Join us for the 2nd Annual New York Oyster Classic 5K (NYHOC5K)!
Tristate area runners and walkers will enjoy unmatched views of New York City
from beautiful Governors Island before it opens to the public for the day.
All proceeds directly benefit UA-NYHS and its programs.
directions to the Ferry
The ferry operates between the Battery Maritime Building
in Lower Manhattan and Soissons Dock on Governors
Island. The trip is approximately 8 minutes in duration.
The Battery Maritime Building is accessible by
the New York City subway: 1 Train to South Ferry,
the R Train train to Whitehall/South Ferry,
or the 4 or 5 Trains to Bowling Green.
New York City bus service to Lower Manhattan
includes: M5, M20, M15, BM1, BM2, BM3, BM4.
race DAY INFO
Governors Island is accessible by boat only.
The ferry will depart the Governors Island
Ferry Terminal/Battery Maritime Building,
10 South Street, NY, NY (adjacent to the
Staten Island Ferry Terminal) at 8 a.m. sharp.
Runners MUST be on this ferry.
Runners will need their Oyster Classic bib
to get aboard, and all spectators
will need their NYHOC '18 bracelets.
The race will start at 9 a.m..
On the island, just off the ferry, you'll find
directions to the NY Harbor School, which is the
site of the start/finish. Bag check and toilets
will be available in the same area.
Water tables with cups will be available at the
start and the finish areas. Bring a water bottle
with you to fill up at the island's water
filling stations along the course.
We’ll meet you and your spectators at
the finish line with bagels and fresh fruit.
The Oyster Classic 5K is rain or shine
and we are unable to offer registration refunds.
*please note we are not responsible for lost or stolen valuables.
"Most scenic race in New York City, stayed and enjoyed
Governors Island’s wonders after the race."
"Best 5K course I have ever run on,
flat and fast!"
“Terrific way to build team spirit for my company
and we came together for a good cause”
oyster classic sponsor
Interested in NYHOC5K
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SPONSOR a student
or teacher runner
Donate by sponsoring
UA-NYHS teachers or students.
Students and Staff: your registration will be done at school at a special price which is not available online.
Alumni: Please click here and we will contact you on how to register and a special alumni price!
*click here if you are an NYHS student,
staff or alumni
Need more information? Please send us your questions.