The 18th Annual Shelter Island 5K Run/Walk, a USA track and field certified course, will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 11 a.m. The race is held in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and supports the North Fork Breast Health Coalition, the Coalition for Women's Breast Health at Southampton Hospital and Lucia’s Angels. All proceeds go directly to patient care via these local breast health organizations. The beautiful and scenic 5K course starts on a tree-lined street with stunning fall foliage and finishes along the beautiful Crescent Beach.
Medals are awarded for the top male and female finishers, and for the first place breast cancer survivor runner and walker respectively. There are also prizes awarded to the team with the most participants. A free shuttle bus runs from the North Ferry to registration between 9 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. The return shuttle from the finish to the North Ferry runs until 1 p.m. An open stretch clinic starts at 10 a.m. The first 500 participants are guaranteed race shirts and goody bags. All participants are welcome to the free post-race barbeque and includes infamous chili, BBQ, cookies and more. The event is family friendly and all ages are welcome. Dogs and strollers are also welcome. All proceeds for the raffle, with over 20 prizes, benefits Lucia’s Angels.
Sponsors include: Winthrop Medical Affiliates, Sunset Beach, The Pridwin Beach Hotel, South Ferry, Shelter Island IGA, New York Cancer and Blood Specialists, Frank J. Adipietro Interventional Pain Management Center, WLNG, Shelter Island Reporter, Dr. Dhiren Mehta, Interventional Pain Management Center, The Sag Harbor Express, Hamptons.com, One Healthy Hamptons, Dan’s Carting and Recyling, Merrill Lynch, Sunrise Coach Lines and WordHampton Public Relations.