October 9, Staff Report
Hundreds of participants are set to take part in the third annual Sunnyside Post Mile on Saturday, October 14.
The event is for both runners and walkers, and starts at 10:00 am, with an opening ceremony kicking off at 9:30 am.
Participants are still able to register for the event online and will also be able to do so on the day. However, to avoid long lines, organizers are recommending that participants sign up before race day and pick up their T-Shirts and bibs at two local establishments—at Brookside Market on Thursday (6pm to 8pm) or Aubergine Cafe on Friday (6pm to 8pm).
The event is being organized by the Sunnyside Post in conjunction with the Woodside-Sunnyside Runners, a local running organization formed in 2009 that holds weekly runs and includes hundreds of active members.
“While runners are able to register on the day, we recommend signing up now and coming down to one of the bars and picking up your T-Shirt and bib on Thursday or Friday,” said Erica Campbell, with the Woodside-Sunnyside Runners.
The starting line will be located by Lou Lodati Park on 43rd Street. Participants will then turn onto Barnett Avenue, then onto 39th Avenue through to 50th Street before making two more rights and finishing at Skillman Ave (44th Street).
The roads will be closed by the NYPD for about two hours while the event takes place.
Participants are permitted to run/walk with strollers and leashed dogs are welcome, lining up at the back of the race corral.
There will also be children’s dashes along Skillman Avenue which parents can still register their kids for. The significantly shorter distance dashes will begin at 10:30 am, with children of different age categories (from 2 years to 9 years) lining up at 44th and Skillman Avenue.
There will be medals presented to the fastest three runners in both the men’s and women’s categories of the Sunnyside Post Mile, and there will also be awards for children who participate in the Skillman Dashes.
The run-walk will cost $20 for adults and $15 for children, with proceeds going to Sunnyside Community Services.
Sunnyside Community Services is a multi-service, community-based, not-for-profit agency that provides programs for individuals of all ages.
The sponsors of the event are as follows:
GOLD: The Dog and Duck Gastropub, Aubergine Cafe, The Skillman Project, Brookside Market Coffee and Kitchen, Melo Yelo Hair Dressing
SILVER: Alcove, The Globe Tavern, Bar 43, Suryside Yoga Studio, Crossfit Sunnyside, Jack’s Fire Dept., Claret Wine Bar, Welcome Home Real Estate
BRONZE: Merit Group Real Estate, Sunnyside Ballet Studio, Bing’s Gifts, Proud NYC, Sunnyside Shines, Green Leaf Juice Bar, Jin Brothers Wine & Liquor, Home Grown Real Estate, Maggie Maes, Pure Spa & Salon, Copper Kettle, Dr. Richard Belli Podiatrist
Elected Officials: Congressman Joseph Crowley, State Senator Mike Gianaris, New York State Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan, Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer
Those with any questions are asked to e-mail [email protected]