5K Run for the Ridley*
— 21st Annual Run to Help Save the Sea Turtles —
Saturday October 20, 2018
To benefit The Riverhead Foundation for
Marine Research & Preservation’s Rescue Program
* Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii), also known as the Atlantic Ridley sea turtle, is the rarest species of sea turtle and is critically endangered. It is just one of many species that the Riverhead Foundation endeavors to rescue, rehabilitate and release every year as cold-stunned turtles arrive helpless on our beaches in the fall and winter and often die without discovery and response.
5K Run for the Ridley
Race Starts at 10:00 am
on Main Street in Riverhead, NY
5K Run Open to All Ages
Call (631) 369-9840 to Register or Register Online
Pre-registration discount if received by 5 PM on Thursday, October 18, 2018 for mailed registrations or 5 PM on Friday, October 19, 2018 for online registrations
Corporate sponsors needed, welcomed and deeply appreciated. See details below.
— More Information & Important Details —
Open to runners of all ages.
This spirited run starts on Main Street in Downtown Riverhead, goes through a quiet residential neighborhood and finishes on McDermott Ave.
Race timed by Island Timing. USA Track & Field Certified.
Saturday, October 20th, 2018 (day of race)
8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
For bib pick up, report to the registration tables located behind the Long Island Aquarium at the easternmost end of the Peconic Riverfront Parking Lot in Downtown Riverhead
Top 3 male and female overall. Plus, top 3 male and female in the following age categories:
9 & under 40 – 49
10 – 14 50 – 59
15 – 19 60 – 69
20 – 29 70 and over
30 – 39
From the East: Take Route 25 West to downtown Riverhead. Turn left into Municipal Parking Lot at McDermott Avenue.
From the West: Take LIE (i-495) to Exit 72. Exit and continue east on Route 25 into downtown Riverhead. Turn right into Municipal Parking Lot at McDermott Avenue.
$25 for pre-registration*
$30 for race-day registration
*Mailed pre-registrations must be received by 5:00 PM on Thursday, October 18th, 2018
*Online pre-registration closes at 5:00 PM on Friday, October 19th, 2018
Halloween Costume Contest
Show off your creativity and come dressed to run in your best Halloween costume.
A prize will be given after the race for the best costume.
Commemorative event T-shirt provided to the first 150 registered runners.
Registration by Mail
Download “Runner’s (Athlete’s) Application and Release Form” and mail completed and signed form to:
467 E. Main Street
Riverhead, NY 11901
You may register online by visiting our Runner’s Application Page, filling out the online form, and checking the boxes to indicate your electronic signature and agreement with the Athlete’s Release conditions.
— Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities —
Corporate sponsors for this event are needed, welcomed and deeply appreciated. This annual 5K run attracts runners and spectators from throughout Long Island and the metropolitan area and it is an excellent opportunity for corporate visibility in support of the mission of the Riverhead Foundation. All logos will appear on our sponsor board at the event and on our web site. The sponsor board will be placed on public display in the Long Island Aquarium for one year following the event. Over 400,000 people visit the Aquarium each year.
Click here for sponsorship forms.