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|42nd Annual Port Washington Thanksgiving Day 5 Mile Run - SOLD OUT||
Time8:30AM EST - 10:30AM EST
The Port Washington Thanksgiving Day Run is co-presented by the Community Chest of Port Washington and the Town of North Hempstead. The 5 Mile loop runs through four Port Washington villages on Thanksgiving Day morning (8:30am) and starts and finishes on Manorhaven Boulevard, adjacent to the Manorhaven Park parking lot. Race proceeds benefit the Community Chest of Port Washington, a 501 c 3 charitable organization.
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.Questions?
Deadline: Monday, November 20, 2017 (11pm)
Fees: Adults $35; Ages 9-21 $25
NOTE: Automated kiosk is utilized for registration at packet pick up. Higher fees apply during ALL packet pick up days and times. REGISTRATION START & END TIMES ARE FIRM.
11/21 (Tues.) 11/22 (Wed.) 11/23 (Race Day)
5pm-8pm 5pm-8pm 7am-8am
ADULTS $50 $50 $60
AGES 9-21 $25 $25 $35
At race end, awards based on GUN TIME are given to the top three athletes overall, male/female in each age group & wheelchair. Age groups: 9-12, 13-15, 16-19 and 5 year age breaks to 79, 80+.
No duplication of awards.
Medals are given to all finishers as they cross the finish line.
Awards will be distributed shortly after runners finish. Awards are based on GUN time. Line up near the front if you are competing for an award. Any unclaimed awards can be picked up at the Community Chest of Port Washington, 382 Main Street, Port Washington. Call 767-2121.
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 at www.FLRRT.com. Awards are based on GUN time. Line up near the front if you are competing for an award.
All registrants will receive a long-sleeved T-shirt. We make every attempt to provide the size selected when registering, but cannot guarantee that all sizes will be available.
Manorhaven Blvd, Port Washington (GPS: 80 Manorhaven Boulevard, Port Washington NY)
From the Long Island Expressway, Exit 36: Go north approximately 4 miles to Main St., Port Washington. Turn left. Take Main St. to Shore Rd. Turn right. Take Shore Road to Manorhaven Blvd. Turn left. Start AND Finish are in the same location: adjacent to Manorhaven Park-- approximately ¼ mile on left (Fastest paced runners line up at Edgewood Road).
Participants are urged to carpool, arrive early and park in Soundview Marketplace (on Shore Road) or Sousa & Manorhaven elementary school parking lots where there is free parking. Manorhaven Park parking lot closes at 7:30 AM or whenever the lot is full. Local roads close at 8AM.
At race packet pick up participants are encouraged to donate items and gift cards to the Our Lady of Fatima food pantry. Preferred items include cereal, cooking oil, canned fruit, pasta sauce, rice, beans and canned tuna. Expired items will be thrown out on site. Local area grocery store gift cards or prepaid credit cards are suggested and greatly appreciated!
All proceeds from the Port Washington Thanksgiving Day 5 Mile Run go to the Community Chest of Port Washington, a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization dedicated to improving the lives of Port Washington residents. Race fees & contributions are fully deductible to the extent provided by law. To learn more about the Community Chest and the charities it supports, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, (516)767-2121, visit www.portchest.org or become a friend on Facebook.
Is there race day registration?
A: Yes, but the fees are higher. It is also much more cumbersome for us AND for you. Registering early saves you time and money.
Can my friend or family member pick up my packet?
Yes. And if your "friend" loses it, you'll need to re-register. At that point, you may want a new friend.
Where can I see race results?
Race results based on CHIP time and GUN time will be posted on a large board inside the Manorhaven Park parking lot -- near the finish line. Complete race results will be available at www.FLRRT.com by noon on 11/23/17.
When does online registration close?
A: On-line registration closes on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 11pm
When and where can we pick up our packets?
A: Race Packet Pick Up is on Tuesday, 11/21 from 5p-8p, Wednesday 11/22 5p-8p or Thursday 11/23 7am-8:25am at the Port Washington Senior Citizens Center, 80 Manorhaven Boulevard, Port Washington. No early pick-ups - Please don't ask. We don't like seeing the disappointment in your face when we say, "No."
Is there a rain date?
A: The run is held in all weather and is not cancelled unless the police close the roads.
After registering I realize I cannot participate. Do you offer refunds?
A: Unfortunately we do not offer refunds as funds are invested into the event well ahead of time.
Where can people spectate?
A: People can watch runners all along the race route. Often people wait at the finish line (Along Manorhaven Boulevard, near Edgewood Road)
Are there refreshments after the race?
A: Water is available before the race and at the mid-way water stop. Water bottles and apples are distributed in the Manhorhaven Beach Park parking lot after the race.
Can I walk?
A: While this is primarily a running race, walkers are welcome . That said, PLEASE use proper race course etiquette and line up after the Pace signs for the runners. Runners are often trying to break a personal "best" and/or compete for an award. Imagine your driving on a two lane highway trying to get to an interview and you are behind a horse and buggy with no opportunity to pass. That is how the runners feel when they are behind walkers. After 10:00 AM, if you are walking slower than a 24-minute mile, you may be asked by police to move to the sidewalks. Because this is a major holiday we don't like to inconvenience residents longer than necessary. The finish line is taken down after 11:00AM
Are there bathrooms available for the runners?
A:We have 30 portable toilets for your use. They are located directly inside the Manorhaven Beach Park parking lot.
My child is under 11 and needs to be accompanied by an adult. Do I need to pay?
Everyone in the race must be registered and pay.
Can I run with my dog?
A. Dogs are not permitted for safety reasons. This is a USA Track and Field (USATF) sanctioned race. We follow all USATF rules and regulations. Fido happens to be prepping for his Dog Trot later in the afternoon. :) We'll be happy to snap a photo of you and your puppy reunited after the race.
Can I participate with my child in a stroller or jogger?
A. Baby strollers and joggers are not permitted for safety reasons.This is a USA Track and Field (USATF) sanctioned race. We follow all USATF rules and regulations.
Are headphones permitted?
A: Headphones are permitted. Make sure, however, that you can hear all course and safety instructions from volunteers and police officers.
Is there a place to put my valuables when I am running?
A: Unfortunately, we do not have a clothing check.
Where do I park?
There is free parking at Soundview Marketplace (on Shore Road), Sousa Elementary School (101 Sands Point Road), Manorhaven Elementary School (12 Morewood Oaks), or legal local street parking. Manorhaven Park parking lot closes at 7:30 AM or whenever the lot is full.
When do the roads close to traffic?
A: Local roads close at 8AM. If you are a Port Washington resident and need to speak with someone about the road closures, please call the Community Chest at (516) 767-2121
My whole family is running; can we use one application?
A: Each participant must complete a separate application and sign a waiver
Can my child who is 12 run in the race if I am not running?
A: Children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult. Parents should use their judgment for children 12 and older. There are no supervisors on the race route.
Who are the charities associated with the event?
A: The Port Washington Thanksgiving Day 5 Mile run benefits the Community Chest of Port Washington, a nonprofit organization that raises money for 25 + local charities providing vital services for our neighbors in-need
I want to participate, but can't walk or run, how can I volunteer?
A: Schreiber H.S. students should contact the Schreiber Key Club Advisor. All others should contact email@example.com or 767-2121 for volunteer information.
Where can I get a mail-in race application?
A: If you prefer to mail or walk in your application to the Community Chest office, download a printable application at www.portchest.org or here. Form and payment must be in the Community Chest office by Monday, November 20st at 3pm. [Community Chest of Port Washington, 382 Main Street, Port Washington, NY 11050]. The office can NOT take paper applications after 3 PM on 11/20.
What if none of these questions is my question?
A; If you have any unanswered questions, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We promise you an answer.
What can I do to make the race director happy?
A: So glad you asked! Pray for nice weather. Thank our sponsors from the bottom of your heart. Thank our great volunteers too. And remember, no whining. It's going to be a great race.
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