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Run for Your Life 2013

Join us in celebrating Recovery Day in New York City on Saturday, September 28, 2013.

Online registration (CLOSED)

Mail-in registration 

If you're interested in sponsoring the event, please click here to download our sponsorship packet.

Thank you to our 2013 Run for Your Life sponsors!

The 8th Annual Run for Your Life 5K Run & Recovery Walk will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2013. This fun-filled community event will include free T-shirts, prizes, raffles, music and refreshments.

Registration is $20. Children under 12 are free. 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.

How To Get Involved

Participate in the Event: Individuals can participate by walking or running the USA Track and Field certified 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!

Corporate SponsorshipsClick here for more information about sponsoring Run for Your Life.

Sponsor a Client: For $20, you can sponsor an Odyssey House client's participation in Run for Your Life.

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 here or create your own FREE fundraising page on Crowdrise or at FirstGiving.com. The top fundraiser for July, August and September will be named an "Odyssey House Champion" and receive a prize, free registration and entry to a VIP breakfast on race day.

Race Day Details

Registration - 8 am
Children's Races - 9 am
5K Run - 10 am
Recovery Walk - 10:30 am

Directions To Icahn Stadium, Randall's Island

Subway/Bus:

Take the 4, 5, or 6 Lexington Ave. trains to 125th St., then transfer on the NW corner of 125th St. and Lexington Ave. for the M35 bus to Randall's Island.

From Long Island and Queens: Take the 7 train or the L.I.R.R. to 61st St. and Woodside, then transfer to the X81 Express Bus (61st St. and Roosevelt Ave.). It runs nonstop to and from Randall's Island.

By Car:

NOTE: Bridge toll is $7.50 upon entering; there is no charge to leave the Island.

From Manhattan: Get on the Robert F. Kennedy (Triborough) Bridge at East 125th Street. Stay left for the exit to Randall's Island, immediately after the toll plaza.

From Long Island and Queens: Get on the Robert F. Kennedy (Triborough) Bridge from the Grand Central Parkway. Stay right for the exit to Randall's Island, immediately after the toll plaza.

From the Bronx: Take the Major Deegan or Bruckner Expressway to the Robert F. Kennedy (Triborough) Bridge. Stay right for the exit to Randall's Island, immediately after the toll plaza.

From Brooklyn: Take the FDR Drive North to the Robert F. Kennedy (Triborough) Bridge exit (on right). Stay left up to and after the toll, following the signs to Randall's Island.

From New Jersey: From I-80 or the New Jersey Turnpike, get onto the George Washington Bridge. Follow signs for "Through Traffic" (on the upper level, stay to the left; on the lower-level, stay to the right) to get onto the Cross Bronx Expressway, then take the Harlem River Drive/Amsterdam Avenue exit. Keep left onto the Harlem River Drive, then stay straight to take the FDR Drive South to the Robert F. Kennedy (Triborough) Bridge. On the Bridge, stay left for the exit to Randall's Island, immediately after the toll plaza.

From Westchester: Take I-87 (New York State Thruway) southbound. I-87 will turn into the Major Deegan Expressway. Follow signs to the Robert F. Kennedy (Triborough) Bridge, pass through the tollbooth, and stay to the right. Take the exit for Randall's Island.

By Foot:

You can walk across the footbridge from E. 103rd St. in Manhattan onto Randall's Island Park during summer daylight hours. 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.