Run, Riverdale! Run!


After the holiday season, and you’ve eaten your fill of Hanukkah sufganiyot (jelly donuts) and latkes (potato pancakes), or your Christmas ham and turkey with all the trimmings, or whatever you eat to celebrate your end-of-year holiday, you’ll probably do what most people do: Look in the mirror, cringe, and then join a health club.

Well, we’re here for you. On January 1, as you enter the doors of the Riverdale Y to begin your physical re-structuring (you can join now if you haven’t already), you might need some motivation. So now we are offering the ultimate test of your commitment to your health, and a chance to show your family and friends that you’ve still got it:

On May 6, 2018 we will hold our annual run, starting at the Y, and running through the streets of Riverdale. There will be 5K, 10K and ½ marathon races with prizes for all winners. And to add some fun and good deeds to our efforts, we’re asking participants to compete to raise money for the Y by asking friends to sponsor you in the race. If you sign up before December 31st at midnight, you can save up to $30 from race-time prices!


  • 5K Registration Fee $25 by 12/31/2017
  • 10K Registration Fee $35 by 12/31/2017
  • ½ Marathon Registration Fee $50 by 121/31/2017


The Riverdale Run is more than a race–it’s a community experience dedicated to the Jewish value of Tikkun Olam (healing the world). Regardless of our religious beliefs, the common thread that unites us is the impetus to help others who are less fortunate. For more information about the race, please visit You can sign up online and begin raising funds right away. There will be prizes for those who raise $100 or $500, and a special event for individuals who raise $1000 or more and teams that raise $2500 or more.

Don’t wait until the last minute to register! Prices go up after January 1, 2018, and we’re limited to 1,000 runners. In the past, we’ve reached the limit and were forced to turn runners away. Don’t miss the opportunity to participate in what is expected to be a record-breaking event.

So go ahead and indulge yourself for the holidays. Because you know you’ll be working out at the Y to get back in shape, run the 10th Annual Riverdale Run, and be a hero to your community!

For information about sponsorships of the event, please contact Rick Lund at 347-913-4974, or

For more race information, contact Nadeem Kazi at 347-913-4453, or