Event Details: New York City Brain Tumor Walk

Saturday, June 20, 2015, Randall's Island Park, New York, NY



Date: Saturday, June 20, 2015
Location: Randall’s Island ~ 20 Randall’s Island Park, New York, NY 10035
Registration: 9:00 AM
Walk Start Time: 10:30 AM
Program & Activities: 9:45 AM – 2:00 PM
Length of Event: 5K (~3.1 miles)

Event Day Program:
12:30 – 2:00pm Special Commemorative Ceremony & 5th Anniversary Celebration
Calling all team captains!
Beginning promptly at 9:40 AM team captains will be invited to the stage to share the name of the loved one they walk in honor of. If you wish to share, please listen for announcements and make your way to the stage.
Survivor Photo – a survivor photo will be taken at the stage at 9:30AM. If you are a survivor and would like to participate, please make your way to the stage around 9:15 AM.Top team and top individual fundraisers will be acknowledged during the closing ceremony.

Rain or shine, the event will go on!

Regardless of weather, layered clothing, windbreakers, sunglasses and sunscreen are recommended.

Visit our Incentives and Challenges page to view details.

Directions & Parking

GPS Address
20 Randall’s Island Park
New York, NY 10035

Parking Lots E and F are for walk participants… additional parking will also be available in Lot B.
For those who need assistance with transportation to the walk site, 3 shuttle buses (one of which is handicap accessible) will be available at Lot E.

The M35 bus runs to the Island from the NW corner of 125th Street and Lexington Ave. Transfer is available from the Lexington Avenue 4, 5 or 6 trains at 125th Street.
For updated MTA travel information, (718) 330-1234 or

Randall’s Island Park offers approximately eight miles of pedestrian and bicycle pathways, accessible from points in Manhattan, the Bronx and Queens.

The 103rd Street Footbridge in Manhattan is open to pedestrians and cyclists 365 days per year, 24 hours per day and is accessible at the East River Esplanade at 103rd Street and FDR Drive. Take the 4/6 train to 103rd Street or the M15 bus to either 100th or 102nd Street. Walk east along 102nd Street to FDR Drive. Then, walk one block north directly onto the crossover leading into the Footbridge.

Alternatively, take the M106 across town to FDR Drive and walk three blocks south. On Randall’s Island, the Footbridge is accessible at the southwest corner of the Island.

The Bronx Shore Footbridge at the Park’s northern end is slated to open in 2015 alongside the new South Bronx Connector to 132nd Street.

Pedestrian walkways on all three spans of the RFK Triborough Bridge connect the Park to Manhattan, the Bronx and Queens.

Manhattan: 125th Street and 2nd Avenue to just behind the Golf Center

Bronx: Cypress Avenue and Bruckner Boulevard to the Bronx Shore Fields

Queens: Hoyt Avenue and 28th Street, adjacent to the Astoria Boulevard N/W station, to mid-Island, adjacent to the Central Fields

All automobile access is via the RFK Triborough Bridge. If navigating with GPS, please use “20 Randall’s Island Park, New York, NY 10035” as your destination.

Please note below, there is a new ramp to Randall’s Island off of the RFK Triborough Bridge from both the Bronx and Manhattan.

From Manhattan:
If paying with E-ZPass at toll: Stay left at toll plaza for the exit ramp to Randall’s Island, immediately after the toll plaza.
If paying cash at toll: Stay right for the exit to Randall’s Island, about a half-mile past toll plaza.

From Queens:
Stay right for the exit to Randall’s Island, immediately after the toll plaza.

From the Bronx:
Once on the Bridge continue toward Queens. After the Queens toll plaza, bear right for the Randall’s Island exit (about 200 yards).

Ferry Service
For years, RIPA and others have advocated for water-based transportation to the Island, as a particularly Park-appropriate link in an improved access system. As a result, ferry service is available for many major events to our dock on the Harlem River from East 35th Street, East 90th Street, Long Island City and other locations. See more here.

Volunteer Information

Learn more about our volunteer opportunities.

All funds raised through these events allow the National Brain Tumor Society to advance research and public policy to improve the lives of all those living with a brain tumor, as well as anyone who will be diagnosed tomorrow. Our mission is to find a cure for brain tumors – register today to help make a difference in the fight against brain tumors.
Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a registration fee?

Registration for the Walk is $25. Upon registration, you will receive a personal fundraising page and useful online tools to help you jumpstart your efforts. Even after the event is over, you will still have access to your personal fundraising page, allowing you to maximize your impact in the fight against brain tumors.

Am I required to fundraise a minimum amount?

Adults are encouraged to raise a minimum of $200 or more to help fund the discovery of a cure and better treatments for brain tumors.

Where do Brain Tumor Events funds go?

Proceeds from the event support research to find a cure for brain tumors, public policy advocacy, and patient information to make sure the critical needs of the brain tumor community are met, through the National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS).
Learn more.

Do I need to register my children?

No, children 17 and younger do not need to register or pay a fee to attend the event. However, we strongly encourage you to register your children ahead of time so that we can anticipate their attendance and secure their commemorative t-shirt.

I plan to participate to support one of my friends and their team. Do I still have to register?

If you are walking, running or riding you must register to participate. If you plan to attend as a cheering section, you do not need to register. Registration is open the day of the event.

Can I walk and volunteer?

Yes! If you plan to walk and volunteer, please register as a Walker FIRST, and then email your contact information to us.

What are Matching Gift Programs?

Many employers have matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. Ask your employer or HR department for more information. Generally, you will be asked to complete and submit a form to NBTS for approval. This form can be sent to the above address.

To whom do I make checks payable?

All checks can be made payable to the National Brain Tumor Society. If you wish to support a Walk participant, please complete this form and send to:National Brain Tumor Society
[Event Name]
55 Chapel Street, Suite 200
Newton, MA 02458

Are pets allowed at the event?

Pet policies vary, and are based on the rules of each venue. If pets are permitted at the venue, please keep your pets on a leash at all times. And, if your pet does not do well in large crowds, please consider leaving them at home. Please do not leave your pet in your car during the event.

Will I receive an event t-shirt?

All registered participants, volunteers, and survivors receive a t-shirt.

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