The 20th annual Shelter Island 5K run/walk, a USA Track & Field certified course, will be held Saturday, October 19, at 11 AM. 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 scenic 5K course starts on a tree-lined street with fall foliage and finishes along Crescent Beach.
Medals are awarded for the top male and female finishers, and for the first-place breast cancer survivor runner and walker. There are also prizes awarded to the team with the most participants. A free shuttle bus runs from the North Ferry to registration between 9 and 10:15 AM. The return shuttle from the finish to the North Ferry runs until 1 PM. An open stretch clinic starts at 10 AM. The first 500 participants are guaranteed race shirts and goody bags. All participants will receive free race photos and are welcome to attend the free post-race barbecue, which includes chili, cookies, and more. The event is family-friendly and all ages are welcome. Dogs and strollers are also welcome. All proceeds from the raffle, with over 20 prizes, benefits Lucia’s Angels.
Runners may register online at https://bit.ly/2lQK9sb or by mail by printing the application online and mailing to P.O. Box 599, Shelter Island, NY, 11964. Fees are $35 for adults and $15 for kids 14 and under when applying for advanced registration, which needs to be done by midnight October 18.Children five and under are free. Same-day registration is $40 for adults and $20 for kids.
For more information about Shelter Island Run visit www.shelterislandrun.com or call 631-774-9499.