The Inwood 5K Run was started in 1993 by Co-Directors Peter Sobol and Mike DeRosa. The event has been held every year except 1998, when Inwood Park was undergoing renovations. Beginning 2018, the race will be under the direction of Byron Jarrin.
The event has provided great exposure for Inwood, the “hidden jewel” of the Five Towns. Although its neighboring towns get more recognition, Inwood is a very proud community and we enjoy being able to welcome runners each year from all over the metropolitan area. The diversity of our runners matches the same diversity of races and ethnicities that Inwood itself is known for.
Our committee works very hard to provide and safe and enjoyable day for our guests. Road security, refreshments, parking and registration and just some of its duties. Without the collective efforts of the organizations on our committee, the event simply could not take place.
We thank all who have served and continue to serve on our committee since 1993.
START/FINISH: Inwood Park, end of Bayview Ave. (SW corner of Nassau County), Inwood.
ENTRY FEE: 5K Run $25 Pre-Registered (until Oct. 12th). 80 yrs + is FREE! $30 Day of Race fee
Fun Run $15 Pre-Registered (Until Oct 12)
The Children’s “Pumpkin Tot-Trot” age 1-6 is also FREE.
CHECK-IN: T-Shirt & Race # pick-up is Saturday, Oct. 6th, 6-8 p.m. at 5 Towns Cross Fit 430C Doughty Blvd., Inwood
and on the day of race from 7:45–8:50 a.m. at Inwood Park.
AWARDS: 5K Race: 1st 3 Male/Female Overall, Age Group & Physically Challenged.
Age Groups: Under 12, 13-15, 16-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59,
60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85 And Over
Fun Run: Top Male & Female (12 and under). Tot-Trot: Awards to all participants.
RACE TIMING: Timing by Start to Finish Corp. 5K flat & fast through the streets of Inwood.
Post-Race activities includes the “Fastest Race Raffle on Long Island”
DIRECTIONS: Belt Pkwy to Nassau Expy (878), south to Bayview Ave., right to end (Inwood Park)
Southern Pkwy to Exit 19S, to Nassau Expy (left), to Bayview Ave (right), go to end
PROCEEDS: Race proceeds benefit college scholarships for 5 Towns area high school students.