Friday, May 11, 2012

5K Roosevelt Island Run/Walk Saturday May 12 To Benefit Icla da Silva Bone Marrow Foundation

Image of Icla da Silva Roosevelt Island 5K Race/Walk Course From NYC Runs

There will be a Roosevelt Island 5k Run/Walk tomorrow, May 12, benefiting the Icla da Silva Foundation. According to NYC Runs:

The Roosevelt Island 5K benefiting the Icla da Silva Foundation

The 1st Roosevelt Island 5K in 2011 was a huge success and the 2012 spring race, scheduled for Saturday, May 12, 2012, should be even better. 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 is a nice loop around the perimeter of the island with breathtaking views of the East River and of course Manhattan and Queens. Stick around for the post-race party and awards immediately after the last participant finish.

All participant registration for this race will be on NYCRUNS with fundraising teams forming on the Icla da Silva Foundation’s First Giving website.  Consider forming a team and ask your family and friends to sponsor you in support or such great cause. The Icla da Silva Foundation and NYCRUNS will be working together to create a more comprehensive fundraising program and we hope to have details available in January.

The Icla da Silva Foundation is the largest recruitment center for the Be the Match Registry in the United States. It recruits over 38,000 new potential bone marrow donors every year, with a strong focus on minority communities.  The Foundation also provides support services to patients and their families in need of bone marrow transplants.

Time & Date: Saturday, May 12, 2012, 9AM.Bib, t-shirt pickup and bag check is from 8-8:45AM
Location:Firefighter’s Field, 425 Main Street, Roosevelt Island, NY 10044
More information on the Icla da Silva Foundation and previous runs at earlier post.

You Tube Video Of 2011 Icla da Silva Roosevelt Island 5K Run/Walk

Click here to register for the 2012 Roosevelt Island Icla da Silva Run/Walk.


Mark Lyon said...

Not thrilled with the giant PA system they have set up at the Octagon Soccer Field.  Hope they had to pay extra for the permit on that.

Mark Lyon said...

There is quite a bit of action - these teams aren't too bad (just the announcer).  Watch live: