A series of officially timed races on public tracks in New York City. We began the series at the East River track in October 2019 as a one-off morning of 5000s, hence the name East River 5000. We’ve branched out to other tracks and other distances, but we like the name too much to change it now.
Keep an eye on the IG @eastriver5000 for race announcements and updates, as well as little nuggets of running history and sweet vintage t-shirts (or ones inspired by them). We’re committed to bringing some of the whimsy and art back to the sport, and minimizing the corporate angle. It’s just running; it should be fun.