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.
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.
Thank you for your interest and Run Like Hellgate!