17th Annual Riverwalk Run

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APRIL 1, 2017 - RACE DAY




Riverwalk Run Important Event Information

Join the Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale as we run or walk along the New River and the historic neighborhood of Rio Vista during the 17th annual Riverwalk Run! This year's theme will be "80's for 80" encouraging runners and walkers to dress in 80's dress to celebrate the Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale's 80th anniversary.  There will be prizes for best dressed runner, team and pet! Join us afterwards for a light brunch and kids acitivities. This amazing race experience supports the Junior League’s efforts to raise funds for important community causes such as Human Trafficking Awareness, Transiting Independent Living for Foster Care Adolescents, Childhood Fitness and Nutrition, and more! All proceeds benefit the Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale's current projects.

About the Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale

Riverwalk Run is the signature fundraising event of The Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale, Inc., an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Our purpose is exclusively educational and charitable, and its members work tirelessly to support important community causes impacting women and children throughout Broward County.

About the Run

The beautifully designed USATF certified course highlights the best of Fort Lauderdale. Beginning at Huizenga Plaza on Las Olas Boulevard, the course runs along the South Bank of the New River, wanders through the shady neighborhood streets of breathtaking Rio Vista, cuts through Smoker Park with view of the New River and the historic Stranahan House, and finishes on the signature brick path of the Riverwalk.

Race Options

Riverwalk Run is more than just a simple run.  For the “big kids”, we offer a 5 mile course as well as a 5k course, both of which are perfect for running or walking.  This year, Kids’ Fun Run will feature a 40 yard fun dash, great for kids of all ages. 


The 17th annual Riverwalk Run will take place on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 8:00am.

Starting Location

Riverwalk Run will take place at Huizenga Plaza, located at 32 East Las Olas Boulevard in downtown Fort Lauderdale.


From I-95: Take the Broward Blvd Exit. Go East on Broward Blvd. Turn right onto Andrews Avenue. Turn Left onto East Las Olas Blvd. Huizenga Plaza is on the right.  From US-1: Turn West onto Broward Blvd. Turn left onto Andrews Avenue. Turn Left onto East Las Olas Blvd. Huizenga Plaza is on the right.

Start Times & More

6:45 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. – Race Check In, Packet Pick Up & Race Registration 
8:00 a.m. – Race Starts for 5M and 5K Run/Walk 
9:15 a.m. – Kids’ Fun Run starts
9:30 a.m. – Brunch begins for all Riverwalk Run participants and volunteers

Packet Pick Up

IMPORTANT: Anyone who registers after Sunday, March 26, must pick up their race bibs on race day. Early pick up will not be available to anyone who registers after March 26.

Early packet pick up will be at Running Wild (2563 East Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304) during the following times:
Tuesday, March 2810 a.m.-6 p.m.
Wednesday, March 2910 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Thursday, March 3010 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Race day packet pick up: 6:45 - 7:45 a.m. at Huizenga Park 

Timing and Scoring

The Riverwalk Run is a timed event. Timing and scoring will be provided by a third-party, accredited organization.  More details to come!


The top three finisher in each category will receive an award. More details to come! Overall M/F, Masters M/F, Wheelchair M/F, Age divisions: 10 and under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-25, 26-30, 31-35, 36-40, 41-45, 46-50, 51-55, 56-60 and each ten-year interval thereafter through 80.

There will also be prizes for the best dressed 80's registrant for a runner/walker, team, and pet that is registered!

Registration Information

You can register online or in person at Packet Pick-Up or on the day of the Riverwalk Run beginning at 6:45am. Accepted forms of payment include cash, check, Master Card, Visa and American Express.


Prior to January 1, 2017 January 1 - March 31 Race Day: April 1
5 mile & 5k* $30 $35 $45
Kids' Fun Run $10 $10 $20


If you are a company, or simply have a group of friends who want to participate in Riverwalk Run, we’d love for you to join us!  Prior to race day, register 5 or more people together on a team and everyone receives a free Performance T-shirt in lieu of the race T-shirt!

Volunteering at Riverwalk Run

Volunteers are an essential part of Riverwalk Run – from cheering on runners along the course to helping with the brunch, every volunteer is an important part of our event.  If you would like to join Riverwalk Run by volunteering, please contact us!

For More Information or to Become a Sponsor of the Riverwalk Run

If you would be willing to donate to support the Riverwalk Run or would like more information, please contact the event chairs – Jennifer Grant or Emma Collum – at jennifergrantlaw@gmail.com or emma.e.collum@gmail.com.

Website: www.RiverWalkRun.com
Email: riverwalkrun@juniorleagueftl.org

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