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Welcome to the Steel Equities Gold Coast Studios Ho Ho Ho 5K Run! This is a flat, fast 5K on the roads of Bethpage. The special guest starter is SANTA CLAUS!
PLEASE NOTE: IN KEEPING WITH CURRENT COVID-19 PROTOCOLS, FACE MASKS MUST BE WORN WHEN INSIDE THE SCHOOL. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE.
All participants will receive a cozy commemorative sweatshirt!
A portion of the net proceeds will benefit The Opening Word, a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit.
The Opening Word program is hosted by the Dominican Sisters to teach the English language and job readiness skills to immigrant women on Long Island, a population that is often underserved, undereducated and/or underemployed, in order to enable them to become productive, self sufficient members of society, and ultimately to become American citizens.
As in the past, we will be collecting toys for the John Theissen Children's Foundation. Its mission is to provide hospitals and child-care facilities with therapeutic and recreational equipment, to support families with financial assistance to defray medical expenses, to offer sick and needy children toys throughout the holiday season, to fulfill patients' (ages birth to 18 years old) wish lists throughout the year, and to assist sick and underprivileged children.
Please bring a new, unwrapped toy with you for donation!
Special Guest Starter: SANTA CLAUS
• Costume Parade - dress - and run - in your best holiday-themed costume - prizes will be awarded during the ceremony following the race!
1/4 mile • For kids 12 & under • Awards to ALL
Event is FREE, but children must be registered!
All registered participants will be entered in the door prize drawing after the race. Participants must be present in order to win.
1st Prize - 32" Flat Screen Hi-Def Television
2nd Prize - Top of the line digital camera
Overall Male and Female winners. First three male and first three female age-group finishers: 10 and under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74,75-79 & 80-84, 85-89, & 90+, plus first male & female wheelchair finisher
Men's Clydesdale Divisions: 185–199 lbs.: 200 lbs. & over
Women's Athena Divisions: 140–159 lbs.; 160 lbs. & over
Special award to 1st CENTIPEDE TEAM and BEST HOLIDAY COSTUME!
LIVE RACE - Run/Walk and Wheelchair Events:
Early Registration - Through Friday December 17 5:00 PM EST
Late Registration - Friday December 17 @ 5:01 PM - Saturday December 18 9:15 AM $40 for all.
(PLEASE NOTE PRICE INCREASE FOR LATE REGISTRATION PERIOD!)
FUN RUN - all children 12 and under are welcome to participate for free, but they must be registered!
Entry fee for virtual race is $35. There are no awards for the virtual events. Registration will close at 11:59 pm on Saturday December 25. Results can be posted from 12:00 AM December 18 through 11:59 PM December 25.
Bibs and giveaways may be picked up at Runner's Edge, 242 Main Street, Farmingdale, on Friday, December 17th from noon to 5:00PM, or on race day at JFK Middle School 500 Broadway, Bethpage from 7:30 AM to 9:15 AM. NO NUMBER PICK-UP AFTER 9:15 AM!
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Visit www.GLIRC.org to see our full event listing and learn about membership benefits including discounts, training tips, and GLIRC's monthly magazine, Long Island Footnotes.
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