2019 Riverwalk Run

  • Presented By: The Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale
  • Dates: April 6, 2019
  • Huizenga Plaza
  • 32 E. Las Olas Blvd.
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
  • 954-247-4551
  • Time: 6:45 AM registration, 8:00 AM start time
  • Price: $35 for Adults, $15 for Kids

Lace up your sneakers and join us for the 19th Annual Riverwalk Run at Huizenga Plaza on Saturday, April 6, 2019. Hosted by the Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale, this event raises funds to help members of the Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale continue improving the surrounding community.

The Riverwalk Run is a day of fitness and fun for the whole family as well as serious runners. All fitness levels are encouraged to attend! Options include running the 5 mile USATF Certified Corse or the 5K course. A seperate 5K Fitness walk is perfect for those who wish to take a slower pace. Once again, the "Kids Fun Run" will offer a 1K course lined with parents and volunteers to cheer them on. Post-race festivites include a brunch with local vendors, activities for kids, and an awards ceremony for top race finishers. All registrants will receive participation medals. Do you have a Furry Friend who would like to tag along? Friend, well-behaved dogs are welcome. Just be sure to sign them up, and don't forget a leash!

* Strollers welcome.

**Serious Runners: Staggered starts for each participating category will be in place.

Why Your Support Matters

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 community such as:

Human trafficking awareness
Diversity and Inclusion
Childhood fitness and nutrition, and more!
Riverwalk Run Important Event Information

Registration Information

You can register at www.riverwalkrun.com or in person on the day of the Riverwalk Run beginning at 6:45am. Accepted forms of payment include cash, check, Master Card, Visa and American Express.

Cost: $35 for Adults, $15 for kids if you register by April 5th. It will cost $45 for Adults and $20 for kids on race day.

Starting Location

Riverwalk Run will take place at Huizenga Plaza, located at 32 East Las Olas Boulevard in downtown Fort Lauderdale.

The Route

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.


All particpiants will receive a medal this year! Be sure to check back for the unveiling of the design.

The top finishers in each category will receive an award for both 5 Mile & 5K distances:

Open (Overall), Masters (40+), Grand Masters (50+), Senior Masters (60+), Wheelchair athletes, 9 and under, 10-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-69, 70 – 79, 80+

All Kid's Fun Run participants receive a participation medal.

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