Shelter Island 5K honors Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Making Strides For Cancer Research

The 19th Annual Shelter Island Fall 5K will take place on Saturday, October 20. The run/walk event will kick off at Crescent Beach, rain or shine, beginning at 11 AM. Adult registration is $35 online or $40 day of event, kids 14 and under are $15 online and $20 day of, with five years of age and younger free. Participants can register and check in starting at 9 AM and enjoy a special 15-minute Zumba Warm-Up by Susan Binder at 10 AM.

In honor of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, hundreds will participate in memory of those lost and for those fighting breast and other forms of women’s cancer. All funds raised will go toward the North Fork Breast Health Coalition, The Coalition for Women’s Cancers at Southampton Hospital, Lucia’s Angels, and patient care for women across the East End of Long Island. Options include a 5K Run timed with name on a bib or a 5K timed but not scored and no age group awards.

The course begins on Shore Road, down Stearns Point Road, before turning into Prospect Avenue and along Rocky Point Road. Racers will then make a right onto Nostrand Parkway before another right back onto Rocky Point Road toward the finish past the Quinipet Camp & Retreat Center, down Shore Road, and ending in front of the Sunset Beach Hotel.

This year’s sponsors are Hamptons.com, North Fork Surgery Center, New York Cancer & Blood Specialists, Saunders and Penelope Moore, Shelter Island Graphics, Shelter Island IGA, South Ferry, Sunset Beach, The Shelter Island Reporter, WordHampton Public Relations, Eastern Long Island Hospital, The Pridwin Beach Hotel & Cottages, Dr. Dhiren Mehta Gastroenterology, Merrill Lynch, Sunrise Coach Lines, Inc, NYU Winthrop Medical Affiliates, Hint, 101.7 The Beach, WEHM, and 102.5 WBAZ.

Crescent Beach is located at 35 Shore Road, Shelter Island Heights. There will be a free shuttle to and from the North Ferry pre-race 9 AM to 10:15 AM, and post-race until 1 PM. Visit www.shelterislandfall5k.com, call 631-774-9499, or email info@shelterislandrun.com for info.

nicole@indyeastend.com