2017 Run for the Ridley 5K

5K Run for the Ridley*

— 20th Annual Run to Help Save the Sea Turtles —
Sunday October 22, 2017

To benefit The Riverhead Foundation for
Marine Research & Preservation’s Rescue Program

* 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.

* 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 Riverhead Foundation 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
October 22, 2017  —  Race Starts at 10:00 am

on Main Street in Riverhead, NY

5K Run Open to All Ages

Call (631) 369-9840 to Register or Register Online
Early registration discount if postmarked by September 30, 2017
Corporate sponsors needed, welcomed and deeply appreciated.  See details below.

Runner Button

Sponsor Button


— Download Printable Documents —

Ridley Run Image Map (55%)

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— More Information & Important Details —

Eligibility
Open to runners of all ages.

5 Kilometer Course
The Run starts on Main Street in Riverhead, goes through a quiet residential neighborhood, and finishes on McDermott Avenue.  The Run is timed by Island Timing, USA Track & Field Certified.

Check-In
Easternmost end of Municipal Parking Lot adjacent to Peconic River.  8:00 am to 9:30 am. Ample parking is available.

Awards
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                                      

Directions
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.

Registration and Cost (3 options)
Early registration is $30.00 if postmarked on or prior to September 30, 2017.
Late registration is $35.00 if postmarked between October 1 and 21, 2017.
Race Day registration is $40.00, payable at the event.

Halloween Costume Contest
Show off your creativity and come dresses to run in your best Halloween costume.

A prize will be given after the race for the best costume.

T-Shirts
Commemorative event T-shirt provided to the first 300 registered runners.

Registration by Mail
Download “Runner’s (Athlete’s) Application and Release Form” and mail completed and signed form to:
Riverhead Foundation
467 E. Main Street
Riverhead, NY 11901

Online Registration

You may register online by visiting our Runner’s Application Page and clicking the “Register Now” button.

— 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 Riverhead Foundation. 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.

Sponsorship Chart

Please download the Sponsor’s Application and Donation Form to view additional benefits of sponsorship and to submit your donation.


The Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation is a rescue and rehabilitation organization that promotes marine conservation. Our mission is to preserve and protect the marine environment through conservation efforts including education and research. As a 501(c)3 non-profit, we are the primary responders for sick or injured seals, sea turtles, dolphins and porpoise, and maintain the only marine mammal and sea turtle rehabilitation center in New York State.