POSTPONED- 20th Annual Riverwalk Run

In the best interest of our members and our community, the Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale has made the decision to postpone this year’s Riverwalk Run, scheduled for April 4th, 2020.

We were very sad to come to this conclusion, as our League and our community has greatly valued the run over the past 20 years, however we feel this is the course of action needed to ensure the safety of our community at this time.

The 20th Annual Riverwalk Run

Lace up your sneakers and join us for the 20th Annual Riverwalk Run at Huizenga Plaza on Saturday, April 4, 2020. Hosted by the Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale, this event raises funds to help members of the Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale continue improving the surrounding community.

The Riverwalk Run is a day of fitness and fun for the whole family as well as serious runners. All fitness levels are encouraged to attend! Options include running the 5 mile USATF Certified Course or the 5K course. A separate 5K Fitness walk is perfect for those who wish to take a slower pace.

Once again, the "Kids Fun Run" will offer a sprint course lined with parents and volunteers to cheer them on. Post-race festivites include a brunch with local vendors, activities for kids, and an awards ceremony for top race finishers. 

Do you have a Furry Friend who would like to tag along? Friendly, well-behaved dogs are welcome. Just be sure to sign them up, and don't forget a leash! 

* Strollers welcome. 

**Serious Runners: Staggered starts for each participating category will be in place. 

Why Your Support Matters

Proceeds from the Riverwalk Run support the mission of the Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale, one of our community's longest serving non-profit organizations. This signature event sustains the Junior League's commitment to key issues affecting our community such as:

  • Human Trafficking Awareness
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Childhood Fitness and Nutrition, and more!

Riverwalk Run Important Event Information


The 20th annual Riverwalk Run will take place on Saturday, April 4th, 2020 at 8:00 a.m.

This date has been postponed, new date TBD. 

Registration Information

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

Starting Location

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

The Route

The picturesque route starts at Huizenga Plaza on Las Olas Boulevard, and then curves along the bank of the New River, wandering through the tree-lined neighborhood streets of Rio Vista, cutting through Smoker Park with views of the New River and the historic Stranahan House before finishing on the signature brick path of the Riverwalk.  



Award categories will be announced shortly. Overall and age group award levels. 

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

Team Registration

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! Special pricing and registration instructions will be available.

Packet Pick Up

*More information coming soon*

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

Timing and Scoring

The Riverwalk Run is a timed event. Timing and scoring will be provided by Split Second Timing, an accredited organization. 


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.


Public parking is available by the hour in two large garages across the street from Huizenga Plaza.

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:

Riverwalk Run Chair: Chelsea Onstott


Vendor Village Participation Form

Vendor Village Map

Sponsorship Opportunities 

About the Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale

The Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale, Inc. is a non-profit 501c3 organization.  The all-volunteer membership is made up of women who are 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.

To date, the Junior League has created and helped to sustain the following organizations: Jack & Jill Children’s Center, Henderson Behavioral Health, Museum of Fort Lauderdale, HandsOn Broward, Museum of Discovery and Science, KID, Inc., Susan B. Anthony Recovery Center, SOS Children’s Center, Healthfully Ever After, FLITE Center

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