The pre-run event for the sixth annual "Mitch's Run" , which will take place Saturday at Sailor's Haven on Fire Island starting at 10 a.m., is being held tonight at on Main Street in Sayville with kick-off for fun at 7 p.m.
The memorial event honors the spirit and life of Sayville resident and local lifeguard Mitchell Cangelosi and benefits a scholarship given each year to a student athlete from Sayville High School who exemplifies Cangelosi’s spirit and dedication to academic and athletic excellence.
Cangelosi spent seven summers as a lifeguard at the Point O’ Woods community on Fire Island. As part of his workout each day, he would run from the lifeguard stand at Point O’ Woods to the stand at Sailors Haven and back, a distance of about three miles.
The walk/run goes from Sailors Haven (Sunken Forest) to Point O’ Woods and the recommended donation to participate is $25, which includes a memorial t-shirt and roundtrip ferry ticket. Sayville Ferries will run a special ferry at 8:00 am for us.
Tonight's benefit event costs $50 a ticket and includes the memorial t-shirt and roundtrip ferry ticket.
If you cannot attend the event or the beach run, but would like to help the scholarship fund, donations are welcome. All proceeds will be used to fund the scholarship. Should you have any questions, please call 631-589-5089 or visit the website.