WARDS ISLAND BRIDGE >> TRIBORO
Join us on the Wards Island and Triboro Bridges for part two of our three race 2017 Summer Series. It's our longest course to date, the most tactical and maybe the prettiest. This is a small, intimate race, so bring your friends to cheer at the start, at the finish or along the course. For safety, we ask that fans stay off the Triboro Bridge.
Race is Thursday night, August 3, 2017
All runners must check in with race staff at the Start to receive a race packet with race bracelets and hip tags. Please bring photo ID.
Race bracelets + hip tags will be strictly enforced at the start and finish. Please pack light. Bag check is limited.
**Race is rain or shine. Schedule subject to change
7:00 PM MANDATORY CHECKIN / BAG DROP OPEN
7:45 PM CHECKIN / BAG DROP CLOSES
8:00 PM WOMEN'S RACE
8:30 PM MEN'S RACE
9:15 PM AFTERPARTY
10:00 PM AWARDS
The course starts at the Wards Island Bridge, on the Manhattan side. Run over the bridge, and from there you choose your course to the first checkpoint and prime! We have outlined a recommended course on the official map, which is the easiest to follow, and will have race crew and cheer squad support. Following this route, the race is approximately 3 miles total
Any alternate routes to the first checkpoint are up to you; they may be harder to navigate, and will not be supported by race crew or official cheer squads.
From the first checkpoint, we will do an out and back over the Triboro Bridge to the second, mandatory checkpoint at the top of the second set of stairs. (yes, you will be running up the first set)! Turn around, and run back to the finish, back at the first checkpoint.
Keep in mind that this course is not closed to the public; expect foot and bike traffic. There may also be motor traffic on any alternate routes to the first checkpoint. If you choose an alternate route, be safe and follow all posted signs. Do not trespass, and do not put yourself or others in danger.
COOL DOWN TO THE AFTER PARTY
B - MOBILE BAG CHECK: Available at race start (street side) and after party
S - START: Base of the Wards Island Bridge (East 102nd and FDR - water side)
CP1 - CHECKPOINT 1: Base of the Triboro Bridge
CP2 - CHECKPOINT 2: Top of 2nd set of stairs on the Triboro Bridge
F - FINISH: Base of the Triboro Bridge
AP - AFTER PARTY: Bronx Brewery (856 E 136th St, btwn Willow + Walnut)
This year, if you cheer the loudest you will be rewarded with some free guaranteed spots in our next race! Got a cheer squad? Be sure you pick a captain to register on Eventbrite; athletes will vote for the winner after the race!
SO, invite your cheer squad to grab a spot near the start, at the finish or along the course on Randall's Island. For safety, we ask that fans stay off of either bridge. Reminder that course is not closed to the public; we urge spectators to take the same caution that you should take :)
Our host crew, Team MHRC, will lead a short cool down run to the Bronx Brewery for the afterparty from 9:15pm until 11:00pm. We will have an informal award ceremony and celebrate! The first beer for all athletes and race crew is on us!
All top overall M/F finishers will receive cash prizes below
1ST PLACE $200
2ND PLACE $100
3RD PLACE $50