Classes, Prizes and Awards

Overall Winners

The fastest man and woman will receive the following:
Pagganck Ax Head award & a piece of The North Face product.

Significance of the Pagganck Ax Head award

The Native Americans of the Manhattan region referred to the island as Pagganck ("Nut Island") after the islandʼs plentiful hickory, oak and chestnut trees. 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 first finisher in each of the following categories will be awarded a 1st place prize, a piece of The North Face product.


Men (under 19)
Men 20 to 29
Men 30 to 39
Men 40 to 49
Men 50 to 59
Men 60 +


Women (under 19)
Women 20 to 29
Women 30 to 39
Women 40 to 49
Women 50 to 59
Women 60 +

Festival Area Activities

Our festival area will be full of fun, music and environmentally themed activities:

The Urban Assembly Harbor School

The Urban Assembly Harbor School

Students and staff from the Harbor School will be selling water bottles as a fundraiser for their Cross Country and Track teams.

Re-Fillable Water Station

Re-fillable Water Station

Please bring your water bottle on race day. In our effort to promote sustainable practices, water will be provided at re-filling stations in lieu of plastic water bottles.

DJ Mikey Palms

Photo courtesy of Natty Night

Sound provided by DJ Mikey Palms

Michael Palms, a native New Yorker from Brooklyn, has been a constant figure in the NYC music lexicon for the past 10 years. He’s played along side Diplo, QuestLove, Mark Ronson, Talib Kweli, Premier, Andy Rourke (The Smiths), Matt Berninger (The National) among others. Michael is an expert at precision cuts and smooth blends using multiple musical genres while he DJs. He’s provided the soundtrack for numerous bars, clubs, hotels, loft parties, corporate events and weddings.