2019 Run for the River™ 5K/10K Registration is Now Open!

Click here to register online

Registration is now open for Save the River’s 17th annual Run for the River™ 5K/10K; this year’s race will be held on Saturday, July 27, 2019.

The fast and flat course winds through downtown Clayton and along the waterfront. We’re pleased to have ARE Event Productions returning to provide 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.

Event Details

Date: Saturday, July 27, 2019 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. Click here for the course map


  • Save The River members receive a $5 discount on their registration fee; click here to become a member or call us at (315) 686-2010
  • 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); click to here register online
    • Online registration closes Sunday, July 21; Monday, July 22 - Friday, July 26 runners can register in person at Save The River
  • Register by mail; click here to download the paper registration form, fill it out, and return it with payment
    • to:
      Save The River
      C/O AREEP
      P.O. Box 38195
      Albany, NY 12203

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

*Pre-registration closes Friday, July 26 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 (includes complimentary t-shirt):
5K: $25 non-members ($20 members)
10K: $30 non-members ($25 members)

Registration rates July 1 - Race Day (does not include complimentary t-shirt):
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 25 and Friday, July 26 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 and social media pages, as soon as possible following the race

Latest News

2018 Run for the River™ 5K/10K Results
Congratulations to all of our runners and walkers! Save the date for next year: July 27, 2019. Click here for the complete 5K results Click here for the complete 10K results   5K Award Results Top 3 overall female 5K runners: Connie Hammaker (21:24) Lesley Vars (23:17) Lisa King (23:52) Top 3 overall male 5K […] read more

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. read more

See our blog for more news!     

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 River

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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Over half of Save The River's budget comes from individual memberships and contributions. Supporting us with an annual membership donation will keep our River advocacy, education and research programs going strong.

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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  Fireboat by Siobhan Creem  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 
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409 Riverside Drive
Clayton, NY 13624

(315) 686-2010


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