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The Port Washington Winter Run is a 5-Mile Run starting and finishing in North Hempstead Beach Park, Port Washington. The 5-Mile loop starts in the park and heads north and then south along West Shore Road, ending back in the Park. This race is open to runners ages 13 and older who can run 5 miles in 75 minutes or less. All runners will receive a long-sleeve performance shirt. Finishers receive a medal. At race end, awards based on gun time are given to the top three athletes overall, male/female and the top three athletes, male/female in each 5-year age group.
There will be a Post Race Party in a heated tent with live music and lunch. Beer is being donated and served by the Greenport Harbor Brewing Company, a craft brewer, who will be producing a small special batch JUST for our race.
Runners under the age of 16 years must be accompanied by a parent or guardian or by an adult person authorized by the child's parent or guardian in order to enter the tent. Runners age 21 and older will receive a bracelet, which will be ID for purposes of enjoying the beer.
Proceeds benefit the Community Chest of Port Washington, a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization whose mission is to give grants to charities that serve Port Washington residents and to provide below-cost rent to charities, helping them fulfill their missions.
The race reserves the right to ask a participant to leave if Race Guidelines are not followed.
Race packet includes performance long-sleeve shirt and race bib.
Friday, March 6, 2020 6:00-8:00 PM AND Saturday, March 7, 2020 10 AM-noon at Community Chest of Port Washington, 382 Main Street, Ground floor conference room (entrance on Main Street), or on race day, Sunday, March 8, 2020 7:45-8:55 AM in the tent at North Hempstead Beach Park Parking Field.
All finishers receive a medal. At race end, awards based on GUN TIME are given to top the top three (3) athletes overall, male and female and to the top three (3) male and female finishers in the following age groups: 13-15; 16-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70 +. Unclaimed awards can be picked up at the Community Chest of Port Washington, 382 Main Street, Port Washington, NY after the race. Call 767-2121.
Post-race we will be hosting a party in a heated tent in the North Hempstead Beach Park parking lot. We will have food, beer by Greenport Harbor Brewing Company and live music by Off Peak. Greenport Harbor Brewing Company will be bringing a SPECIAL SMALL BATCH created just for the race and treating us to several of their unique and delicious brews. Participants under 21 will NOT be allowed to drink after the race.
No runner under the age of 16 will be admitted to the tent unless accompanied by his or her parent or guardian or by an adult person 21 years of age or older authorized by the child's parent or guardian. Those supervising and accompanying minors, who are not participating in the race must purchase entrance to the tent for a donation of $10 per person. They will be issued a wrist band which will be their entry ticket to the party. These can be purchased on site at the event.
Friends and relatives can join the post-race party for a donation of $10 per person. You will be issued a wrist band which will be your entry ticket to the party. These can be purchased on site at the event.
Race bibs have an embedded timing chip. Timing and place based on chip time is calculated by Finish Line Road Race Technicians (FLRRT) and posted at the finish line and after the race at FLRRT.com. Top 6 overall winners will be announced in the tent.
There are many sponsorship opportunities available. All sponsors will be recognized at the run, in press, social media and links on our website. We welcome the opportunity to talk about how we can meet your marketing needs with a sponsorship. Please call (516) 767-2121 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Peter & Jeri Dejana Family Foundation is our Event Sponsor.
All sponsors will be on the back of the t-shirt given out to runners.
We encourage all runners to register on-line. On line registration is open until 10 AM Friday, March 6th. Fees remain the same throughout the on-line registration period.
Same day race registration is available on March 8, 2020 from 7:30 AM - 8:45 AM at the North Hempstead Beach Park race venue. Fees for same day registration are higher ($60 for 21 and older; $45 for age 13-20). Shirts can not be guaranteed for same day registrants.
The Community Chest is respectful of inconvenience to residents living along West Shore Road and in Beacon Hill. For that reason, and to minimize any lane closure times, the Winter Run is open to participants with a running pace of 15:00, and a finish time not to exceed 75 minutes. For residents travelling East/South from Beacon Hill, West Shore Road will be closed from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM. For cars traveling North on West Shore Road from Roslyn, West Shore Road will be closed just north of Fairway Drive. Fairway Drive will be accessible from the south and exiting traffic must turn right. Residents of Beacon Hill Colony will be able to exit the neighborhood heading north/west on Marginal Road.
All participants will be able to park in the Hempstead Harbor Beach Park parking lot where there is plenty of parking.
Make sure to arrive by 8:30 AM as West Shore Road will close at 8:45 AM for the safety of all participants and residents.
The start/finish is in this lot as is the post-race party.
The race venue is at the Town of North Hempstead's, Hempstead Harbor Beach Park parking field. Address for GPS is 175 West Shore Road, Port Washington, NY 11050
The Community Chest has hired LIRP (Long Island Race Photographers - Ed Grenzig) to take race photos. All photos are FREE to you. They will be posted here on RunSignUp and searchable by Bib # and name. To find the photos on this site, click on "Photos" at the bottom, choose the correct event date (03/08/20) and search by bib# or name.
We'll also have Owen Costello, our amazing volunteer photographer taking photos before and after the race. We will also post these photos here.
Palm Bay International, North America's leading provider and distributor of imported premium wine and spirits, located on the Race Route (West Shore Road), and Bronze Sponsor of the Winter Run is donating a case of wine to be raffled off at the post-race party. All runners (21 and older) are eligible to participate in the raffle.
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