The Mid Island Rotary Club Of Staten Island Presents
  • Come Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with
    Staten Island's Spring Meltdown 5K Run / Walk
    Experience the spectacular landscapes
    and panoramic views of NYC’s newest and largest park,
    while helping the Staten Island community.
Event Information
Date & Time
Sunday, May 5, 2024 at 9:30 am
Registration Time: 8:00 • Race Start: 9:30
Fresh Kills Park
Staten Island, NY 10314
Pre-entry: $30.00 • Race Day: $35.00 • H.S. Runners: $15 • Walkers: $20
Rain or Shine
Free Dri-FIT Shirt
Register by April 20, 2024 and receive a FREE Dri-FIT shirt - for adult runners only.
  • Annual Scholarship for College
  • Annual Service Award Scholarship for College
  • Host annual holiday party for children at Staten Island University Hospital
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Donate to annual turkey basket drive
  • Participate in annual turkey basket drive
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • Alzheimer's Foundation
  • SI Mental Health Society
  • American Cancer Society
  • Carl Vincent Bini Memorial Fund
  • Children at Play
  • Freshkills Alliance
  • Green Tech Club at Tottenville High School
  • JDRF
  • Lavelle Prep
  • Run raffles, Bowl-a-thons and Golf Outings to raise funds to distribute to local charities including: Amethyst House, Cooley's Anemia, Autism Foundation, Eden II, Project Hospitality, Meals on Wheels, Seamen's Society for Children, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Learning for LIfe, SI Blind Society, Children at Play
  • Establish and mentor Interact Clubs at two SI high schools
  • Participate in annual JDRF walk-a-thon
  • Donate funds to food pantries on Staten Island
  • Midnight Run - distribute food to homeless in NYC with high school students from Notre Dame and St. Peters
  • OLGC Food Pantry
  • On Your Mark
  • SI Athletic Club
  • SI Center for Independent Living
  • SI Children's Museum
  • SI Museum
  • Community Resources *CRDD
Race / Walk Infomation

Come run or walk along one of the largest man-made mountains in the world. Experience the spectacular landscapes and panoramic views of NYC's newest and largest park, while helping the Staten Island community. See the Manhattan Skyline, the Freedom Tower, the rolling hills of Staten Island and the Highlands of New Jersey. Come run/walk the meandering hills consisting of paved paths, light gravel and dirt roads. See the wildlife along the way. As you run or walk the 5K course you will have the satisfaction of knowing that all the proceeds of this event will benefit Staten Island charities and food pantries.

Race scoring and timing done by the Complete Race Solutions.

Entrance to park near Showplace Bowling parking lot.

  • Pre-Registration: $30 - Dri-FIT shirt (for adult runners only)
  • Post "Date to Come" Registration: $35 - Shirt Not Guaranteed
  • H.S. Runners: $15 - Please Wear School Shirts
  • Walkers: $20 - Start Time is 9:45 am
  • Children under 12 admitted free

Register by April 20, 2024 and receive a free Dri-FIT shirt - for adult runners only.

5K Run Course Map
5K Walk Course Map

Previous 2022 Race

Now in it's sixth year, our race has become a great spring tradition inside the gates of the beautiful Fresh Kills Park in Staten Island.

Below are some photos of last year's 5K Run / Walk.

Previous Years Photos: 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2022

2024 Sponsors

Previous Sponsors: 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2022 | 2023

Register below. Complete Step 1 & Step2.

Check out what had to say...
Novice runner all smiles after Spring Meltdown 5K

To view the race results click here.
Step 1. Registrant Information Form

Please fill out all form fields if you wish to participate in the race/walk. Then, continue to Step 2 to submit payment for this event.

In consideration of your accepting this entry, I the undersigned, intending to be legally bound by myself, heirs, executors and administrators, waive and release any and all rights and claims for damages and injury that I may have against the Staten Island Athletic Club, Mid-Island Rotary Club, Freshkills Park, their agents, servants, successors and all persons or entities involved in the promoting or staging of the 2024 Spring Melton Run/Walk. I attest that I am physically fit and have trained sufficiently for this event to be held on Sunday, May 5, 2024.

Step 2. Payment


Shirt size:

Please note that once you make a credit card payment, you will soon receive an email confirming that you had paid.

If you are making a donation and do not wish to participate, you do not have to complete the form for registrants.

This event will take place rain or shine, no refunds.

If you want to register by mail click here.