Friday, 08 July 2011 00:00
Massapequa women are being invited to sign up for the Runner’s Edge Long Island Women’s 5 kilometer Run, to be held on Saturday morning, July 16.
This will be the 28th anniversary edition of the run, which is Long Island’s only 5 kilometer race that is for women only. It will be starting and finishing at Farmingdale High School at 9 a.m. on the morning of July 16.
Every entrant in the 5K will receive a top quality technical shirt especially designed for women. The run will be followed by great post-race refreshments, a giant post-race merchandise giveaway and free massages. The grand prize will be a pair of diamond earrings donated by Mayfair Jewelers to a lucky entrant selected at random.
Proceeds of the run will be dedicated to the fight against ovarian cancer, through the good work being done by Long Island Oceans whose mission is bringing light to all GYN cancers.
The 5K Run will be preceded by the “Little Women’s 1/4 Mile Fun Run” for future Olympians under the age of 12, and each finisher in the Fun Run will receive a medal when she crosses the finish line.
The run will be staged by the Greater Long Island Running Club, with GLIRC’s Debbie Blair serving as the Race Director. Computerized scoring and results will be provided by Nikita Dorcinvil of Just Finish, Inc. using the RFID Timing System with the chip built right into the bib number.
“We are thrilled to be able to welcome the Runner’s Edge running and multisport specialty store as our title sponsor this year,” said Race Director Debbie Blair of the host, Greater Long Island Running Club. Runner’s Edge CEO Bob Cook and his store are outstanding corporate citizens of Farmingdale and all Long Island, and we thank them for their support.”
The entry fee for the 5K is $22 for those who register by July 15, and $25 for those who register on the day of the race. Runners under the age of 16 who register by July 16 can take a 50 percent discount. The 1/4 mile Fun Run is absolutely free.
For information or to register for this year’s Women’s 5K Run, visit www.glirc.org, or call the GLIRC office at 349-7646.