2017 River Run 5k

Sunday, April 2, 2017 9:00am (start time)

Battery Park City, New York City
Start line at Wagner Park Plaza
(corner of Battery Place and Little West St, next to Pier A)

5K (3.1 miles)

Men and Women of all ages, timed race, fast and flat
All participants welcome! Sprint, run, jog or walk!

Click here for photos from last years race

Finisher and raffle prizes! Must register to be eligible.

The Lauren Beam Foundation River Run 5K
The Lauren Beam Foundation River Run 5k is our fourth annual race, and we are excited to continue our annual tradition to celebrate Lauren Beam’s life and raise money for young men and women battling cancer.

After Lauren passed away in September 2011, Lauren’s fanclub of supporters (Team Beam), spontaneously organized an informal run in Central Park as a way to keep her unbelievable spirit and sheer determination alive. This annual run was born from that day, and represents something Lauren loved to do – run – as well as something that helps the human spirit defy the effects of cancer and fight it.


Before April 2 – $30
Race day, April 2 – $35

Race Day Registration
Registration on race day will only be available if there is space left. We recommend you sign up as early as possible to be guaranteed a spot.


Race starts and finishes at Wagner Park Plaza. Runners will head north of Hudson River pedestrian path, turnaround at Stuyvesant High, and head south on path back to the finish.

The whole race is on the pedestrian area of Hudson River Park, so while it will be hard to go wrong, we promise there will be signage and volunteers along the whole route to help you – don’t worry, we will not let you get lost!

Please note that the course is subject to change and we have a two-hour time limit for people to complete the race. Thank you for your cooperation with this policy.

Spectators can catch the race anywhere along the race route in Hudson River Park. The start and finish line are at Wagner Park Plaza.

Getting There
4/5 to Bowling Green, R or 1 to Whitehall Street/South Ferry or J/Z to Broad Street or R line to Rector Street.
Walk west until you pass Historic Battery Park and enter Battery Park City.


There will be race-day pick-up from 7.30am to 8.30am, April 2, at the start line.

Click on the button below to create your own fundraising web page! Get your family and friends on board to help you make a difference in the lives of people who are fighting cancer. A little help can go a long way! Click here for easy fundraising tips


• For your own safety and to satisfy insurance requirements, no skates, strollers (including running strollers), or animals are permitted in our run.
• Please stay within running course boundaries, as designated by barriers, and/or other signage, at all times. This is for your own safety as well as others who use the area. Failure to do so may result in disqualification.
• Race bibs must be fully visible at all times, we recommend you attach it to your torso.
• Use of headphones and/or mobile phones is not advised for safety reasons

The Lauren Beam Foundation reserves the right to refuse entry and/or to disqualify any individual from our 5K run. This disqualification may be based on, but is not limited to: violation of the aforementioned rules; unsportsmanlike conduct; running with an unofficial number/race entry; competing with a race bib assigned to another individual; crossing the finish line without having completed the entire course; and providing false information on the race entry form.

The Lauren Beam Foundation reserves the right to change the details of the race.

Once you have registered for the 2017 The Lauren Beam Foundation River Run 5K, your entry fees are non-exchangeable, non-transferable, and non-refundable, under any and all circumstances, including, but not limited to, cancellation of the event or of your participation, or change in the date, nature, or format of the event. Our event may be cancelled or changed due to severe weather or other factors that threaten the safety of participants, staff, or volunteers. Cancellation or change of the date, nature, or format of an event may be mandated by Hudson River Park officials or otherwise be at the discretion of The Lauren Beam Foundation.

Our race is capped at 500 people. Price and entry is subject to availability and date of registration.

For questions or more information on the 2017 The Lauren Beam Foundation River Run 5K, please write to info@laurenbeam.org