2021 Harlem 5K Run honoring Mayor David Dinkins

Sat, Aug 14, 2021 - 08:00 AM — Sat, Aug 14, 2021 - 10:30 AM
Event Details

To the City College Community:

The City College of New York in support of the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, Harlem Week and the New York Road Runners (NYRR), invites faculty, staff, students and alumni to participate in the 2021 Harlem 5K Run honoring Mayor David Dinkins.

This year’s event offers two options to participate: a free Virtual Run and a paid limited in-person run. Please note that the college will not be sponsoring a team for this year race.

The Virtual 5K can be run anywhere at your convenience during the race window of August 7, 2021 – August 15, 2021.

The in-person Run will take place on Saturday August 14, 2021 at 8:00 AM (runners will start on Edgecombe Ave and 136th Street) and will include additional events such as the Family Health Walk and the Children’s Run.

As noted earlier, if you choose to participate this year in the in-person 5K, you will be responsible for the registration fee. To learn more about this option, please visit the NYRR Event page for details and pricing.

For those interested in participating in the Virtual 5K event:

  • Connect to Strava or join Strava for free by clicking "Connect with Strava."
  • Click HERE to go to the NYRR event race registration page.
  • If you already have a NYRR account, sign in with your credentials.
  • Once you sign in, select the 2021 Virtual Harlem Run 5K Honoring Mayor David Dinkins (General Entry) and link to your STRAVA account.
  • Add the event to your cart and complete the steps to checkout.
  • A confirmation email will be sent to the email address linked to your NYRR account.

You can find out more information on the Virtual 5K by visiting the NYRR Volvo Virtual Racing page.

The 2021 Harlem 5K Run honors the life and contributions of Mayor David Dinkins who served as the mayor of New York City from 1990 to 1993 and was the first African American to hold that position. Mayor Dinkins died in November 2020 at the age of 93.

The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce has worked tirelessly to mitigate the devastating impact COVID-19 has had on our community. In concert with generous individuals, and renowned organizations and institutions, the Chamber has been able to provide much needed support and services to the residents, businesses and community-based organizations of Upper Manhattan. If you would like to be a part of this important work, please consider contributing to Support Harlem Now.

For information on the full listing of Harlem Week 2021 events, please visit the Harlem Week website.

We look forward to another exciting event and thank you in advance for your participation and support.

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