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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! Whether you’re a walker, runner, or roller, we welcome you to join us on the evening of Thursday, June 20 for a five-kilometer run through Prospect Park.

Want to get in on the action but not feeling prepared? NYC Parks will be hosting pre-race training groups to get you ready for the big day at various locations across the city. We will reach out to all participants in April with more information as we get closer to race day.

Is a 5K not your thing? You can still join us in the park to cheer on the participants and enjoy the pre- and post-run festivities.

Limited spots are available, so we’re holding drawings across all City agencies. To enter the drawing, please fill out the MoveNYC entry form by February 22:



Enter the MoveNYC 5K Drawing HERE



If you have questions about MoveNYC, please contact and include “MoveNYC” in the subject line.

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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

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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.

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.