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.
After the awards, there will be a Little Ones Parade (around 10:30-11am), Hellgate 100 Year and Veteran's Memorial Service (11-11:30am).
At noon (12pm), an after-party being held at Singlecut Beersmiths, 19-33 37th Street, Astoria, NY 11105. Click here for more information and directions. A raffle will be held at Singlecut for those present!
>>Online Registration closes Friday, September 8th at 5pm. You can sign up on race day at 8am in Astoria Park Basketball Court on Shore Blvd.
>>Only the first 300 participants are guaranteed shirts or coozies
>>Due to a DSNY Event, the course map has changed.
>>Parking at Astoria Park will not be available on race day.
5K (3.1 Mile) Route - click on course map to see route:
> THE FUN RUN STARTS ON SHORE BLVD NEAR THE HELLGATE BRIDGE
> FOLLOW SHORE BLVD NORTH TO 20TH AVENUE
> TAKE A RIGHT ONTO 20TH AVENUE HEADING EAST
> THE TURNAROUND POINT IS AT 33RD STREET HEADING WEST (water station) **update**
> TAKE A LEFT ONTO SHORE BLVD HEADING SOUTH
> TAKE A LEFT ONTO DITMARS BLVD FOLLOWING THE PERIMETER OF THE PARK (water station)
> TAKE A RIGHT ONTO 19TH STREET FOLLOWING THE PERIMETER OF THE PARK
> ENTER THE PARK AT 23RD ROAD AND RUN NORTH AROUND THE TOP OF THE GREAT LAWN, FOLLOWING THE PATH DOWN TO THE MEMORIAL
> TAKE A RIGHT ONTO SHORE BLVD AT THE VETERANS MEMORIAL AND FINISH IN FRONT OF THE HELLGATE BRIDGE & GREAT LAWN
> THE FINISH UNDER THE HELLGATE BRIDGE AT THE ASTORIA PARK GREAT LAWN (water, Gatorade, food, etc…)
**Click here for the Course Map to view route**
5K Mile Markers and Water Stations
1-mile mark is on 20th Avenue and 28th Street. (water station)
2-mile mark is on Shore Blvd between 20th Road and 21st Avenue
3-mile mark is on Shore Blvd near the playground
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 100 participants.
Race Day Schedule
8:00am - Packet Pickup / Same Day Registration (Basketball Court on Shore Blvd)
8:00am - Bag Drop Off (Basketball Court on Shore Blvd)
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 near Great Lawn on Shore Blvd - see course map for route)
10:00am - Awards (Great Lawn)
10:30am - Little Ones Parade (Shore Blvd)
11:00am - 100 Year Hellgate Bridge Service, 9/11 Service, & Veterans Memorial Service
12pm - An afterparty will be hosted at Singlecut Beersmiths, 19-33 37th Street, Astoria, NY 11105. RSVP & Information
5k Fun Run Registration Costs
$25 Individual (guaranteed shirt/coozie)
$30 Individual August 15th - Race Day (September 9th)
***shirts may not be guaranteed after 300 participants***
Please sign up online or you can stop by the basketball courts in Astoria Park 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!