Port 5K Winter run March 25 to benefit charities

Port 5K Winter run March 25 to benefit charities
Winter Run participants gather for Port race celebration. (Photo courtesy of the Community Chest)

The Port Washington 5K Winter run will be held March 25 at North Hempstead Beach Park, featuring a post-race party.

Runners are invited to participate in this annual event that benefits the Community Chest, a Port Washington non-profit grant-making organization that provides funding to charities that benefit Port Washington residents. You can register to join the Community Chest online at www.portchest.org.

Post-race the Community Chest will be hosting a party in a heated tent in the North Hempstead Beach parking lot, including food donated by Port Washington area restaurants, beer by Greenport Harbor Brewing Company and live music by Stella’s Basement.

Greenport Harbor Brewing Company will be bringing its special small batch created just for the race, treating participants to several unique and delicious brews. Age-eligible participants will be given a color-coded wristband, but those under the age of 21 will not be allowed to drink beer.

Friends and relatives can join the post-race party for a donation of $20 per person. These can be purchased on-site at the event.

To register for the run, tax-deductible fees are $60 for adults and $35 for those under 21.  Awards are given to the top three finishers overall (male and female) and to the top three finishers, male/female and top male/female in different age groups. Timing and place are based on chip time calculated by FLRRT and posted at the finish line and at FLRRT.com.

For information about sponsoring or participating in the Winter Run, call the Community Chest at (516) 767-2121, or email [email protected].

Major support for the Winter Run is being provided by the Peter and Jeri Dejana Foundation. The current list of sponsors includes BakerAir, Greenport Harbor Brewing Company and Harding Real Estate.

The Community Chest is a non-profit organization whose mission is to raise funds for distribution to local charities dedicated to improving the lives of Port Washingtonians.  Community Chest grants support programs for senior citizens, children, teenagers and others in need–programs that serve approximately 7,000 Port Washington residents. For more information, contact the Community Chest at (516) 767-2121 or visit www.portchest.org.

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