Walk/ Run for Little Readers 2024

Join ROR GNY and the Walk/Run for Little Readers team at the Change the World NYC 5K on Saturday, June 8, 2024! This Manhattan-based run is a fun day for the whole family. All ages are welcome to participate to walk or run the scenic Hudson River Greenway Course. 

Start Point: Pier 46 at Hudson River Park (near Bank St)

Race Loop: Pier 57 (near W. 17 St)

Finish Line: Pier 46 at Hudson River Park (near Bank St)

Distance: 1 lap of the course is 1.55 miles and 2 laps of the course is 5K

The Walk/Run for Little Readers team raises essential funds each year to enable ROR GNY to supply more free books to more kiddos throughout NYC. And when you run, the race organizers will also plant a tree at One Tree Planted on your behalf in honor of World Environment Day on June 8. How great is that?! 

Click the link to register for the race:  Change the World Run NYC.  This small, private group run is capped at just 15-20 participants per wave. The waves will book up QUICKLY! ROR GNY participants need to join WAVE C for the 9:00AM start time: 

Wave A: 7:30 AM
Wave B: 8:30 AM
Wave C:  9:00 AM

After you register for the race, join the official ROR GNY Walk/Run for Little Readers team to help us reach our $20,000 fundraising goal! To participate, click here and press the “I want to fundraise for this” button and create your fundraising page to share with your network. Add your picture, why you are running, and even set a personal fundraising goal. 


Walk/Run for Little Readers is ROR GNY’s official race team that helps raise essential funds for our mission every year, empowering young children to reach their fullest potential through reading. Every dollar raised by the Walk/Run for Little Readers team* enables ROR GNY to provide books and early literacy resources for 250,000+ high-need New York families each year. With your help, we can bring the gift of reading to more children and families across greater New York. Join, or support, the team today! 

*Participants who raise a minimum of $1,000 will receive an exclusive commemorative gift.