Race Description

On Saturday, September 9th at 9am, celebrate Hellgate Bridge's 100th birthday with the Hellgate Road Runners and Astoria Post at Astoria Park.  We are hosting a Kids' 100 Meter Dash and 5K Fun Run through Astoria Park and close by neighborhoods.  Bring your friends and family to run, jog, or walk this beautiful area of Queens.  The kids' race is free to ages 11 years old and younger.  Around 11am, the Astoria Park Alliance will be holding a Day of Service and 9/11 Memorial.  

There's an after-party being held at Singlecut Beersmiths, 19-33 37th Street, Astoria, NY 11105.  Click here for more information and directions.

 

5K (3.1 Mile) Route - click on course map to see route:

- The 5K begins at the Veteran's Memorial and heads south toward Astoria Park South.

- From Astoria Park South, the route turns into Astoria Park and follows the track around to the east side of the park.

- Runners follow the path at the east side of the park and turn left at Ditmars Blvd.

- Runners turn right and head north on an out-and-back portion of the course, turning east on 20th Avenue and turning around just before reaching 31st Street.

- Runners finish the out-and-back on Shore Boulevard, just under the Hellgate Bridge.

**Click here for the Course Map to view route**

  

5K Mile Markers and Water Stations

1-mile mark is on Ditmars Blvd. (water station)

2-mile mark is on 20th Avenue just before the turnaround, at 29th Street. (water station at turnaround point)

3-mile mark is on Shore Blvd north of Ditmars.

 

 Kids 100m Dash Info

> Starts at the corner of Ditmars and Shore Blvd.  It finishes just under the Hellgate Bridge.

> It's free for kids under 11 years old.

> Medals will be provided to the first 75 participants.

 

Race Day Schedule

8:00am - Packet Pickup / Same Day Registration (location TBD)

8:00am - Bag Drop Off (location TBD)

8:30am - Kid's 100m Dash (starting at the corner of Shore Blvd & Ditmars - click here for course map of the route)

9:00am - 5K Fun Run (starting at Veteran's Memorial on Shore Blvd - see course map for route)

10:00am - Awards (Location TBD)

12pm - An afterparty will be hosted at Singlecut Beersmiths, 19-33 37th Street, Astoria, NY 11105. You can find them online at https://singlecutbeer.com 

 

5k Fun Run Registration Costs

$25 Individual  (guaranteed shirt/coozie)

$30 Individual  August 15th - Race Day (September 9th) *shirts may not be guaranteed

Please sign up online or you can stop by at 8am for same day registration.

 

Refreshments will be served after the race.  Facilities will be available between the finish and start lines.

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Would like to donate to help fund our event?  Please click on this link to donate! Your donation may be tax-deductible! 

Interested in joining the Hellgate Road Runners?  Click on this link to our team website.   


Is your answer not here? Feel free to email Race Director, Jessica Tusing, at hrr.funrun@gmail.com or message us on Facebook


Thank you for your interest and Run Like Hellgate!


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FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
 
Q. What time does the event start?
8:00am - Packet Pickup/Registration and Bag Drop Off opens (Location TBD)
8:30am - Kids 100m Dash begins (near the cross-streets of Shore Blvd and Ditmars)
9:00am - 5K Fun Run begins (Veteran's Memorial on Shore Blvd)
Noon - An afterparty will be hosted at Singlecut Beersmiths, 19-33 37th Street, Astoria, NY 11105. You can find them online at https://singlecutbeer.com/
 
Q. Where does the 5K start? Where does it end? 
See uploaded course map on our marketing page.
 
Q. Where does the kids’ 100 Meter Dash start and end? 
The 100m dash will begin on Shore Blvd and Ditmars.  Click here for the link: https://www.raceentry.com/race-maps/the-hellgate-100-years-5k-fun-run 
 
Q. How much does it cost to register? 
It’s $25 per walker/runner for the 5K fun run. The kids’ 100m dash is free and open to children no older than 11 years old. For registrants under age 18, a parent/guardian must sign a waiver.  Prices go up on August 15th!
 
 
Q. Will there be on-site registration? 
Yes, but we’d love if you would pre-register so we have a better idea of how many participants to expect.
 
 
Q. What if I don't want to run, but I would like to volunteer?
 
We would love for you to join in the fun!  You may register here, click volunteer:  https://www.raceentry.com/race-reviews/the-hellgate-100-years-5k-fun-run 
 
Q. What do the proceeds of the fun run support?
 Any proceeds will benefit the Hellgate Road Runners, a not-for-profit community organization. Learn more about us at hrronline.org.
 
Q. Will there be T-shirts? 
You bet! But we can only guarantee your size if you pre-register by August 14th.
 
 
Q. Is there a bag check? 
Yes, there will be a guarded bag check from 8am to 11am, though we can’t be responsible for any lost items.
 
Q. Will there be bibs?
Indeed there will! We want you to look official as you zip around Astoria Park.
 
Q. Will the fun run be timed? 
No, this is a fun run. Feel free to time yourself, though!
 
Q. Is the 5K course USATF-certified? 
No, this is a fun run.  Please click on course map to view route. https://www.raceentry.com/race-maps/the-hellgate-100-years-5k-fun-run 
 
Q. Is there an age restriction for runners of the 5K or the kids’ 100m Dash? 
Runners/walkers must be no younger than 11 years old for the 5K, and no older than 11 years old for the kids’ 100m Dash. For registrants under age 18, a parent/guardian must sign a waiver.
 
Q. May I push my baby in a stroller? Run with my dog on his leash? 
Due to insurance restrictions, strollers and dogs are not permitted on the course.
 
Q. May I walk it or do I have to run? 
As it is a fun run, you may walk or run but you must be off the course by 10:30am. If you have not completed the 5K by then but would like to cross the finish line, we ask that you move to the sidewalk and travel cautiously for the remainder of the route.
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