The Warrior Race Overview

On June 4th, South Brooklyn Running Club is hosting the first ever Warriors Relay Race from Van Cortlandt Park to the Coney Island Brewery. The Warrior Relay is an alley cat road race inspired by Walter Hill’s 1979 film, The Warriors. You’ll trace the route that the Warriors took as they escaped the Bronx after being framed for killing Cyrus.

Organizer with any questions: Email Ben: bentmiller9@gmail.com

1. Start (Van Cortlandt Park Track): All of your runners should be at Van Cortlandt Park at 10am except for Runner #2, who will be allowed to skip check-in to make sure they are in place when Runner #1 finishes their leg.

Each runner MUST have:

  • A fully charged smartphone for posting photos and navigation

  • A Metro Card for going to and from checkpoints, and to access some of the checkpoints

  • An Instagram account to post your handoff

2. Handoff:  

Each checkpoint in the race is based on a location where the movie The Warriors was filmed and/or was supposed to take place. The following steps will need to be followed at each checkpoint:

1. Check in with the volunteer(s) stationed at the checkpoint

2. Switch the Suunto watch from runner to runner

3. Take a photograph that shows both team members (finishing and starting) along with identifying items contained in the screenshot on your course information card ( provided at check in)

4. Post your checkpoint photo on Instagram. Tag @SouthBrooklynRC and use the hashtags #SBRC

#WarriorsRelay #Warriorscomeouttorelayand your unique team hashtag (provided on your race leg reference cards

3. Getting to Your Leg:  Take the bus, subway, or get some extra miles in. No cars are allowed. Once you’ve run your leg of the race, hop on the train and go to the Coney Island Brewery.

Teams with less than 8 people are allowed. These teams will still be required to make an exchange at every checkpoint -- this means Runner 4 can not run legs 4 & 5 back-to-back. But your order isn't locked in to 1,2,3,4,1,2,3,4.

4. Winners: The first team to have their entire team make it to Coney Island Brewery and have all of their photos posted wins.

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Warrior Race Leg 1 (Alex Galitsky): Tortoise & Hare Statue, Van Cortlandt Park to 161st St. & River Avenue, Bronx

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Name: Running of the (Turn)bulls, 4.7 miles, (35 minutes)

Start: Tortoise & Hare Statue

Head south on Broadway toward W 240th St (0.9 mi)

Slight left onto Exterior St (0.3 mi)

Turn left onto W 225th St (282 ft)

Turn right onto Bailey Ave (0.6 mi)

Continue onto Sedgwick Ave (0.3 mi)

Turn left onto W 183rd St (358 ft)

Turn right onto Loring Pl N (0.1 mi)

Turn left onto Hall of Fame Terrace (0.1 mi)

Slight right onto Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd/University Ave (0.6 mi)

Turn left onto Macombs Rd (0.5 mi)

Slight right onto Plaza Dr (0.2 mi)

Continue onto Jerome Ave (0.1 mi)

Slight left onto River Ave (0.7 mi)

Finish: East 161st Street & River Ave. 

Photo Element: Elevated Train Tracks

Tag @SouthBrooklynRC and use the hashtags #SBRC, #WarriorsRelay #Warriorscomeouttorelay and your unique team hashtag (provided on your race leg)

Warrior Race Leg 2 (Denny Moran): 161st and Bronx to 96th and Riverside Drive

Name: CAN YOU DIG IT?, 4 miles (30 minutes)

Start: 161st Street. & River Avenue, Bronx

Head west on E 161st St 410 ft

Take the crosswalk (0.1 mi)

Turn left onto Macombs Dam Bridge (0.3 mi)

Slight right onto Macombs Pl (387 ft)

Turn left onto W 154th St (30 ft)

Turn right onto Macombs Pl (0.2 mi)

Turn left onto Frederick Douglass Blvd (0.2 mi)

Turn right onto W 145th St (0.3 mi)

Turn left onto Amsterdam Ave (335 ft)

Slight right onto Hamilton Pl (0.4 mi)

Turn left onto Broadway (0.2 mi)

Turn right onto W 132nd St (0.2 mi)

Turn left onto Hudson River Greenway (0.1 mi)

Finish: 96th St. & Riverside Park, Manhattan

Photo Element: Arches where people are standing

Tag @SouthBrooklynRC and use the hashtags #SBRC, #WarriorsRelay #Warriorscomeouttorelay and your unique team hashtag (provided on your race leg)

Warrior Race Leg 3 (Jade Ueckermann): 96th and Riverside to Grey's Papaya, 72nd and Broadway

Name: Flee the Furies, 1.5 miles, (15 minutes)

Start: 96th St. & Riverside Park, Manhattan

Head southeast on W 96th St toward West End Ave (0.2 mi)

Turn right onto Broadway (1.2 mi)

Turn right onto Amsterdam Ave/Verdi Square (75 ft)

Finish: Grey’s Papaya, 72nd St & Amsterdam, Manhattan

Photo Element: Grey’s Papaya Signs

Tag @SouthBrooklynRC and use the hashtags #SBRC, #WarriorsRelay #Warriorscomeouttorelay and your unique team hashtag (provided on your race leg)

Warrior Race Leg 4 (Adrian Brune): Grey's Papaya to 45th Ave. & 23rd St., Queens

Name: The Orphaned Leg, 3.8 miles (30 minutes)

Start: Grey’s Papaya, 72nd St. & Amsterdam, Manhattan

Head northeast on Amsterdam Ave/Verdi Square toward W 72nd St (75 ft)

Turn right onto W 72nd St (0.3 mi)

Cut through Central Park 

Turn left onto E 61st St (0.7 mi)

Turn right onto 1st Avenue (292 ft)

Turn right onto Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge Path (1.4 mi)

Turn left onto Queensboro Bridge Greenway (436 ft)

Turn left onto 23rd St

Finish: 45th Ave. & 23rd St., Queens

Photo Element: Masonry over “Greeting Cards” Sign

Tag @SouthBrooklynRC and use the hashtags #SBRC, #WarriorsRelay #Warriorscomeouttorelay and your unique team hashtag (provided on your race leg)

Warrior Race Leg 5 (Alex Davis): 45th Ave. & 23rd Street to Union Square

Name: Out-legging the Lizzies, 4.7 miles (40 minutes)

Start: 45th Ave. & 23rd St., Queens

via Ed Koch Bridge

Head north on 23rd St toward 44th Dr (282 ft)

Turn right onto 44th Dr (377 ft)

Turn left onto Hunter St (0.1 mi)

Slight left onto 27th St (0.2 mi)

Turn left onto Queens Plaza S (20 ft)

Turn right toward Queensboro Bridge Greenway (157 ft)

Turn left onto Queensboro Bridge Greenway (318 ft)

Turn left onto Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge Path (0.7 mi)

Turn right onto 1st Avenue (0.3 mi)

Turn right onto E 54th St (0.1 mi)

Turn left onto 2nd Ave (2.0 mi)

Turn right onto E 14th St

Finish: Union Square Subway Stop (14th St. in the Park)

Photo Elements: Stairs, Track, Union Square Sign

Tag @SouthBrooklynRC and use the hashtags #SBRC, #WarriorsRelay #Warriorscomeouttorelay and your unique team hashtag (provided on your race leg)

Warrior Race Leg 6 (Chelly Park): Union Square to Hoyt Schermerhorn Subway

Name: We Run the Subway

Start: Union Square Subway Stop (14th St. in the Park, Manhattan)

Head southeast on E 14th St toward Union Square E (85 ft)

Turn right onto 4th Ave (0.3 mi)

Continue onto Cooper Sq (0.2 mi)

Continue onto Bowery (0.8 mi)

Turn left at Canal St (374 ft)

Turn left toward Manhattan Bridge Pedestrian Path (30 ft)

Manhattan Bridge Pedestrian Path

Turn left toward Jay St (30 ft)

Turn left onto Jay St (0.6 mi)

Continue onto Smith St (0.1 mi)

Turn left onto Schermerhorn St

Finish: Hoyt-Schermerhorn Subway(Schermerhorn b/w Hoyt & Bond, Brooklyn)

Photo Element: Top of Stairs

Tag @SouthBrooklynRC and use the hashtags #SBRC, #WarriorsRelay #Warriorscomeouttorelay and your unique team hashtag (provided on your race leg)

Warrior Race Leg 7 (Brian McGregor): Hoyt-Schermerhorn Subway (Schermerhorn b/w Hoyt & Bond, Brooklyn) to New Utrecht Avenue Subway (62nd St. & New Utrecht Ave, Brooklyn)

Name: More Fun with Orphans, 5.2 miles (45 minutes)

Start: Hoyt-Schermerhorn Subway (Schermerhorn b/w Hoyt & Bond, Brooklyn)

Head southeast on Schermerhorn St toward Bond St (0.4 mi)

Slight right onto Flatbush Ave (0.3 mi)

Turn right onto 5th Ave (2.6 mi)

Turn left onto 39th St (0.6 mi)

Slight right onto New Utrecht Ave

Finish: New Utrecht Avenue Subway (62nd St. & New Utrecht Ave, Brooklyn)

Photo Element: Door into Station, Adjacent Sign

Tag @SouthBrooklynRC and use the hashtags #SBRC, #WarriorsRelay #Warriorscomeouttorelay and your unique team hashtag (provided on your race leg)

Warrior Leg 8 (Team): New Utrecht Ave Subway to W. 12th & Bowery, Brooklyn

Leg 8: Come out to Play-ay!

Start: New Utrecht Avenue Subway (62nd St. & New Utrecht Ave, Brooklyn)

Head southwest on 15th Ave toward 64th St (0.2 mi)

Slight left onto New Utrecht Ave (0.5 mi)

Turn left onto 75th St/Bay Ridge Pkwy (0.8 mi)

Turn right onto Stillwell Ave (2.3 mi)

Turn left onto Bowery St.

Finish: W 12th St. & Bowery Ave., Brooklyn

Photo Element:Full Team, Wonder Wheel Sign (in background)

Tag @SouthBrooklynRC and use the hashtags #SBRC, #WarriorsRelay #Warriorscomeouttorelay and your unique team hashtag (provided on your race leg)