Races / Charity Walks

Roosevelt Island hosts numerous 5K/10K/15K races throughout the year.  Public Safety-approved courses are almost completely confined to the island seawalls, which are vehicle-free.  This ensures a safe and fun experience for runners and walkers!  

Applications for the calendar year are accepted between January 1st and January 31st.  We issue permits for one event per weekend.

$1250 for non-profit events (documentation must be provided)
$2500 for competitive for-profit events

Fees include use of the roadways, seawalls, and Firefighters Field from 6am to noon on the day of the permitted event.  They also include Public Safety assistance, escorts at the front and rear of your participants along the course, and an event manager from RIOC.  Event organizers must provide porta potties and Emergency Medical Services.