SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2016 | 11 AM
The 17th Annual Shelter Island 5K Run/Walk, a USA track and field certified course, will be held on Saturday, October 15th, 2016 at 11 a.m. The race is held in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and supports the North Fork Breast Health Coalition, the Coalition for Women’s Breast Health at Southampton Hospital and Lucia’s Angels. All proceeds go directly to patient care via these local breast health organizations. The beautiful and scenic 5K course starts on a tree-lined street with stunning fall foliage and finishes along the beautiful Crescent Beach.
Medals are awarded for the top male and female finishers, and for the first place breast cancer survivor runner and walker respectively. There are also prizes awarded to the team with the most participants and for the top two pledge winners. A free shuttle bus runs from the North Ferry to registration between 9 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. The return shuttle from the finish to the North Ferry runs until 1 p.m. An open stretch clinic starts at 10 a.m. The first 500 participants are guaranteed race shirts and goody bags. All participants are welcome to the free post race barbeque sponsored by the IGA and Tom Hashagen. The event is family friendly and all ages are welcome. Dogs and strollers are also welcome. All proceeds for the raffle, with over 20 prizes, benefits Lucia’s Angels.
Sponsors include: East End Cardiology, P.C., Sunset Beach, The Pridwin Beach Hotel, South Ferry, Shelter Island IGA, WLNG, Shelter Island Reporter, Hamptons.com, Eastern Long Island Hematology/Oncology, Dr. Dhiren Mehta, Interventional Pain Management Center, One Healthy Hamptons, Merrill Lynch, Sunrise Coach Lines and Dan’s Carting and Recycling.
Runners may register online at www.shelterislandrun.com or by mail by printing the application online and mailing to PO Box 599, Shelter Island, NY 11964. Fees are as follows: $30 adults, $10 kids 14 and under for advance registration prior to midnight 10/14/16. Same day registration is $40 adults and $20 kids.