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New York Harbor Oyster Classic 5K

June 4, 9 amnoon.


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.

The ferry operates between the Battery Maritime Building (BMB) in Lower Manhattan and Soissons Dock on Governors Island. The trip is approximately 8 minutes in duration.


Subway: 1 Train to South Ferry, the R train to Whitehall/South Ferry, or the 4 or 5 train to Bowling Green.

Bus: Service to Lower Manhattan includes: M5, M20, M15, BM1, BM2, BM3, BM4.

Click Here for directions to the ferry from your location.


Runners will need their Oyster Classic bib to board, and all spectators will need their NYHOC ’23 bracelets. Oyster Classic staff will be on hand that morning to hand out bracelets or ID to board the ferry. The race will start at 9 a.m.


On the island, just off the ferry, you’ll find directions to the NY Harbor School, and the start/finish line. Bag check* and toilets will be available in the same area.

The New York 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.

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 filing stations along the course. We’ll meet you and your spectators at the finish line with bagels , cream cheese and fresh fruit.

Bagels + Cream Cheese donated by NY Bagels

All proceeds directly benefit the NY Harbor School PTA and it’s support of the school’s programs, working to restore the waters of New York Harbor, while training the next generation of pilots, divers, engineers, marine technicians, climate change specialists and marine biologists.

– Registrants must have the bib mailed to them. **BIB MAILING ENDS 5/14**
– If you sign up AFTER 5/14 you must pick up your bib the day of the race beginning 8am.
– QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR BIB? Please reach out to [email protected]
Hurry; Register 3 weeks in advance to get a personalized Race Number!