ABOUT THE RACE

about_unity_raceIn the spirit of unity, which can start with good sportsmanship, Crotona Park Running Club, Inc., a Bronx running club and a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, will host the second annual New York Unity Race, on Saturday, September 16, 2017, from 10:00 AM (same day registration starts at 8 AM to 9:30 AM). Members of the NYPD and the community will run a 5K race (approximately 3.1 miles) on a predefined course in Crotona Park. Additionally, Crotona Park 5K will distribute focus-group-tested literature, together with other giveaways to help cultivate a healthy relationship between the NYPD and the community it serves.

The New York Unity Race is a multifaceted community project that includes a race, solutions for community and police relationship building, and solutions for community development. Think of the New York Unity Race as a fun walk or run toward community improvement. Proceeds from the race will help to fund our community projects.

Our community solutions include Life Skills Learning Centers, vocational book distribution, and more. Please click here to learn more.

In light of the tremendous value that this event offers in uniting us as New Yorkers and strengthening our community, we are requesting your support as an attendee, race participant, volunteer, or sponsor.

Additional Information:
Click here to see our article in The Bronx Chronicle.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

1Is this race for a cause?
Yes. The goal of this unique event to help strengthen our community, and to help cultivate a healthy relationship between the NYPD and the community it serves. Go to our “Community Solutions” page for more information.
2Where is the race?
We will begin onsite registration at 8 AM directly outside the Crotona Park business office. All race attendees and participants should arrive here: Crotona Park, 1700 Crotona Ave., Bronx, NY US 10457
3How will you spend the profits from the Unity Race?
We will donate the profits to Crotona Park 5K, Inc., a Bronx running club and a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Every penny will go toward the projects that we outlined on our “Community Solutions” page.