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5K The IDEAL Way

Annual Run, Walk, or Wheel Event

graphic shows a bike wheel and a red and a blue foot silhouette stacked on one another plus multi-aged people running


5K the IDEAL Way • Saturday, November 4

To celebrate our new  home in the Financial District, IDEAL announces that our annual race, 5K The IDEAL Way, will be, for the first time ever, a live, in-person event! Thanks to IDEAL parent Nina Heebink for leading the way!

All participants will receive the race-branded fanny pack pictured below and post-run refreshments.

a grey race-branded fanny pack with a foot and spoked wheel graphic

Location: Gather at The IDEAL School of Manhattan, right outside the school building entrance in Queen Elizabeth II Park at 5 Hanover Square, New York, NY 10004. At race time, all participants will walk safely to the start on the greenway path. Both courses start and end on the greenway path. After participants complete their course, they should make their way safely back to IDEAL for refreshments.


  • 9 AM: Check-in, on-site registration at 5 Hanover Square
  • 9:30 AM: Walk to the race start
  • 9:45 AM: Run/walk/wheel race officially begins
  • 10-11:30 AM: Post-run refreshments, in front of school

Race Waiver: Download and complete this document if you will be a participant or are registering a child to participate in the race. Upload the completed document in the Participation and Sponsorship Form below. 


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