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GET READY TO CONNECT & SHARE HOPE with us in NEW YORK, NY!

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CAPTURING RACE DAY EXCITEMENT

The race details below will provide you with all the information you need to plan your perfect New York Teen Race of Hope 5k experience from start to finish. This teen focused event provides important connectedness by uniting teens around the city in a common cause. We cannot wait to share all of the fun that we have planned as we work to defeat depression.

The state of teen mental health across the nation is urgent.  ACCORDING TO THE CDC:
Every day, almost 4,000 children and teens attempt suicide.

Event details

5K RACE DETAILS & EVENT TIMELINE

sign up

Join fellow teen runners and walkers along with their family, friends, and school administrators to participate in the Teen Race of Hope 5k to Defeat Depression in New York. Our goal is to encourage teen connection, inclusion, and build a fun and supportive environment to learn about depression. Together, we can reduce the stigma associated with seeking help and provide the important tools to support those experiencing depression.

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Register online today to join us at the New York Teen Race of Hope 5k to Defeat Depression! Hurry as this event will fill up quickly.
 

  • Be among the first 500 registrants to pick up a race packet and you'll receive a race bib and commemorative gear (shirt & hat) to celebrate your race.

  • Gear and sizes are available in limited quantities and offered at packet pick up on a first come first served basis.

  • Don't want your gear? Select size, "I don't want any gear" to donate your shirt and hat back to the event and only receive a bib & optional Finisher Medal when you complete your race.

  • After all gear has been handed out, no further gear, refunds, or cost adjustments will be offered.

  • 100% of all proceeds go directly to depression research.

RACE REGISTRATION

COST:

  • $15 - One racer
    Up to 9:45 a.m. on TBD

  • 100% of all proceeds go directly to depression research.

  • Visit the FAQs for details about Race Packet policies. Sorry, no refunds.
     

REGISTRATION:

  • Online Opens:
    TBD… 12:00 a.m. ET

  • Online Closes:
    TBD… 9:45 a.m. ET (sharp)

Race Registration
event timeline
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Hudson River Park is the setting for the 2024 Teen Race of Hope 5k to Defeat Depression.

 

NEW LOCATION COMING SOON

Hudson River Park
Manhattan, NY 10014

JOIN US ON RACE DAY!

EVENT TIMELINE:

May 2024 Date Coming Soon

  • 8:45 - 9:45 AM (sharp)
    Packet Pick Up & Event Sign Up

  • 9:40 AM - Opening Ceremony

  • 9:50 AM - Report To Start

  • 9:55 AM - 5 Min. Warning

  • 9:59 AM - 1 Min. Countdown

  • 10:00 AM - Race Starts

  • 11:20 AM Awards Ceremony
    (subject to change)

  • 12:00 PM - Event Wraps

Location
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TRANSIT

Plan to arrive early and allow plenty of time to navigate transportation. On site parking is available. The following bus, train, and subway options offer access near Pier 40 - Hudson River Park in Manhattan.

  • Train: PATH

  • Subway: 1, 2, 3, A, E, L, M

Bus Stations:

  • Greenwich St/Horatio St [2 min walk]

  • Christopher St/Washington St [2 min walk]

  • Hudson St/Horatio St [2 min walk]

  • Hudson St/Perry St [4 min walk]

  • Hudson St/W 12 St [4 min walk]

Path Train Stations:

  • Christopher Street [10 min walk]

Subway Stations:

  • 1 Train - Houston St

  • A, E Train - Spring Street

  • F, B Train - W 4 Street/Wash Sq

transit
Parking
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PARKING

On site parking is available. Please allow ample time to park and walk to the Picnic House prior to the race start.

starting line corral
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SELF ASSIGNED START CORRALS:

For the safety of all participants, each racer should position themselves in the starting line corral based on their anticipated race pace. Elite racers at the first to casual walkers last

RACE SAFETY:

For the safety of all participants, any racer who reports with a pet or stroller must move to the back of the back of the corral no matter their race pace.

STARTING LINE CORRAL

STARTING LINE CORRALS:

  • Line up according to pace

  • Front corrals = Fastest racers

  • Back corrals = casual walkers

  • Strollers & dogs = back of the last corral

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The New York Teen Race of Hope 5k is a flat and fast multi-surface 3.1 mile route. Racers will traverse the Hudson River Esplanade and public piers and be treated to stunning vistas and horticultural landscapes in all directions.


Show your support by racing in your signature yellow HOPE gear to send a message of hope to those living with a mental illness.

RACE ROUTE

ROUTE DESCRIPTION:

  • 5k distance

  • Flat multi-surface surface

  • Mid-race timing clock not provided

  • Public Restrooms & fountains along route for comfort
  • Bottled water at the finish
Race Route
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water stops
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Public water fountains are available along the race route with bottled water provided at the finish line.

WATER STOPS

WATER & FUEL:

  • Water - public fountains

  • Water - finish line

race fuel
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Beverages and grab and go snacks offered at the finish line. This amenity is subject to change.

RACE FUEL

FUEL:

  • Finish line

  • Grab and go snacks

  • Amenity is subject to change
Finish Line
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We'll be so excited to welcome you to the finish line to award you with the 2023 Finisher medal & refreshing bottle of water. Check your preliminary online results to see if you are a speed award winner!

FINISH LINE

FINISH LINE EXPERIENCE:

  • Receive a water bottle

  • Accept Finisher medal

  • Online only results

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