Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Running On Roosevelt Island - NYC Runs 10K Race On Sunday April 1 and 5K Run Race For Icla da Silva Foundation Bone Marrow Awareness on May 12

Image Of Roosevelt Island 10K Race Route From NY Runs

Are you interested in running a Roosevelt Island 10K race? If so, consider the NYC Runs April 1 Roosevelt Island 10 K:

NYCRUNS is thrilled to return to Roosevelt Island with a great new USATF certified (pending), electronically timed and scored 10K.  This is a race which we're really excited about and intend to build into either an RRCA or USATF championchip if we can.

We'll be pulling out all the stops with this one including providing a fantastic post-race breakfast (you may have figured out we like that sort of thing) and a cool giveaway. We're not telling you what it is though. You're just gonna have to trust us....
More info at NYC Runs.

There will also be a Roosevelt Island 5k Race/Walk on May 12 sponsored by the Icla da Silva Foundation:
On May 12, 2012 at 9am The 2nd Roosevelt Island 5K Run/Walk benefiting The Icla da Silva Foundation will raise awareness of the need for bone marrow donation and engage the greater New York community in The Foundation’s mission. This fast and flat electronically timed 5K will be run on a USATF certified (pending) course and the start and finish are located near the F Train and Tram stations. The closed course loops around the perimeter of the island with breathtaking views of the East River, Manhattan and Queens. There will also be post-race awards and a celebration.

Funds raised at the 5K will go towards registering new bone marrow donors to the National Registry and allowing The Icla da Silva Foundation to provide more extensive patient support to those individuals and families with leukemia and other diseases requiring a marrow transplant. As the largest recruitment center for The Be The Match Registry, we have an unwavering commitment to facilitating access to health care for all people, increasing disease awareness and supporting cancer patients and their families from all over the world.

Participants can register by going to www.nycruns.com/ri5k and fundraising teams can be formed and supported at www.icla5k.org. Consider forming a team and ask your family and friends to sponsor you in support of saving lives.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Interested entities should contact (646) 290-6028 or Krista@icla.org for more information.
More information on the Icla da Silva Foundation available from video below

You Tube Video of Icla da Silva Foundation

and the September 8, 2001 Main Street WIRE which describes the Foundation's Roosevelt Island origin.