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unilever   Official GWBC Parking Provided by:700 Sylvan Avenue, Englewood Cliffs, NJ


PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION INFO  - DRAFT (all info to be confirmed)


Shuttle Service to Start:

From NJ
All participants, Family and Friends MUST park at the assigned parking location at Unilever and use the shuttle service to Start Line.   Shuttle Service will start at 6:00 from Unilever.
Note: There’s not parking at the start of finish line area (municipal parking will be closed)

Unilever is located at:  Unilever at 700 Sylvan Ave, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
Shuttles will drop participants, family and friends at the start line area.  We will be assigning shuttle buses for Family/Friends to be transported to the finish line.  
Friends & Family shuttles to the finish will depart from the Shuttle drop area at the Start Line.
(please note that you can also choose to walk to the finish (about 1.4 miles)). 
Family members that want to see the lead 5k/10k finishers should take the 7:30 am shuttle.
Please note that while we’ll do our best to get you there on time, we can’t guarantee it due to traffic and other unforeseen factors.  
Please give yourself plenty of time to get to the Parking Area and take the Shuttle to the start.  Skip the lines by getting there extra early.  Give yourself 30-45 minutes from the time you get to the parking area, to park your car, get the shuttle and arrive to the Start area.
note: please read below for Important Info regarding Bag Checking

From Manhattan
We will provide shuttle service from Manhattan to the Start area. You must RSPV at time of registration.
Shuttle will depart from 179th Street and Fort Washington Ave at 6:00 am every 15-20 mins until 7:00 am.
The last shuttle will depart at 7:00 am.  If you miss the shuttle you can choose to run/walk to the start
which is about 1.3 miles away. (you should take the south pedestrian pathway of the GW Bridge)

Shuttle Service from Finish Area to Unilever Parking Lot and Start Line
Approximately starting at 8:45 am shuttle service back to Parking Lot at Unilever will start. 
Shuttles will depart from the roundabout on top of the hill from Ross Dock – please look for signs and follow volunteer instructions.
Please note that once the last participant cross the finish line the Shuttles will depart from the finish line area (estimated time is 9:30 am)

Shuttle Service from Finish Area to Manhattan
Shuttle service back to Manhattan will start approximately at 9:30 am. Note that these Shuttles will depart from the Finish Line area at Ross Dock (not from the round about on top of the hill)

The Start Area
We will have water, coffee and some snacks at the start area.   Please listen for announcements to line up at the Startling Line.
 5k RUNNERS & WALKERS will start together at 7:45 AM
 10K RUNNERS & WALKERS will start together at 8:15 AM

Bag Check
NO bagpacks/bags during the race. 
Due to Security measures there’ll be NO BAGs allowed on the bridge. 
NO Bag allowed at the StartLine Area. You will be provided a clear bag at registration. You must use this bag provided at registration.  You must check your bags at the UPS truck before entering the start area. 
UPS Trucks will transport bags from the start to the finish line.   You must check your bags at the UPS truck before entering the start area.
Bag check closes at 7:30 AM! (your bag will be waiting for you at the finish line)
If you drop your bag after 7:30 AM. Your bag will not be delivered to the finish line until All participants have finished the event (around 9:45 am)
Note
:  PA police will be searching bags before entering the starting line area.

Start Times
5K   RUNNERS & WALKERS START at 7:45 AM.
10K RUNNERS & WALKERS START at 8:15 AM


The Course
This is a fast course.  There’ll be Miles markers for both the 10k (in blue) and 5k (in red)
NOTE:  ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST BE OUT OF THE BRIDGE BY 9:30 AM. 
Note: If you won’t make the cut off time you will be asked to cut the course short.

The Finish Line
Food, beverages, music and kids entertainment will be provided at the finish line. 

Award Ceremony
The award ceremony will take place at the Finish Line area - by the stage area - once most participants have completed the event
(expected time is 9:15 am)
There’ll be awards for the following age groups for both Male and Female in the 5k and 10K :
Top 3 finishers male & female, 19 and Under,  20-29, 30-39,40-49,50-59,60-69, 70+

Fundraising Awards

Top Fundraising individuals and Top Fundraising teams will be recognized during the award ceremony.
Note: the fundraising awards will be based on funds raised as of Friday June 5th (funds turned in on Saturday/Sunday will not count)

VIP area at Finish Line
Those participants who fundraised over $300 and Teams that average $250 per participant will be granted access to the VIP area at the Finish Line.  VIP area is located on the grassy area across from the Finish Line

Kids Fun Zone
Enjoy some fun with your kids at the Kids Fun Zone at our Finish Line Festival.  There’ll be face painting, bounce house, etc..