Keith Nintzel Memorial 5K

Sat June 6, 2020 Sayville, NY 11782 US Directions
2020 Race will only be available as part of the Virtual Sayville Summer Series

2020 has been a strange year, and circumstances have forced us to adapt.  While it's not feasible or safe to run our usual 5 event series in person this year, we want to maintain the spirit of the event.  We'll still be raising funds for 5 great local charities, and we'll be substituting some of our traditional fare for some unconventional fun. 

We hope you'll join us for our 3 competitive virtual events, 1 each in the months of June, July and August. They'll include a virtual post race party and awards ceremony, some fun prizes, challenges for participants and will benefit 5 great local organizations in a year where donations are much harder to come by.  

June 20-21: Virtual Event #1 - 5km - Keith Nintzel Memorial Run & Sayville Fire Department Run Combined - Including Strava Art competition
July 11-12: Virtual Event #2 - 5km- Community Ambulance & CF Waffle Run Combined - Including costume contest competition
August 8-9: Virtual Event #3 - 4 Miles - Hon. John P. Cohalan Sayville Summerfest Run - Including elevation gain competition

Early registration promotion (Before May 25th, 2020): Register for $50
From May 26th to June 21st: Register for $60 

Sign up at Sayville Summer Series

Candee Ave.
Sayville, NY US 11782

In 2004, Keith Nintzel was involved in a fatal car accident while returning to his senior year at Binghamton University after spending Thanksgiving with his family. In his honor, a scholarship fund was created at Sayville High School for graduating seniors. This race is an attempt to fund this scholarship in future years and create a lasting tribute to Keith’s memory.

 Online registration will close at 7pm on Thursday June 4th, but sign ups will still be available all day on Friday June 5th at Sayville Running Company (12 noon-6pm) and at the Common Ground park from 7:30-8:30am on race day.


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Packet Pickup

Early packet pickup will take place at Sayville Running Company on Friday, June 5th 2020 from noon until 6pm.  Participants are welcome to have someone else pick up their bib for them.
Packets may also be picked up on race morning at the Common Ground Park on Candee Avenue in Sayville from 7:30am until 8:45am.


Awards will be given to the top three finishers starting at ages 10 and Under, and then for 5 year age groups up to 85+.
Course records are engraved in stone at the Common Ground. Break the record and we'll inscribe your name.
Current Records: Danny Connelly - 14:37 (men),  Christine Eisenberg - 17:10 (women)

Quality Race T-Shirts

The first 400 participants are guaranteed a high quality technical fabric t-shirt with race logo.


Stick around after the race for a huge raffle including gift certificates and merchandise from numerous local merchants.

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Family T-shirt Sponsor

Donate an extra $100 and have your family listed as a sponsor on the back of the race shirt

Get a Refund By Referring Friends

Refer 3 or more participants and get a refund of up to $10.00.

The Nintzel 5k is the first race in the Sayville Summer Series.  Save money on registration by signing up for all 5 races at once:
6/6 Keith Nintzel Memorial 5k
6/20 Sayville Fire Department 5k
6/28 Community Ambulance 5k
7/25 Cystic Fibrosis Waffle Run 4 Miler
8/8 Hon. John Cohalan Sayville Summerfest 4 Mile Run

Click here to register or for more information

Strollers are Welcome

Participants are welcome to push jogging strollers during the event.  We just ask that runners who wish to do so are courteous to the other racers and give themselves plenty of space while running.

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