Miles for Matt Foundation Celebrate Life IX 5K Run/Walk June 4, 2022 8:30 am Start

Fri April 1 - Sun June 26, 2022 Seaford, NY 11783 US Directions
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Celebrate Life IX 5K June 4, 2022

$30 06/04 8:30AM EDT - 11:30AM EDT Price increases after June 1, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT

Celebrate Life IX 5K -18 and under June 4, 2022

$15 06/04 8:30AM EDT - 11:30AM EDT Price increases after May 31, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT
Place
3340 Merrick Road
Seaford, NY US 11783
Description

On July 20, 2009 19 year old Matt Scarpati was riding on the Wantagh State Bike Path.  At about 7:30 pm a drunk and speeding motorcyclist, racing northbound on the Wantagh Parkway, left the parkway and struck and killed Matt.  The sculpture, "Celebrate Life" that is in Cedar Creek Park, was born from a ghost bike that was presented to the Scarpati  Family, as they fought for the guard rails that now create a barrier along the 4.5 miles of bike path that runs south of Merrick Road the Jones Beach Theatre.  We celebrate the athlete in each of us, and we are excited that in-person events are back. Never give up and keep on striding, no matter your pace.  Keep running!

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CHECK IN

Please note that check in will be at Cedar Creek Park from 6:45 am  to 8:15 am.  

Awards for In-Person Event

Award of $175 to each First OA Male and Female, $100 to each 2nd Place OA Male and Female and $50 to each 3rd Place OA Male and Female Runners

AWARD CATEGORIES: Top 3 overall male and female; Top 3 Finishers Male/Female as follows:  

14 & Under; 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+   

Race Contact Info

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Mail In Registration Form

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How you help!

We want to thank all of the sponsors, participants and volunteers, who make it possible for the Miles For Matt Foundation to continue its mission.  When Matt was first killed, our goal was to get the guardrails and to help all people to enjoy athletics in a safe environment.  We support young athletes through scholarships, training programs and through support of athletics at Sunrise Day Camp - a free day camp for children with cancer and their healthy siblings.  We have never forgotten how important MADD and the Victim Services were to us and to many others.  MADD supported us in court and showed us how to navigate the painful periods.  These services are free of charge, but nothing is truly free.  Therefore, we continue to support MADD.

The sculpture and the landscaping that surrounds it were made possible by the Scarpati Family and those who support the Miles for Matt Foundation.  

You get FREE Photos courtesy of our photographers!

Free Professional Photos: provided by Long Island Running Photos (LIRP)
Photos will be posted here on RunSignUp and also on Facebook 
which will be posted on the Miles for Matt Foundation Facebook page. Here you can comment, share, download and just have fun with your friends and Families.
All photos are FREE! You can also ask to take any special photos with your friends and family if you like.
All Facebook photo album links here.

The same photos will be posted here on RunSignUp, with the ability to search for your photos by bib# or name. Just click on the photos tab above, and select Facebook or RSU.
Or Click on this Photos link. Be sure to set the race year in the drop down box.

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.

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Our Special Lead Cyclist!

Phil Kingsbury is a special person.  We are delighted that he will be our lead cyclist in 2022.  There is still room for more cyclists.  Contact us if you would like to join.

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