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Sayville Running Co. Co-Hosting 10-Mile Local Road Race

The run, from Patchogue to Sayville and back, will benefit Sayville food pantry and BULA effort. Get signed up now.

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. 

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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.

Susan T. January 19, 2013 at 05:39 PM
Very inconsiderate of the Sayville Running Company. Almost two hours waiting to go to appoinments, work, pick up or bring children to their Saturday morning events. It's nice to have these benifit races, and a local store to support, but how are residents feeling about them now?
Keri Vita January 19, 2013 at 05:40 PM
I live south of Middle Road and did receive a letter, maybe about a week ago? I didn't save it, so I don't remember the exact details, but I did make note of the closure and mentioned it to my family.
andrew January 19, 2013 at 06:18 PM
I live south of middle road and received no such letter. Like Tony, Susan, and Laurie I am outraged that all the residents of a 4 mile stretch, south of middle road, were held hostage for 2 hours. We own a business that we were unable to open because we were blocked from crossing the road that our taxes maintain. In the city when a road is being closed, colored signs are posted on every light post 2 days in advance warning everyone. Why did this not happen? What local authority approved this permit- Islip, Brookhaven, or Suffolk? What were the requirments of notification in that permit, if any? Someone dropped the ball somewhere. Enquiring minds would like to know who.
Judy Mottl January 19, 2013 at 07:55 PM
There's a very similar discussion about this on Patch's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SayvilleBayportPatch/posts/309543855833038?comment_id=4889459&ref=notif&notif_t=share_comment
Mary Kassner January 20, 2013 at 01:34 PM
Patchogue Village had the same problem last year when the race closed down River Ave. As a result they (the race organizers) were given very strict restrictions concerning the Patchogue portion of the race.

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