2018 Run for the River™ 5K/10K Registration is Now Open!

Registration is now open for Save the River's 16th annual Run for the River™ 5K/10K; this year's race will be held on Saturday, July 28th.

The fast and flat course winds through downtown Clayton and along the waterfront. We're pleased to have the return of ARE Event Productions providing professional timing for the race. Runners and walkers of ages and abilities are encouraged to participate in this event. Awards will be given for top male and female runners in each age category.

Proceeds of Run for the River directly support Save The River's advocacy, education, and research programs.

Volunteers needed! Contact Bridget Wright at (315) 686-2010 for opportunities. Family and friends of run participants are encouraged to volunteer!

Business and Individual sponsorship opportunities are available at several levels.

2018 Underwriting Sponsor

Little Trees Car- Freshner

Event Details

Date: Saturday, July 28, 2018
Location: Frink Park, downtown Clayton (registration and race start)
Time: Race begins promptly at 9 am (see Race Day section for more information)
Note: For the safety of all participants, no jogging strollers or dogs are permitted on the race course
View the course map


  • Save The River members receive a $5 discount on their registration fee; click here to become a member
  • Runners who register by June 30 will receive a complimentary event t-shirt; a limited number of t-shirts will be available for purchase on race day
  • Register online (subject to nominal additional online fees); register online
    Online registration closes July 22nd; July 23rd - July 27th runners can register in person at Save The River
  • Register by mail; click here to download the registration form, fill it out, and return it with payment to:

    Save The River
    P.O. Box 38195
    Albany, NY 12203

  • Register in person at Save The River (409 Riverside Drive, Clayton)

*Pre-registration closes Friday, July 27th at 3 pm; after that time, runners can register in Frink Park on the morning of the race starting 7:30 am and ending promptly at 8:45 am.*

Registration rates until June 30:

5K: $25 non-members ($20 members)
10K: $30 non-members ($25 members)

Registration rates July 1 - Race Day:

5K: $30 non-members ($25 members)
10K: $35 non-members ($30 members)

Packet Pick Up

  • Pre-registered runners can pick up their packets on Thursday, July 26th and Friday, July 27th from 12 - 4 pm at the Save The River office (409 Riverside Drive, Clayton)

Race Day

  • Day-of registration and packet pick up opens at 7:30 am and closes at 8:45 am
  • Race begins promptly at 9 am
  • Announcement of race results and medals presentation at approximately 10:15 am
  • Both metered and non-metered street parking is available in the village or free parking is available at the community parking lot on Webb Street across from Lions Field
  • Results are posted on Save The River's website as soon as possible following the race

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About Us

Founded in 1978, Save The River is a non-profit, member-supported environmental organization whose mission is to restore, preserve and protect the ecological integrity of the Upper St. Lawrence River through advocacy, education and research. Since 2004 Save The River has been a member of the Waterkeeper Alliance as the Upper St. Lawrence Riverkeeper.

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The St. Lawrence River is one of the largest Rivers in the world and a magnificent place to live, work and play. Save The River has been working for more than 35 years to protect the River for current and future generations.

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Save The River was designated the Upper St. Lawrence Riverkeeper and is a member of the international Waterkeeper Alliance. The Waterkeeper Alliance is the world’s fastest growing environmental movement, with more than 200 local Waterkeepers patrolling rivers, lakes and coastal waterways on 6 continents.

Photos from around the River

Off to the races by Pam Quimby  Resting by Pam Quimby  On the Rocks by Nick Apel  Classic Sunset by Barb Hupp  TI Park Library by Meg Kerr  Fall by Carrie Kerr  Girls by Juliane Bauer  Winter Navigation by Sherman Ward  Off on the River by Jenni Werndorf  A Seaway View by Devon Colby 
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409 Riverside Drive
Clayton, NY 13624

(315) 686-2010


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