Get Outside on Governors Island

Governors Island is the jewel of the New York Harbor and the most recent addition to NYC Parks. This 172-acre island is home to our USATF certified 10K course. In 2013 we have created a three loop course taking place on the historic northern portion of the island. It is a flat and fast island exploration run. The tree lined streets are beautiful, scenic and tight. The outer loop offers some of the most spectacular views of New York you will have ever seen. Your island exploration run starts with a ferry ride over to Governors Island. There you will be directed to the START.

Pagganck Ax Head Award

The fastest man and woman will receive the coveted Pagganck Ax Head. The Native Americans of the Manhattan region referred to the island as Pagganck (“Nut Island”) after the island’s plentiful hickory, oak and chestnut trees. Its location made the island a perfect fishing camp for local tribes and many residents of the area used the island seasonally. In June of 1637, Wouter Van Twiller, representative of Holland, purchased Governors Island from the Native Americans of Manahatas for two ax heads, a string of beads, and a handful of nails.

The North Face®

The North Face, a division of VF Outdoor, Inc., was founded in 1968. Headquartered in San Leandro, California, the company offers the most technically advanced products in the market to accomplished climbers, mountaineers, snowsport athletes, endurance athletes, and explorers. The company's products are sold in specialty mountaineering, backpacking, running, and snowsport retailers, premium-sporting goods retailers and major outdoor specialty retail chains. Never stop exploring™.

Paragon Sports

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For sports enthusiasts around the world, Paragon Sports is considered the benchmark of quality for all types of sports equipment and clothing. Since 1908, we have taken pride in showcasing products from the brands you know and love as well as unique and exceptional brands that you may not be familiar with yet.

At Paragon Sports, we are committed to bringing you the hottest, most innovative and technologically advanced products in the sports and outdoor field.