5K Summer Races In And Around Westchester

Summer is finally here and it’s time to ditch the gym in favor of some outdoor exercise. Here are some of the best upcoming races.



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NYCRUNS Firecracker 5K

July 4, 9 am
Governor's Island
New York Harbor
$40-50
http://nycruns.com/nycruns-firecracker-5k-2/#/results::1403715824785

Take this rare opportunity to run on the scenic Governor’s Island while celebrating the fourth of July. Hop on the ferry over to the island and enjoy the unrivaled views of Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Statue of Liberty during your run. End the night with their post-race party, or enjoy the island with the family with a picnic lunch.

Village of Grace 5K

July 19, 8 am
Mount Vernon City Hall Plaza
$25 for adults, $10 for kids
http://gracechurchtoday.org

This family event is held to benefit the children and families of Mount Vernon that live in poverty. There will be both a 5K run and a 5K walk, for those who prefer a more casual approach to their exercise. No guilt in that, it’s for a good cause! Be sure to register in advance.

The Color Run

July 5 and 6, 9 am
Aviator Sports & Events Center
3159 Flatbush Ave.
Brooklyn
$55-60
http://thecolorrun.com/brooklyn/

Deemed “the happiest 5K on the planet” on their website, this crowd favorite lets participants run while getting drenched in neon paint. The high-spirited race is frequented by all ages and held throughout the world. Just be sure to bring wipes for that post-run sweat and paint trip home.

Pound Ridge 5K

July 5, 9 am
Pound Ridge Elementary School
7 Pound Ridge Road
$20 for adults, $10 for kids
http://www.townofpoundridge.com/recreation

Go for a run on a scenic course over rolling hills through the roads of Pound Ridge. There’s also a kid’s race for the little legs. Music and refreshments will be served at the finish line.

New York Giants Run of Champions 5K

July 20, 9 am
Metlife Stadium
E. Rutherford NJ
$50 for adults, $25 for kids
http://www.nyrr.org/races-and-events/2014/new-york-giants-run-of-champions-5k

Runners of all ages get the chance to run into the end zone in MetLife Stadium during this family friendly 5K. Enjoy a reception after featuring Giant’s legends.

Morgan Mudder

July 26, 10 am
Morgan Farm Stable & Kennel
2026 Morgan Farm Rd
West Point
$35 for adults, $10 for kids
http://www.active.com/west-point-ny/running/races/morgan-mudder-2014?int=72-3-A9

Prepare to get dirty during this challenging obstacle course. There will also be a kid’s mud run, as well as a food tent and beer garden on site. All participants will receive a T-shirt and finisher medal. Register in advance for a discount.