19th Annual Riverwalk Run

One East Las Olas Blvd
Ft Lauderdale, FL 33301

Running > 1k, 5k

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Event Description

Lace up your sneakers and join us for the 19th Annual Riverwalk Run at Huizenga Plaza on Saturday, April 6th, 2019. This event, hosted by the Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale, will honor the League’s 80 years of service, and its impact on improving the surrounding community.   

The Riverwalk Run is a day of fitness and fun for the whole family.  All fitness levels are encouraged to attend! Options include running the 5 mile USATF Certified Course or the 5K course. A separate 5K Fitness walk is perfect for those who wish to take a slower pace.  Staggered starts for each participating category will be in place.

The picturesque route starts at Huizenga Plaza on Las Olas Boulevard, and then curves along the bank of the New River, wandering through the tree-lined neighborhood streets of Rio Vista, cutting through Smoker Park with views of the New River and the historic Stranahan House before finishing on the signature brick path of the Riverwalk.  

This year your kids can compete, too! Encourage them to sign up for the “Kids’ Fun Run,” a 1K course lined with parents and volunteers to cheer them on. Post-race festivities include a fabulous champagne brunch, activities for kids and an awards ceremony for top race finishers. 

Do you have Furry Friend who'd like to tag along? This year friendly dogs are welcome and they can enjoy their very own Doggy Fun Zone at the event.  Just be sure to sign them up, and don't forget a leash!


The Riverwalk Run will begin at 8:00 a.m. with same day registration and fun activities beginning at 6:45 a.m. The cost of the event is $35 for the 5K/5-mile, or you can join us for $45 on the day of the race. The Kids’ Fun Run costs $15 in advance and $20 on race day.  And for that special pup, the cost is $10 - even on race day!

*If you would like to join the event as a team, a 5 person MINIMUM is requested to receive a 10% discount at time of registration.

More than 1,000 runners are anticipated, so register now to secure your spot and vist www.RiverwalkRun.com for more information and updates.

*strollers permitted.


Event details and schedule


The 19th annual Riverwalk Run will take place on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 8:00am.

Starting Location

Riverwalk Run will take place at Huizenga Plaza, located at:

32 East Las Olas Boulevard in downtown Fort Lauderdale.


From I-95: Take the Broward Blvd Exit. Go East on Broward Blvd. Turn right onto Andrews Avenue. Turn Left onto East Las Olas Blvd. Huizenga Plaza is on the right.  From US-1: Turn West onto Broward Blvd. Turn left onto Andrews Avenue. Turn Left onto East Las Olas Blvd. Huizenga Plaza is on the right.

Start Times & More

6:45 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. – Race Check In, Packet Pick Up & Race Registration 
8:00 a.m. – Race Starts for 5M and 5K Run/Walk 
9:15 a.m. – Kids’ Fun Run starts
9:30 a.m. – Brunch begins for all Riverwalk Run participants and volunteers

Packet Pick Up

IMPORTANT: Anyone who registers after Sunday, March 31, must pick up their race bibs on race day. Early packet pick up will not be available to anyone who registers after March 31.

Early packet pick up will be at Runner's Depot Fort Lauderdale (489 SE 17th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316) during the following times:
Wednesday, April 3: 12 p.m.- 6 p.m.
Thursday, April 4: 12 p.m.- 6 p.m.

Race day packet pick up: 6:45 - 7:45 a.m. at Huizenga Park 

Timing and Scoring

The Riverwalk Run is a timed event and an official accredited course. Timing and scoring will be provided by a third-party, accredited organization.  More details to come!


All participants will receive a unique, newly designed, participation medal.


Registration Information

Online registration is available at www.RiverwalkRun.com!  You can register in person at Packet Pick-Up or on the day of the Riverwalk Run beginning at 6:45am. Accepted forms of payment include cash, check, Master Card, Visa and American Express.



Now to April 5

Race Day: April 6



5 mile & 5k*



10% discount applied for teams of 5 or more


Kids' Fun Run





Team Registration

If you are a company, or simply have a group of friends who want to participate in Riverwalk Run, we’d love for you to join us! 

Volunteering at Riverwalk Run

Volunteers are an essential part of Riverwalk Run – from cheering on runners along the course to helping with the brunch, every volunteer is an important part of our event.  If you would like to join Riverwalk Run by volunteering, please contact us!

For More Information or to Become a Sponsor of the Riverwalk Run

If you would be willing to donate to support the Riverwalk Run or would like more information, please contact the event chairs – Christina Jolley or Jacqueline Costoya RiverwalkRun@JuniorLeagueFTL.org

Website: www.RiverWalkRun.com

Proceeds from the Riverwalk Run support the mission of the Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale, one of our community's longest serving non-profit organizations. This signature event sustains the Junior League's commitment to key issues affecting our commuity such as human trafficking awareness, assisting adolescents in foster care to independent housing, childhood fitness and nutrition, and more!

Open (Overall)
Masters (40+)
Grand Masters (50+)
Senior Masters (60+)
Wheelchair athletes

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