Run for the Ridley 5K LIRunning

Riverhead , NY

5K Run for the Ridley* — 22nd Annual Run to Help Save the Sea Turtles — Saturday, October 26, 2019 8AM Start! To benefit The New York Marine Rescue Center

5K Run for the Ridley*
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— 22nd Annual Run to Help Save the Sea Turtles —

Saturday October 26, 2019 8AM Start!

To benefit New York Marine Rescue Center

* 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 New York Marine Center 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 8:00 am

on Main Street in Riverhead, NY

5K Run Open to All Ages

Call (631) 369-9840 ext 101 to Register or Register Online

Pre-registration discount if received by 5 PM on Thursday, October 24, 2019 for mailed registrations or 5 PM on Friday, October 25, 2019 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 LIRunning. USA Track & Field Certified.



Saturday, October 26th, 2019 (day of race)

6:30 AM to 7:30 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                 

BEST COSTUME                    


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 24th, 2019 

*Online pre-registration closes at 5:00 PM on Friday, October 25th, 2019

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:

New York Marine Rescue Center
467 E. Main Street
Riverhead, NY 11901

Online Registration

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 New York Marine Rescue Center. 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.

Contact Danielle Perillo at 631-369-9840 ext 104 for Sponsor Opportunities
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When & Where

Oct 26, 2019


8:00 AM

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