The 38th Annual Shelter Island 10K/5K Run/Walk, a USA track and field certified course, will be held on Saturday, June 17th, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. Touted as the most scenic course by Runner’s World Magazine, the Shelter Island Run is a fundraising event for East End Charities. This year’s race will welcome former Olympian, four time NYC Marathon winner and four time Boston Marathon winner, Bill Rodgers and Amby Burfoot, Boston Marathon winner and former editor in chief at Runner’s World magazine. New this year, The Shelter Island Run is part of the Grand Prix Series. Celebrating three great New York races including the NYPD Memorial Run (May 21, 2017), Shelter Island Run (June 17, 2017) and Cow Harbor (September 16, 2017), the Grand Prix Series will offer prizes for the overall winner in all three races. For more details and to register for the Grand Prix Series go to https://elitefeats.redpodium.com/nypd-5k-shelter-island-10k-cow-harbor-10k-grand-prix-series.
Celebrate Post Race at the Runner’s Festival
Following the race this year, a post-race Runners Festival will offer a great way to celebrate completing the race. Produced and sponsored by John Kowolenko of Hampton Event Management International, the Runner’s Festival will be held following the race starting at 7 p.m. at the Island Boatyard and Marina on Shelter Island. There will be dancing with DJ Twilo, local artisan food trucks, cash bar, local merchant shopping area, a photo booth, kids fun area, amazing raffle prizes. Free admission for runners, $10 admission for non-participants and kids 14 and under are free. For a full schedule of events throughout the weekend visit http://www.shelterislandrun.com/events.html.
Race for Good – Supporting Local Charities
Proceeds from the race will go to support several East End charities. The Shelter Island 10K Community Fund, which assists our community with philanthropic donations to community programs for Shelter Island, educational services including scholarships, project Excel, school trips and family services. East End Hospice, which offers home health care, with short-term hospital stay when needed, for the people of the Hamptons and surrounding Long Island towns. Timothy Hill Children’s Ranch, which provides a safe haven for boys ages 10-21 who are in need of a therapeutic environment.
Runners may register online or by mail. Sign up is available online at http://bit.ly/2o92SuL. Register by mail by printing the application at https://www.shelterislandrun.com/10KApplicationOnePage17Web.pdf and mail with check payable to S.I. Run Inc., PO Box 266, Shelter Island, NY 11964. Fees are as follows: 10K – $40, $50 Day of Race; 5K – $30, $40 Day of Race, $15 Kids under 14, and veterans are free. Awards will be given for winners in the 10k, 5k run and 5k walk categories, with a $10,000 Runner’s Purse and course bonuses for the 10k. For a full list of runner’s purse visit http://www.shelterislandrun.com/elite.html.
Sponsors of this year’s event include: Bridgehampton National Bank, Frank J. Adipietro, MD, Hampton Jitney, Shelter Island Environmental, South Ferry, Shelter Island Reporter, The Ram’s Head Inn, Hampton Event Management International, Edible East End, Norsic, The Island Boatyard & Marina, Hamptons.com, Joseph J. Theinert Memorial Fund, Sunset Beach, WordHampton Public Relations, Schmidt’s, WBAZ, WEHM, Beach 101.7, American Legion, WLNG, The Chequit, North Fork Beverage Corp., Stop & Shop, Ian McDonald Architect, Little Dutch Sailing Charters, One Healthy Hamptons, Erica Stype McKenzie of Andrew Stype Realty, Peconic Bay Medical Center, Pepsi, Lexson Therapy, Historic Films, Hackett Team at Merrill Lynch, Dering Harbor Co., DJ Twilo, PopChips and Bai Water.
For more information about Shelter Island Run please visit www.shelterislandrun.com or call (631) 774-9499. For press inquiries contact Nicole Castillo of WordHampton Public Relations at (631) 329-0050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.