Wednesday, 10 June 2009 17:17The 10th annual Team Brickwell 5K Road Race/Walk, open to runners of any age, is set for Sunday morning, June 14, at 9 a.m. Formerly the Quantum Feet 5K in Fresh Meadows, the Team Brickwell Run expects to draw around 250 entrants, mostly from Queens and Long Island. It starts near 164th Street and Oak Avenue in Flushing.
In addition, there could be some elite runners competing for future races, including those of longer distances, in the field. Dan McGrath, a past winner of the Long Island Marathon, and recent victor of a 10-miler in Nassau County, indicated that he is considering being among the entrants in the field.
“Like last year, we will have a two-loop course within the bounds of Kissena Park,” said race director Dominic Ortiz. “The course takes the runners around the lake and up around the tennis courts and back around the lake and around the tennis courts again, and end near the start.
“It is a hilly but not a challenging course. The runners should be aware of the elevations. It’s always going to be a great race like it has been for the past nine years.”
There will be awards based on age groups and gender classification as well as overall winners.
Proceeds of the race will be donated to the Long Island 2 Day Walk To Fight Breast Cancer.
Applications are available at Brickwell, 3 Northern Boulevard, in Great Neck.
For further information and applications, call 482-1193.