Runners, walkers and wheelchair athletes from Massapequa and all over Long Island and beyond are cordially invited to be part of the 25th annual David Lerner Associates Long Island Police Appreciation Run, to be held on Thursday, June 9, at Eisenhower Park.
The proceeds of the run will once again be earmarked for the special Police Crisis Fund that has been established to aid local law enforcement officers and their families in times of personal emergency. In the 24 years of its existence, the fund has distributed more than $300,000 to local police officers and their families.
The entry fee for the run is $25 for those who enter in advance ($22 for Greater Long Island Running Club members) and $30 for those who wait until the evening of the run to register. All high school and younger entrants who preregister are entitled to take a 50 percent discount.
Every entrant will receive a special commemorative item appropriate to the occasion.
Awards will be presented to the top male finisher overall, to the top female finisher overall (the Susan Lipsig Memorial Award) to the top three male and top three female finishers in each of 16 age groups through 85 plus, as well as to the top wheelchair racers. As always, special awards will be presented to the top three open male, open female, masters male and masters female law enforcement officers to cross the finish line.
The running club is once again joining with the Downey family to provide special “Bravest/Finest” awards to the male and female open and masters runners with the fastest combined times.
Online registration is now open at www.glirc.org.
—Submitted by the Greater Long Island Running Club