Aug. 10, 2018 Staff Report
The fourth annual Sunnyside Post Mile is set to take place on the streets of Sunnyside and Woodside on Saturday, Sept. 29.
The Queens Post is proud to bring back this popular, family-friendly event which is co-organized by the Sunnyside Post, the Woodside Sunnyside Runners and Sunnyside Community Services- who are this year’s beneficiary.
“Last year, we had more than 500 participants in our event,” said Christian Murray, publisher of the Sunnyside Post. “We expect a bigger number this year.”
The event will start by Lou Lodati Park on 43rd Street. Participants will then turn right onto Barnett Avenue, go up 39th Avenue through to 50th Street before finishing at Skillman Ave (44th Street). The roads will be closed for the event.
Participants with strollers and dogs that are leashed are welcome–but must start the event at the back of the field.
“I think that this is a great way to bring the community together,” said Erica Campbell, an organizer from the Woodside-Sunnyside Runners group. “It’s a local event that will help raise money for a great charity.”
“We are delighted that the Sunnyside Post and Woodside/Sunnyside Runners Club have once again chosen to have the event benefit Sunnyside Community Services,” said Judy Zangwill executive director of SCS.
“The funds raised will help us to provide services for people of all ages right here in our community,” Zangwill added.
The run/walk starts at 10 a.m., with an opening ceremony kicking off at 9:30 a.m. Later, children’s dashes will take place on Skillman Avenue at 10:45 a.m.
There will be medals presented to the three fastest runners in both the men’s and women’s categories. There will also be ribbons awarded to children who participate.
The admission fee for the Sunnyside Post Mile, which includes a limited-edition race day shirt, is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors (60 and above) and $10 for children.
All proceeds go to Sunnyside Community Services, a multi-service, community based, not-for-profit agency that provides programs for individuals of all ages in our community.
Participants are encouraged to register before Sept. 10 to ensure the T-shirt size of their choosing.
This year, participants are also encouraged to set-up teams and create their own fund-raising pages.
Sponsors for the event will be announced as the date approaches. Those who are interested in sponsorship can email [email protected]