2019 Riverwalk Run

 

APRIL 6, 2019 - RACE DAY

The 19th Annual Riverwalk Run

Lace up your sneakers and join us for the 19th Annual Riverwalk Run at Huizenga Plaza on Saturday, April 6, 2019. 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 Corse or the 5K course. A seperate 5K Fitness walk is perfect for those who wish to take a slower pace.

Once again, the "Kids Fun Run" will offer a 1K 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. All registrants will receive participation medals.

Do you have a Furry Friend who would like to tag along? Friend, 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

When

The 19th annual Riverwalk Run will take place on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 8:00am.

Registration Information

You can register ONLINE or in person on the day of the Riverwalk Run beginning at 6:45am. 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.  

Awards

All particpiants will receive a medal this year! Be sure to check back for the unveiling of the design.

The top finishers in each category will receive an award for both 5 Mile & 5K distances:

Open (Overall), Masters (40+), Grand Masters (50+), Senior Masters (60+), Wheelchair athletes, 9 and under, 10-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-69, 70 – 79, 80+

All Kid's Fun Run participants receive a participation medal.

Pricing

Prior to April 5 Race Day: April 6
5 Mile & 5K $35 $45
Kids' Fun Run $15 $20

*Special team pricing will be available for groups of six (6) or more.

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

IMPORTANT: Anyone who registers after Friday, March 29, must pick up their race bibs (and shirts) on race day. Early packet pick up will not be available to anyone who registers after Macrh 29.

Early packet pick up will be at Runner's Depot (1489-1E SE 17th Street Causeway, Fort Lauderdale FL 33316) during the following times:
Wednesday, April 3: 12 p.m.- 6 p.m.
Thursday, April 4: 12 p.m.- 6 p.m.

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. 

Directions

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.

Parking

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 the event chairs – Christina Jolley or Jacqueline Costoya at the email address below or by calling (954) 247-4551.

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

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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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