40th Annual Shelter Island Run 10K/5K Run/Walk Presented by BNB
The 40th Annual Shelter Island 10K/5K Run/Walk, a USA track and field certified course, will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2019 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. In honor of the 40 year celebration, this year’s race will welcome former Olympians Benji Durden and Kyle Heffner. Benji and Kyle both competed on the 1980 Olympic team, which was the same year the Shelter Island 10K was founded and the year the Olympics were boycotted. Benji and Kyle never competed, so we’ll be determining the winner with a special “Leave it on the Road, Even If It Takes 40 Years” race. Other former Olympians and running legends will also join us including: four time NYC Marathon winner and four time Boston Marathon winner, Bill Rodgers, Olympic Gold Medal winner and first-ever women’s Olympic marathon champion, Joan Benoit Samuelson and running legends Jon Sinclair and Keith Brantley.
Celebrate Post Race at the Runner’s Festival on Race Grounds at the American Legion
Following the race this year, will be a Family Fun festival, a great way to celebrate completing the race. The Family Fun Post Race Festival will take place at the American Legion adjacent to the race finish and will be complimentary to all. There will be dancing in the street with live entertainment provided by Points East; local artisan food trucks including Pizza Rita, Mister Softee and other vendors to be determined; plus a BBQ complimentary to all runners featuring hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers and more, provided by Stars Cafe; cash bar; beer and wine tent with beers provided by Long Ireland Brewery; a photo booth; kids fun area with carnival games; amazing raffle prizes and more. Activities will begin after 3 p.m. and live entertainment and beer and wine will be offered from 6:30–9:30 p.m. For a full schedule of events throughout the weekend visit shelterislandrun.com/events.
Race for Good – Supporting Local Charitie
Proceeds from the race will go to support several East End charities. The non-profit Shelter Island Run, Inc. founded in 1980 is dedicated to create positive awareness through running and health at our renowned annual 10K road race. Their mission is to provide funds to our communities youth, adults and seniors though education and services. The 10K run donates funds to running camps and various Shelter Island student groups as well as raises financial funds for East End Hospice, Timothy Hill Children’s Ranch and the Shelter Island 10K Community Fund. Charity teams are encouraged and there will be a $10 discount offered for teams of ten or more.
Runners may register online or by mail. Sign up is available online at the MORE INFO link. Register by mail by printing the application at shelterislandrun.com/register 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 for kids 14-and-under, and veterans are free. Participants with joggers are welcomed at the back of the race. Awards will be given for winners in the 10K, 5K run and 5K walk categories, with a Special Master’s Shootout Purse. For a full list of runner’s purse visit shelterislandrun.com/elite.