Human Growth Foundation 5K Run & Walk for Kids' Growth, New York

Join us at the Human Growth Foundation’s 5K Run & Walk for Kids’ Growth, New York! Be part of a GROWing solution and help increase awareness of childhood growth disorders and the importance of early diagnosis and treatment. Raise funds to provide education, patient support, and advocacy.

Starting at the iconic Fountain of the Planets, runners and walkers will enjoy the beautiful sights of Flushing Meadows Corona Park while live entertainment will take place throughout the course as well as at a post-race festival. Participants can run, walk or dance to bopping beats by the DJ as well as other entertainment along the course.

This event is for all ages, all endurances, and all abilities.

Each runner will receive a medal of participation. All participants will receive a free tee-shirt, food, and refreshments.  

Each child whose family participates will receive a free toy.

Top runners will receive medals for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.

The largest race group will receive a gift certificate for a FREE pizza party.

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Free parking, water stations every mile, free T-shirt, medals for all finishers, free food!


A scenic, flat and fast loop starting at the Fountain of the Planets, passing the iconic World’s Fair Unisphere, Pool of Industry, Queens Zoo and Queens Museum of Art.

1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place (Men & Women)Medals for all finishersAwards Ceremony at 10:30 AM 

Free race T-shirts guaranteed for all participants registered by April 15.T-Shirt sizes are Unisex: X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, 2XL, 3XL

The post-race festival will feature:

live musical performances,carnival games,face-painting,display booths, LOTS of giveaways and much more!.

5K Run: 1 hr | 5K Walk: 1.5 hrs


All ages, all endurances, and all abilities.

Register Online through this webpage (Processing fee applies).Early registration Adult: 5K: $25 through April 23 (online only) | After April 23 price is $30Early Bird Youth (under 18): $10Late registration: 5K: $30Race-day registration: 5K: $35 Adult/$10 Child | Cash, Credit Card OnlyEntries cannot be transferred to another person.

Packet pick up on race day 7:00 AM – 8:30 AM

In front of the Fountain of the Planet, Nearest to Ice Rink and Van Wyck ExpresswayDirectly beneath the Van Wyck Expressway is Free parking (Parking Lot F)You can drive to the fountain, unload, and drive back to the parking lot to park.Under the Van Wyk Highway – where parking Lot F is – you can access the asphalt path straight – entering from the right and departing from the left side back to the parking lot.Once you park:Walk towards the Unisphere (huge globe)Before you reach the Unisphere is the largest water fountain (non-working) – Run & Walk for Kids Growth will be right in front of the fountain.

Will be posted and texted immediately following the race ends and before the award ceremony.

May 02, 2020


5K Run/Walk
May 02, 2020 (Saturday)
5 kilometers
Solo Charity/Fund raising Flat Road Scenic Single loop
Anywhere Virtual Race


May 02 2020 : Light rain in the morning and afternoon.
11.3°C - 17.4°C (52.3°F - 63.3°F)

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The information about this race is based on information provided by the organisers or found on the official website of the event. Always check the official website for up-to-date information. If you have noticed any mistake, let us know at [email protected]