When and where will the NYC Pizza Run take place?
What does participating entail?
How do I register?
Do I have to register online beforehand?
Who can participate?
How much does it cost to participate?
Are there prizes?
Is there a charitable component to the race?
How do I get to the race?
Can I come and watch?
What if it rains?
Will there be a place to store personal items at the event?
Where is the pizza from?
Where is the afterparty?
What if I have allergies or dietary restrictions?
The 2016 NYC Pizza Run will take place on Saturday, September 17th in Manhattan’s Tompkins Square Park which is located in the East Village. The run begins promptly at 11AM. Participants are asked to arrive no later than 10:45AM. Check-in takes place on the southern side of the park (7th Street between Avenue A and Avenue B). This is also the location of the starting line and finish line.
Starting at 11AM, participants will run four laps around the park, counterclockwise. The total distance of the race is two miles. After lap 1, lap 2, and lap 3, there will be a “pizza station” set up where participants must stop to eat a slice of pizza before they can continue with the next lap. The first person to complete the run will be crowned the NYC Pizza Run Champion!
Registration is simple. Just click here and fill out the registration form!
Yes. All participants must register beforehand, as there will be no walkups the day of the event. Please note that space is extremely limited and we expect the run to sell out well in advance.
The event is open to anyone and everyone. Although some people take this run competitively, everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate at their own pace.
The cost of participation is $50. This fee includes the following: an official race bib, an NYC Pizza Run t-shirt, three slices of pizza to be consumed during the race, a tote bag to be distributed following the race, and a free drink at Double Wide Bar & Southern Kitchen after the race. A portion of the proceeds will also be donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Absolutely! This is a competition, after all. We’re still finalizing the specifics, but we can tell you we’re quite excited about the prizes we’ve already secured.
Yes! As noted above, a portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). You can learn more about the organization here. JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes research. If you’d like to make an additional donation to the organization, you can do so here.
To determine the best way to get to Tompkins Square Park, we suggest using HopStop. The park is less than a 10 minute walk from the 6 train at Astor Place, and the F train at 2nd Avenue. You can also take an eastbound M14A bus which will drop you off right at the park (you can hop on anywhere along 14th Street).
Of course. Even if you don’t want to participate… and don’t know anyone participating, we still think you’ll have a fun time checking out the action.
The event will take place rain or shine.
Although there will be an area to put your items, we cannot guarantee that they will be secure. We suggest leaving all valuables at home. Even better – bring a friend to hold on to your stuff while you run!
The pizza you’ll be eating during the race will be provided by Pizza by Cer té – Manhattan’s first green pizzeria. We think it’s delicious and we know you will too!
The afterparty will take place at Double Wide Bar & Southern Kitchen (505 East 12th Street). All participants will receive a free drink ticket.
All of the pizza contains cheese and gluten. Unfortunately, we cannot make special accommodations for individuals at this time.