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Run for Your Life 2019


Please join Odyssey House in commemorating Recovery Month at the 14th Annual Run for Your Life. Enjoy the natural splendor of Randall’s Island Park on a 5K course featuring urban gardens and waterfront views. This family-friendly event also includes children’s games and face painting, Zumba, health and wellness booths, and refreshments.

Registration is $20. Children under 12 are free. Register online here or download the registration form here (treatment programs, use this form).

If you are unable to come but would like to make a donation in support of Run for Your Life, please click here. All proceeds benefit men, women, and children in treatment at Odyssey House.


Registration – 8 am
Children’s Races – 9:30 am
Recovery Walk – 10 am
5K Run – 10:30 am


Participate in the Event: Individuals can participate by walking or running the course. Or form a team of friends, family or co-workers to join in on the fun. Ask your employer to sponsor a company team!

Run/walk in our Virtual Race: Not in the NYC area? No problem! Register for our virtual race and participate from anywhere, at any time in September. We’ll even mail you a t-shirt and medal for your participation!

Corporate Sponsorship: Download the Run for Your Life sponsorship packet or contact Carolyn Abrams at cabrams (at)

Silent Auction: Bid on one of the great items in our silent auction. Make your way to the sponsor tent on race day to place your bid. Bidding closes at 11:15 am.

Raise Funds: Whether you walk, run, volunteer or just watch, we encourage everyone to raise funds. All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Download the pledge form or create your own FREE fundraising page on Crowdrise.


Subway/Bus: The M35 bus runs to the Island from the corner of 125th Street and Lexington Avenue (in front of Duane Reade). Transfer is available from the Lexington Avenue 4, 5 or 6 subway at 125th Street.

By Car: All automobile access is via the RFK Triborough Bridge. Once on the bridge, follow signs to Randall’s Island. If navigating with GPS, please use “20 Randall’s Island Park, New York, NY 10035″ as your destination. NOTE: Bridge toll is $8.50 upon entering; there is no charge to leave the Island.

By Foot: The 103rd Street Footbridge in Manhattan is open to pedestrians and cyclists 365 days per year, 24 hours per day and is accessible at the East River Esplanade at 103rd Street and FDR Drive. Pedestrians can also walk across on the Robert F. Kennedy (Triborough) Bridge from Manhattan, Queens or the Bronx.

For more information, visit the Randall’s Island Sports Foundation.

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