5K.


Take advantage of reduced pricing with early bird registration.
See chart below.

  Early Bird (thru 10/10) October 26 until online registration closes
Alumni, Faculty, Staff and Friends $35.00 $45.00
SPS Students $20.00 $25.00
Young Runners (age 16 & under) $10.00 $15.00

Make a donation

Whether running or not, we encourage you to make a donation at http://giving.nyu.edu/nyusps5k.


If you would like to volunteer at the race, please sign up at: 5KRUNvolunteer2018.

Course Information

The race starts at Pier 84, at West 44th Street and 12th Avenue and continues south along the flat and fast running path that hugs the Manhattan waterfront. You'll enjoy scenic views down to Pier 62 at Chelsea Piers and then will run back up again to the original starting point.

5K (3.1 miles) course map here.

Time Limit

The official time limit is 60 minutes to complete the 5K.


Awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers.

Packet Pickup

We recommend you pick up your bib and t-shirt on Friday October 26 between the hours of 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the lobby of the NYUSPS building at 7 East 12th Street.

You also are invited to join us for the NYUSPS Fourth Annual 5K Pre-Race Party starting at 5:00 p.m. This kick-off event provides a place to mingle with fellow runners, event volunteers, current students, faculty members, and our sponsors prior to the race.

Bib and t-shirt pickup also will be available on race day near the starting line beginning at 8:00 a.m.


A t-shirt is included with your registration. Bag check and restrooms will be available. Water will be provided on the course. Bagels and refreshments will be served after the race.


Please check MTA Trip Planner for up to date and detailed mass transit directions and Google Maps for driving directions. We strongly encourage you to use mass transit.

Subway: Take the A, C, E, subway to 42nd Street and walk west crossing 12th Avenue (West Side Highway), then walk north to West 44th Street. Or take the M-42 West Bus from 42nd Street to Hudson River (12th Avenue). Pier 84 is opposite West 44th Street across 12th Avenue (West Side Highway).

Bus: From 42nd Street, take the M-42 “Cross-town 42nd Street Pier” bus directly to the Circle Line Pier and walk one block north to Pier 84. Or take the M-42 “Cross-town Javits Center” bus to the 11th Avenue stop and walk one block west and two blocks north to Pier 84. From 49th Street, take the M-50 “Cross-town 42nd Street Pier” bus directly to the Circle Line pier, and walk one block north to Pier 84.

Path: Take the Path Train to 33rd Street and then take the N, Q, R, W subway to 42nd Street. Walk west on 42nd Street crossing 12th Avenue (West Side Highway), then walk north to West 44th Street. Pier 84 is opposite West 44th Street across 12th Avenue. You can also take the M-42 West Bus to Hudson River (12th Avenue).


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