8-11 mile Sakura Run to Roosevelt Island!
Roosevelt Island was one of my favorite spots to run to when I lived in Astoria and I would love to share this area of NYC with you. Spring is THE BEST TIME to visit Roosevelt Island. Cherry blossoms surround the perimeter of the island, so it makes for an especially beautiful run.
It's about an 8-mile run from GAP to Roosevelt Island, going along Kent Ave (you can shave a little more than a half mile if you choose to go the most direct route). It's around another 3 miles if you choose to run the perimeter of Roosevelt Island, or you can choose to run directly to Frankliln D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park.
Her'e’s a link to the event on Facebook.