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 will the pizza come from?
Where is the afterparty?
The NYC Pizza Run will take place on Saturday, September 21, 2o13 in Tompkins Square Park which is located in Manhattan’s East Village. The run will begin promptly at 11AM. Participants are asked to arrive no later than 10:45AM. Check in will take place on the southern side of the park (near the corner of 7th Street and Avenue A). 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 2.25 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 we expect some people to take this run quite 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 pizza gift bag to be distributed following the race, and a free drink at Common Ground after the race. A portion of the proceeds will also be donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International (JDRF).
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… and you can check them out on our Prizes page. More will be added as the race date approaches.
Of course! As noted above, a portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International (JDRF). You can learn more about the organization here. The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. If you’d like to make an additional donation to JDRF you can do so here.
To determine the best way to get to Tompkins Square Park, we suggest using HopStop. If you take an eastbound M14A bus, it will drop you off at the park. You can hop on anywhere along 14th Street. The park is also less than a 10 minute walk from the 6 train at Astor Place, and the F train at 2nd Avenue.
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 Common Ground (206 Avenue A between 12th St and 13th St). All participants will receive a free drink and bar tabs are among the many prizes. Throughout the day, the bar will be offering $3 drafts and $4 well drinks and bloody marys.