Rise Up Against Addiction 5K Run/Walk: New York City

Event Day

Date of Event: Sunday October 1, 2017
Location: Pier 84
Hudson River Park
12th Ave & W 44th St.
New York, NY 10036

There is no parking available.

Getting to the event:

Participants can cross 12th Ave. to get to Pier 84 at W. 44th St., W. 43rd St. or W. 42nd St.

MTA Subway Directions:

Take the A C E train to the 42nd St. - Port Authority Bus Terminal Station. Exit near W 43rd St. and walk west on 43rd Street until you reach Pier 84 on 12th Avenue.

Take the 7 train to the 34th Street - Hudson Yards station. Exit near 11th Avenue and walk west to 12th Avenue. Proceed north on 12th Avenue to Pier 84 between W. 43rd St. and W. 44th St.

5K Route Map

Event Schedule:
8:00 AM – Site Opens
9:00 AM – Program Begins
9:30 AM – 5K and Family Fun Mile Starts

Note: 5K runners will start the race, followed by 5K walkers, and wrap up with those that want to participate in the Family Fun Mile.

We have a variety of wonderful things planned for your Rise Up Against Addiction 5K Run/Walk event.

Welcome to the Event 

Upon arrival, you will be greeted by our amazing volunteers who will direct you where to go including runner check-in, team tents, the Shatterproof Community Village, and so much more. We can’t wait to welcome you on event day. If you have questions before the event, contact us at support@shatterproof.org.

The Shatterproof Community Village 

We have partnered with a variety of local organizations to showcase substance use disorder resources in your community. In addition, you can find more information about Shatterproof and our corporate partners in the village.

View a list of our current community partners or apply to be one today here.

Why I Rise Up Against Addiction 

We encourage you to share why you are rising up against addiction before, during, and after the event. Every participant has the opportunity to create a Why I Rise Up bib to wear during the 5K.. Whether you are rising up to celebrate your recovery or in memory of a loved one, we want to help you share it.

Memorial Gallery 

As a tribute to those who we miss so dearly, we will be displaying photos and stories of our lost loved ones in our Memorial Gallery.

Bring a 4x6 photo of your loved one and we will help you create a tribute for the garden and to wear close to your heart during the event.

"We will never forget you & with you in our hearts we will work to end the suffering from this disease."

Top Fundraiser Tent 

Top Fundraisers are invited to visit the Top Fundraiser Tent from 8AM – 12 PM to pick up your Shatterproof jacket and enjoy coffee or smoothies!
Learn more about how to become a Top Fundraiser here.

Team Village 

All teams that raise $10,000 or more, through sponsorship and/or fundraising, earn the opportunity to have a tent in the Team Village. This is a great opportunity to unite your team before and after the 5K. Many teams provide breakfast, style their tents with a fun theme, and distribute their team t-shirts. Learn more here

Team Meeting Area 

We will have three large colored banners in the Team Meeting Area so you can pick a spot for your team to meet before and/or after the 5K. When you arrive, stop by the sign making table to make a Team Sign. Once everyone arrives, unite to take a team photo. Team photos will be available online within 48 hours of the event.


We will have a variety of photo areas throughout the event.. We will also have volunteers ready to use your cell phone to take a photo so you can instantly share it with everyone you know. Don’t forget to tag us and use the #Shatterproof5kNYC

Runner Check-In & Results

All individuals who register to run and be timed will need to pick up their runner’s bib with timing chip no later than 15 minutes before the start of the race. Results will be posted at this same tent after the run.


We have two route options in NYC – a traditional 5K out and back route along the Westside Highway for runners and walkers and a Family Fun Mile that will turn around at the .5 mile marker. As you run or walk along the Westside Highway you will learn more about Shatterproof's mission and our addiction prevention, treatment, and recovery efforts. There will be a water stop along the route with lots of volunteers and signage to guide you! View the route map.


We encourage you to mail your donations to Shatterproof prior to the event. If you do bring them on event day, they will be collected at the Donations tent in the Community Village.


We have a variety of items available for sale at the event so you can purchase appreciation gifts for your donors or supplement your wardrobe with some great Shatterproof gear.

Food and Beverage 

Bananas, granola bars, and water are provided for every participant near the start/finish line and water is supplied along the route. No other food or beverage will be served. You are welcome and encouraged to bring your own.

Event Day FAQs

How long is the run/walk route?
The 5K route is approximately 5 kilometers or 3.1 miles and the Family Fun Mile is 1 mile. There will be a water stop along the 5K route and lots of volunteers and signage to guide you! You will cross the finish line in the same location as the start line.

What is the age requirement? 
There is no age requirement to participate.

Do I need to train or prepare? 
It is not necessary to train for the Shatterproof Rise Up Against Addiction 5K experience.

Will I receive a T-shirt? 
All participants who raise $100 or more will earn a T-shirt. A claim form is emailed to you and upon completion your T-shirt will be mailed to you. They will not be distributed at the event.

What time should I arrive?
We encourage you to arrive a minimum of an hour before the start of the race so you have time to unite with your team, explore the event activities, take photos, participate in our program, and line up for the 5K.

Is there a bag check area at the event? 
No. All participants are responsible for their items at all times.

Is my registration fee refundable if I am unable to run? 
All registration fees and donations are non-refundable.