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As City employees, we take great pride in keeping New York City moving. NYC Parks and WorkWell NYC have teamed up with New York Road Runners to bring you MoveNYC, a fun outdoor event created specifically for City employees! On Thursday, June 20, we are welcoming walkers, runners, and rollers from across NYC’s agencies for a five-kilometer run through Prospect Park.

Early registration has officially closed, but registration forms are still being accepted for agencies who did not fill their allocated slots:



Enter the MoveNYC 5K Drawing HERE



If you entered the drawing and would like to:

  • register for the event once you’ve been accepted – please follow the directions outlined in the acceptance email you received from Each participant has a unique registration URL.
  • check on the status of your entry – due to the high volume of applicants, we are unable to check the status of individual entries. All participants will be notified of their entry status by Tuesday, April 16.
  • cancel my registration or remove my name from the waitlist – we’re bummed you won’t be able to make it, but totally understand. It happens! Simply do not respond to the registration invitation and we will pull someone from the waitlist in your spot. Please note that spots are non-transferable.
  • find out more information about the event – please be sure to check out the dropdowns below for detailed information and Frequently Asked Questions.


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Event Details

Date: Thursday, June 20, 2019
Location: Nethermead, Prospect Park, Brooklyn (Google Map)
Event Start: 5:30 p.m.
Race Start: 6:30 p.m.
Event End: 8:00 p.m.

Distance: 5 Kilometers (Approximately 3.1 miles)


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In preparation for MoveNYC, NYC Parks will be hosting pre-race training groups to get you ready for the big day at various locations across the city! Signup to be alerted when the program re-launches in April:

If you have any questions about this program, please email with the subject line “Desk to 5K”.

Frequently Asked Questions  Learn More


How many people will be able to participate?

  • 2,500 people will be invited to move with us.

Who is eligible to participate?

  • This event is only open to current NYC employees (view full list of eligible agencies). However, if you wish to invite friends or family to cheer you on, all are welcome to do so!

Do I have to be a regular runner to complete a 5K?

  • Absolutely not! MoveNYC is for athletes of all levels and we urge you to participate however you are most comfortable. Our goal is simply to get out and move.

How long is a 5K?

  • A 5K is approximately 3.1 miles.

When will I hear if I have secured a spot in the event?

  • Everyone has until February 22 to enter for a spot. Those selected in the drawing will be notified by March 1. Participants will be selected off of a waitlist starting on Monday, April 1. All entrants will be alerted if they were not selected for the event by Tuesday, April 16.

Is there any other way to participate if I am not selected?

  • Once all participants have been notified, they will receive a registration link where they will confirm their participation. If those selected decide not to attend, a second drawing will be held on May 1 to fill any empty spaces.

If I register for the race and decide not to run, can someone else use my bib?

  • To ensure the safety of all of our participants, transferring spots in the MoveNYC event is not permitted.


Will I get overtime/compensation time/an excused absence for participation in MoveNYC?

  • Unfortunately not. While we love the City spirit that you are exhibiting during the event, it does not qualify as a part of your work day. If the event is during your normally scheduled work hours, please be sure to coordinate with respective parties so you can take the time off.


How should I get to race? Is there parking in Prospect Park?

  • Prospect Park is officially car-free and there is no vehicle parking, so we highly recommend taking public transportation to the event. The closest subway stops are the B/S/Q Prospect Park stop or the F/G 15st – Prospect Park Station.


Can I run with my baby stroller or pet?

  • Great question! Due to the number of people participating in the event and the capacity of the roadway, strollers and pets – outside of service animals – are not permitted on the course. You are welcome to bring either to the festival but they cannot be left unattended..