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NYCRUNS Haunted Island 5K & 10K
Oct 28, 2023
Governors Island - Governors Island - Colonels Row Green
Governors Island was completely off limits to normal New Yorkers for 200 years and now it’s a wonderful destination with the best views of lower Manhattan, the Brooklyn coastline, and the New York Harbor. What nobody tells you about though is the terrifying history of the place. Military prisoners, accidents, tragedies, and more — let’s just say you’d best run a FAST 5K or 10K. Costumes encouraged!
Your entry to the NYCRUNS Haunted Island 5K and 10K includes a ferry ride, your race-entry, a snazzy tech t‑shirt, and post-race eats. Then make a day of it and stick around for island fun, including all sorts of Halloween goodness.
NYCRUNS produces running events that exceed the standards of the biggest events in the world while providing the atmosphere of a true community race. That means producing accurately measured and timed races with appropriate on-course support, exceptional race swag, and a festival that truly makes you want to celebrate your accomplishments with friends, all with the greatest city in the world as a jaw-dropping backdrop. NYCRUNS puts on about 35 races annually in New York City including the Queens Half Marathon, the Brooklyn Marathon, the Central Park Half Marathon, and the iconic Empire State Building Run-Up.
See below for past programs and events on Governors Island.