The third annual Sayville Running Company 10-mile Run to the Blue Point Brewery will be held Saturday, January 19, 2013, starting promptly at 8:30 a.m. at the Blue Point Brewing Company in Patchogue.
Runners of all ages and levels of ability are invited to participate.
The run is being co-hosted by the Blue Point Brewing Company, the Sayville Running Company and the Greater Long Island Running Club. It is Suffolk County’s only annual 10-mile road race.
The run will start directly in front of the Brewery at 161 River Avenue in Patchogue, and the runners will head west on Middle Road through Blue Point and Bayport into downtown Sayville before heading east again on Middle Road to the exciting finish on Weeks Street in Patchogue, just a short distance from the Brewery.
The run is a USA Track & Field sanctioned event and the accuracy of the course has been certified by USA Track & Field.
The entire net proceeds of the event will go to benefit BULA (Better Understanding of Life in Africa) to support its efforts to improve the educational opportunities of African children living in poverty.
Participants are also urged to bring an item of canned or packaged food to the Run to help the Greater Sayville Food Pantry provide food to needy local individuals.
Amenities to the participants will include top quality long sleeve “technical” shirts, and outstanding race refreshments at the post-race party that will include the Blue Point Brewing Company’s finest lagers, pasta provided by BULA, and an outstanding array of baked goods donated by All Round Foods.Let Patch save you time. Get great local business stories just like this delivered right to your inbox or smartphone everyday with our free newsletter. Fast signup here.
There will be a live band at the post-race party, and a giant post-race door prize drawing, all held in a giant heated tent of the grounds of the Brewery) The wwards will feature superbly decorated commemorative Beer Steins to the top three male and female open and masters finishers, and Blue Point commemorative pint glasses to the top three male and female age group winners in age groups running from 14 and under to 80 and over, plus the top wheelchair finishers.
Timing and scoring chores will be handled by Just Finish, Inc. Using the RFID computerized chip timing system with the chips on the bib number.
The entry fee is $35 for pre-registered runner, with a 50 percent discount to runners under the age of 16. Registration will be limited to 1,200 runners, and day-of-race registration (if still open) will be $40.
For more information, call Linda at the Greater Long Island Running Club at (516) 349-7646 or Brendan at the Sayville Running Company at (631) 589-5700.