Event Schedule and Details

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Date and Location:

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Roosevelt Island – Firefighter’s Field
405 Main St
New York, NY 10044

Event Day Schedule:

8:30 a.m. – Event Village opens
8:30 a.m. – Registration/Packet Pickup opens
8:30 a.m. – Be The Match Registry Drive opens
9:15 a.m. – Marrow/PBSC Donor & Transplant Recipient/Patient photo (at stage)
9:30 a.m. – Welcome Program and Top Fundraising Awards
9:45 a.m. – Tot Trot
10:00 a.m. – 5K
10:05 a.m. – 1K

Once running results are final, winners will be announced and prizes will be available for pickup at the Information Tent.

Specialty bibs are available for marrow donors, transplant recipients and supporters who are participating in honor or memory of a special person. Pick up your bib at the Be The Match Tent in the Event Village.

Please note: We do not offer a bag drop. Please leave any items you don’t want to carry in a secure location.

Course Information:

The 1K and 5K routes are mainly on Roosevelt Island's paved running/biking paths. A small portion of each course is on a public street, where a lane will be coned off for us. While there are no vehicles on the paths, it is open to the public and is popular with joggers and cyclists. Please be aware that the trail splits off at several points, so it is important to pay special attention to directions provided by signage and course marshals.

Please be courteous to other runners, walkers, and cyclists by staying on your right as much as possible, especially if you have children and strollers. We are better neighbors when we don't block the whole path by walking 4-5 people across, but rather walk in pairs and leave room for other park-goers to enjoy the paths as well.

Please note that this is not a certified 5K course which means it has not been measured by USATF to ensure exact mileage. This route is provided by Roosevelt Island and is the only route permitted to be used.  

The Tot Trot is approximately 150-200 feet

Event Village Information:

Thank you to our Event Village Exhibitors

Actinium Pharmaceuticals
Duane Reade
John Theurer Cancer Center
JumpGal Fitness
LifeBank USA
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Multiple Myeloma Journey Partners
NY Party Artz
New York Presbyterian Hospital

Thank you to our Community Partners

Duane Reade
JumpGal Fitness

Fundraising Incentives and Running Awards:

Click here for fundraising incentives and running awards information.

Community Outreach:

Join Jumpgal Fitness  as they get you warmed up for the Be The Match New York Walk+Run and celebrate after you cross the finish line!

Jumpgal Fitness is a dance fitness company that incorporates music and creative dance routines such as: Dance Fusion, Dance Fight, Zumba Fitness and Caribbean Dance to help keep you motivated and happy with your fitness goals.

We are looking for volunteer leaders! Be part of the Local Organizing Committee that is dedicated to helping the event reach its goals in order to save more lives. Committee members serve as ambassadors of Be The Match Walk+Run, and promote the Be The Match Walk+Run in the local community. No experience is necessary.

You can also help us get the word out about your participation in the Be The Match Walk+Run. Build awareness and help boost the funds you raise by spreading the word to your social networks or by posting event posters and postcards in your community.

Contact Liz Neihart at eneihart@NMDP.ORG for more information about the committee or to request posters and/or postcards.

Team Packet Pickup:

Team Captains:

If you will be picking up for an entire team, please email Liz Neihart at eneihart@nmdp.org by 12 p.m. on Thursday, September 28th  to reserve a pickup time between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. on September 29th  at EVEN Hotel 221 East 44th Street New York, NY 1001

Transportation and Parking Information:


By Tram from Manhattan - Take the Roosevelt Island Tram from the Manhattan Station to the Roosevelt Island Station. The tram operates on the same fare and payment methods as the NYC Subway. Fare and schedules for the tram can be found here. Please note that construction may be taking place on the tram and in those instances, RIOC’s Red Bus will provide free transportation between Manhattan and Roosevelt Island. 

By NYC Subway - Take the F train to the Roosevelt Island Stop.  Please refer to the Weekender MTA app the week of the event: http://web.mta.info/apps/weekenderApp.html to confirm the schedule.

By Car - parking is extremely limited, therefore driving to Roosevelt Island is strongly discouraged. We suggest that you take public transportation. However, if you need to drive, you will need to enter the island from the Queens side via the Roosevelt Island Bridge - there are no vehicle access points from the Manhattan side. 


Metered street parking around the Event Village is extremely limited. There is a parking garage 0.7 miles north of the Event Village. You can walk from the garage or take the Roosevelt Island Red Bus to the Event Village. Please click here for the parking rates and here for the Red Bus schedule.

Host Hotel:

Even Hotel
221 East 44th Street
New York, NY 10017
Reservation Link: Even Hotel

Note: there is not a group rate nor a booking deadline