Run for the Ridley 5K Virtual (LIRun/Hike)

Anywhere, NY

THE 2022 RUN FOR THE RIDLEY!          Photo's 2021

Live MAY 7, 2022...  Save the date! We are very excited to have another live event and hope this will be the trend in 2022. The race has to go through the permit process, but we expect it to be approved. We will let you know! 

The Ridley 5K has moved to Spring for 2021. Live! May 1st! 24th Annual Run to Help Save the Sea Turtles

Peconic Pathfinders and Riverhead Recreation will be avaiable every Sunday at the Veterans Memorial Park Pedestrian Path at 9am LIVE to safely assist virtual run participants and training for live 5K starting in April. 
Or you can participate in the 5K Run for the Ridley Virtually

The best part of running virtualy, is that you can run where you are, when you want to and where you can run or walk safley. Even if you are anywhere else in the world!

Invite friends and family that you can run or walk with safely. Start a team!
Peconic Pathfinders will host small groups in Calverton and Manorville to help you record your performance.

Join Peconic Pathfinders and the Riverhead Recreational Athletic Club any Sunday between 9 and 10 am at the Calverton Pedestrian Path at Veterans Memorial Park or you can hike with us at noon.

Use the ItsYourRace App to record your performance. Take pictures! Or you can manually submit your time on the results page.      Register Today!! Record your participation on the results page between NOW and May1st.

5K Run for the Ridley*
Run Live or Run Virtually
Download the Free IYR Virtual Mobile App   

Use the GPS on the App to record your activity!
Take Photo's along the way!

To benefit New York Marine Rescue Center

* Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii), also known as the Atlantic Ridley sea turtle, is the rarest species of sea turtle and is critically endangered. It is just one of many species that the New York Marine Center endeavors to rescue, rehabilitate and release every year as cold-stunned turtles arrive helpless on our beaches in the fall and winter and often die without discovery and response.


5K Run for the Ridley
Register Today!!

Call (631) 369-9840 ext 101 for more information. Register Online


Open to runners of all ages.


Run or walk anywhere. Be safe. You can record your participation on our free virtual app:


Online REGISTRATION  Avoid the Registration Line:
Now till April 30 at Midnight $25.00 Pick up Bib and tee shirt 6am-7:30 at Back Entrance to the Aquarium.
May 1, 2021 Midnight till 7:00am (day of race) $30.00 Pic up Bib at the Timing Trailer at 7am.
Virtual Now till May 8th Online only. $25.00 Registration stays open after the race. 
Live Day of Race Registration, cash only. Back Entrance to the Aquarium.



Top 3 male and female overall.  Plus, top 3 male and female in the following age categories:

    9 & under                   40 – 49                    

    10 – 14                       50 – 59                     

    15 – 19                       60 – 69                   

    20 – 29                       70 and over                     

    30 – 39                 



$25 Online only.

*Online registration closes at 5:00 PM on May 30th, 2021


Commemorative event T-shirt provided to the first 150 registered runners.

New York Marine Rescue Center
467 E. Main Street
Riverhead, NY 11901

Online Registration only

You may register online by visiting our Runner’s Application Page, filling out the online form, and checking the boxes to indicate your electronic signature and agreement with the Athlete’s Release conditions.

— Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities —

Corporate sponsors for this event are needed, welcomed and deeply appreciated. This annual 5K run attracts runners and spectators from throughout Long Island and the metropolitan area and it is an excellent opportunity for corporate visibility in support of the mission of the New York Marine Rescue Center. All logos will appear on our sponsor board on our web, social media and on display in the aquarium. Over 400,000 people visit the Aquarium each year.

Contact Danielle Perillo at 631-369-9840 ext 104 for Sponsor Opportunities
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When & Where

May 7, 2022


8:00 AM

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