37th Annual Shelter Island 10K/5K Run/Walk


37th Annual Shelter Island Run 10K/5K Run/Walk Presented by Bridgehampton National Bank  

Run with Former Olympians and Revel on the Rock at the NEW After Race Party! 

The 37th Annual Shelter Island 10K/5K Run/Walk, a USA track and field certified course, will be held on Saturday, June 18th, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.  Touted as the most scenic course by Runner’s World Magazine, the Shelter Island Run is a fundraising event for East End Charities. This year’s race will welcome former Olympian, four time NYC Marathon winner and four time Boston Marathon winner, Bill Rodgers and Olympic Gold Medal winner and first-ever women’s Olympic marathon champion, Joan Benoit Samuelson.  As well George A. Hirsch, Chairman of the Board of the New York Road Runners, a veteran of well over 40 marathons, publisher of Runner’s World, joint founder of the NYC Marathon in 1976, and labeled “the most mentally tough runner I know” by writer, runner, ultra athlete, Bart Yasso, will run the race.  In honor of George and Bill’s participation, the running duo has devised a unique challenge for the race field “The Great Prediction.” Saturday afternoon prior to the race, a booth will be set up where runners can make predictions of the combined running time of George and Bill in the 10K. There will be prizes for closest predictions.

Introducing the NEW After Race Party Revelry on the Rock

New to the race this year is “Revelry on the Rock,” the official Shelter Island Run after party, produced and sponsored by John Kowolenko of Hampton Event Management International.  Revelry on the Rock will be held following the race starting at 7 p.m. at the Island Boatyard and Marina on Shelter Island.  There will be live music with the Hoo Doo Loungers and DJ Twilo, local artisan food trucks, cash bar, local merchant shopping area, a photo booth, kids fun area, amazing raffle prizes including airfare, hotel stay and sailing charter, and a free BBQ for runners prepared by Salt Waterfront Bar and Grill.  Free admission for runners, $10 admission for non-participants and kids 14 and under are free.  For a full schedule of events throughout the weekend visit http://www.shelterislandrun.com/events.html.

Race for Good – Supporting Local Charities

Proceeds from the race will go to support several East End charities. The Shelter Island 10K Community Fund, which assists our community with philanthropic donations to community programs for Shelter Island, educational services including scholarships, project Excel, school trips and family services.  East End Hospice, which offers home health care, with short-term hospital stay when needed, for the people of the Hamptons and surrounding Long Island towns. Timothy Hill Children’s Ranch, which provides a safe haven for boys ages 10-21 who are in need of a therapeutic environment.

Registration Information

Runners may register online or by mail.  Sign up is available online at http://bit.ly/1WbHUKN.

Register by mail by printing the application at http://www.shelterislandrun.com/10KApplicationWeb2016.pdf and mail with check payable to S.I. Run Inc., PO Box 266, Shelter Island, NY 11964.  Fees are as follows: 10K – $40, $50 Day of Race; 5K – $30, $40 Day of Race, $15 Kids under 14, and veterans are free.  Awards will be given for winners in the 10k, 5k run and 5k walk categories, with a $10,000 Runner’s Purse and course bonuses for the 10k. For a full list of runner’s purse visit http://www.shelterislandrun.com/elite.html.

Sponsors of this year’s event include: Bridgehampton National Bank, Frank J. Adipietro, MD, Hampton Jitney, Shelter Island Environmental, South Ferry, Shelter Island Reporter, The Ram’s Head Inn, Hampton Event management International, Edible East End, Norsic, The Island Boatyard & Marina, Hamptons.com, Joseph J. Theinert Memorial Fund, Sunset Beach, WordHampton Public Relations, Schmidt’s, WBAZ, WEHM, Beach 101.7, American Legion, WLNG, Harry Hackett and Dr. Louise Collins, The Chequit, North Fork Beverage Corp., Ian McDonald Architect, Little Dutch Sailing Charters, One Healthy Hamptons, Erica Stype McKenzie of Andrew Stype Realty, Krauss Musculoskeletal Institute, Historic Films, PopChips and Bai Water.

For more information about Shelter Island Run please visit http://www.shelterislandrun.com or call (631) 774-9499. For press inquiries contact Nicole Castillo of WordHampton Public Relations at (631) 329-0050 or email nicole@wordhampton.com.

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