Running For A Good Cause

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The Main Street Mile will benefit the foundation founded by Hockey Hall of Famer Pat LaFontaine, shown in last year’s race.
The Main Street Mile will benefit the foundation founded by Hockey Hall of Famer Pat LaFontaine, shown in last year’s race.

Registration is now open for the 2016 Runners Edge Main Street Mile and Fundraiser to benefit Companions in Courage Foundation, founded by Hockey Hall of Famer and former Islander Pat LaFontaine. It will take place on Saturday, Sept. 3, in downtown Farmingdale Village. This is the 12th year of this great event. Pre-registration is still $20, which gets participants a race shirt and goodie bag, admission to the great post-race fundraiser at The Nutty Irishman in Farmingdale to benefit the foundation and a free buffet brunch and tickets for two, free light beers, as well as free soft drinks.

The post-race fundraiser is near the finish line at approximately 11 a.m. 103.1 MAX FM Radio will be on hand to do a live remote, Jim Douglas will be the emcee and Pat LaFontaine will be personally on hand. There will also be a great raffle to support Companions in Courage.

The day starts at 8:30 a.m. promptly with the quarter-mile kids fun run. The course starts at the finish line in front of Farmingdale Village Hall, and runs up Main Street to Conklin Street and back. All finishers get a medal and a coupon for free ice cream from McDonald’s in Farmingdale.

The 1-mile course starts in front of the entrance to Bethpage State Park. It is about a half-mile walk from the Runners Edge. The women’s heat will start at approximately 9:15 a.m. The men’s heat will start at approximately 9:40 a.m.

For elite runners, prize money is what it has been in the past for top Open and Masters finishers: $100 for first place, $75 for second place and $50 for third place. There will also be a $250 bonus for the first male to break 4 minutes and the first female to break 4:35.
For more information, contact Mainstreetmile@aol.com; Facebook page: Runners Edge Main Street Mile; Phone: Runners Edge at 516-420-7963 or Mark at 516-984-1127.

—Submitted by Runners Edge

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