Runners, walkers and wheelchair athletes from Massapequa are invited to join the investment firm of David Lerner Associates and the Greater Long Island Running Club for the 18th annual David Lerner Associates Long Island Police Appreciation Run, to be held on Thursday evening, June 11 at Eisenhower Park.
The entire net proceeds will once again be turned over to the special Police Crisis Fund that has been established to aid Nassau and Suffolk County law enforcement officers and their families in time of emergency. In the 18 years of its existence, the Fund has distributed over $250,000 to local police officers and their families.
Ira Eskow, of the host Greater Long Island Running Club, will be donating his time and effort to serve as the race director once again.
The entry fee for the Run is $20 for those who enter in advance ($17 for GLIRC members), and $25 for those who enter on the day of the Run. All youngsters of high school age and younger who preregister are entitled to take a 50 percent discount off their entry fee. All entrants will receive special 18th anniversary commemorative baseball caps.
Awards will be presented to the top three male runners and the top three female runners in each of 14 (five year) age groups, ranging from 14 and under to 80 and over, as well as to the top wheelchair racers. Special awards will also be presented in the "Law Enforcement" Division to the top three open male, open female, masters (age 40 and over) male and masters female law enforcement officers to cross the finish line.
The 2009 David Lerner Associates Police Appreciation Run is part of the USA Track & Field Long Island Association's Grand Prix of Long Island road races. GLIRC is once again joining forces with the Downey family to provide special "Bravest/Finest" Awards to the Open and Masters Male and Female runners with the fastest combined times in our David Lerner Associates Police Appreciation 5K Run on June 11 and the Deputy Chief Raymond Downey "Forever Running" Memorial 5K Run in Deer Park on June 21.