RUNNER IN RED 5K - Racing to Cure Lung Cancer
Sunday, March 15, 2020 | 9:00 AM Start
Eisenhower Park, East Meadow, New York
Parking & walk details to get to the event:
The Runner in Red 5K draws its name from a real-life Boston Marathon legend. The story goes that the first woman to run a marathon in America snuck into the Boston Marathon in 1951. She “wore red,” according to the legend, in an era when women were not allowed to compete.
Tom Murphy’s novel offers a search for the mystery runner “in red,” while exploring the history of women’s running. Proceeds from the book support the cause.
We invite men and women runners to WEAR RED in our March 15th 5k race. All participants will get a Runner in Red t-shirt if you choose to wear that. Our goal is to help create awareness for our Runner in Red charity campaign to find a cure for lung cancer which takes the lives of more women than any other cancer.
Can’t run, but want to contribute to our charity CAUSE - click here
Following the race JOIN US for a celebration (it is St Paddy’s weekend!)
Party, music and brunch at Prost Grill and Garten in Garden City, 652 Franklin Ave, our race headquarters.
A $25 fee for brunch – but all runners will receive a free pint of Barb’s Beer with their race number.
The Men’s Winner will receive the Jimmy Flynn trophy
The Women’s Winner will receive the Barb Murphy trophy
2nd & 3rd M/F Overall Medals
Top 3 M/F Age Group Medals to 14 & Under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+
LARGEST TEAM AWARD
PURCHASE NOVEL TO SUPPORT THE CAUSE
Runner in Red, by Tom Murphy, is based on a real-life Boston Marathon legend that a woman “wearing red” snuck into the Boston Marathon in 1951, fifteen years before history knew of the first woman runner. The novel is a mystery, love story and family drama that explores the history of women’s running. Tom is contributing all profits from the novel to the Barb’s Beer cure lung cancer campaign. Purchase the novel to support the cause.
Click here for the website to purchase a copy.
USATF Certified 5K Course - See the MAP here.
Bib pickup is available beginning at 8:00AM
Early Registration $25
Day of Registration $30
Please contact Tom Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 360-731-0603
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