Runners taking off from the starting line at Peconic Landing’s May Mile and 5k on Saturday.
Though the sky was gray and the chance of heavy rain lingered throughout the morning, there was a large turnout for Peconic Landing’s 12th annual John May Mile and 5K Saturday morning.
The race, which was renamed last year in honor of the late longtime Peconic Landing board chairman John May, raised $24,800 for the Greenport Fire Department.
This year’s race winner was 15-year-old Greenport High School student Christopher Kuzinski.
After the race, the Eastern Long Island Hospital Auxiliary was honored as winners of this year’s Older Americans Champion Award.
Members of the Greenport Fire Department. (Credit: Krysten Massa photos)
Members of the event’s raffle committee. From left: Jane Winsch, Jen Cardi, Valerie Tirelli Hallock and Mary Hughes.
The coordinators of the event Valerie Tirelli Hallock (left) and Diane Radigan.
This year Peconic Landing had an indoor Kid Zone with activities and games.
Winner of this year’s 5K Christopher Kuzinski running the course.
Krissy Goldberg, the granddaughter of John May, and her daughter Taylor Goldberg
Jack May and his niece Kensington Goldberg.
Superintendent of Greenport and Southold Schools David Gamberg crossing the finish line.
Mike Ereheny, an employee of Peconic Landing, crossing the finish line.
The May family.
The Eastern Long Island Hospital Auxiliary being honored with the Older Americans Champion Award.
The Greenport Fire Department receiving the donation from Peconic Landing after the race.
Peconic Landing held its annual 5K and May Mile race in Greenport Saturday morning. READ
Peconic Landing’s annual fundraising race is getting a small change of name in honor of a big figure who “played a vital role in bringing the retirement community to Greenport, with a goal of creating a community hub that benefits all residents of the North Fork.”
Runners take off in the 5K race Saturday morning. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)
Peconic Landing held its 10th annual May Mile & 5K race in Greenport Saturday morning. The popular race benefits the Greenport Fire Department and highlights Older Americans Month.
Local businesses donated raffle prizes and North Fork Cheer sent a squad of cheerleaders to boost runners’ spirit. (more…)
Tara Wilson was the first place female with a time of 21:08. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)
Peconic Landing held its 9th annual May Mile 5K race/walk on Saturday morning in Greenport. (more…)
For those looking to get in shape this spring, the ninth annual May Mile offers exercise as well as a chance to give back to the community. This fun-filled event will take place on Saturday, May 10, at Peconic Landing in Greenport and will benefit the Greenport Fire Department. This intergenerational event has become the East End’s premier Older Americans Month celebration and Peconic Landing welcome runners of all ages and abilities.
The special 5K race began in 2005 and has since raised more than $160,000 for the fire department. In fact, the 2013 May Mile event raised $24,250 alone. With more than 500 participants each year, volunteers and raffle sponsors, these benefits and funds have helped the Greenport Fire Department purchase, refurbish and maintain vital safety equipment.
Registration and stretching begin at Brecknock Hall at 8 a.m. and the race start will take place shortly after that at 10 a.m. Following the race will also be an award ceremony at 11:15 a.m. where Father Thomas Murray, pastor of Greenport’s St. Agnes Church, will be presented with the Old American Champion Award. This award annually honors a Long Island or local individual for their service and dedication to older Americans. Following the award ceremony will be a celebratory barbeque lunch.
Racers and others attending the event will also be given the chance to take part in a special raffle. Raffle items include a membership to Eastern Long Island Hospital’s Fitness & Wellness, a Galaxy Gear Watch and Galaxy Note Pro 12.2, a Dooney & Bourke bag and much more. Raffle proceeds will also benefit the Greenport Fire Department.
For those we cannot attend but still want to contribute, donations are also being accepted. Among the sponsors of the May Mile are The Suffolk Times and Greenport and Southold IGA, butnsponsors and raffle prizes are still being sought.
Peconic Landing invites you to come join them and many others at this special spring event. Not only will you be improving your own well being, but you will also be helping to improve the local community by benefiting the fire department. There is no better way to welcome spring than to compete in a fun-filled race around Greenport.
KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | Jack May of Main winning the May Mile 5K Saturday morning with a time of 18:50.
The start of the last year’s 5K race in Greenport at the May Mile. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)
The ninth annual Peconic Landing May Mile & 5K race scheduled for May 10 in Greenport will again benefit the Greenport Fire Department, organizers announced. (more…)
KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | The start of the 5K race Saturday morning in Greenport.
For the eighth consecutive year, Peconic Landing celebrated Older Americans Month with a May Mile and 5K race/walk on Saturday morning in Greenport.
Despite predictions of stormy weather, hundreds turned out for the event, which benefits the Greenport Fire Department.
Shelter Island Heights resident Bryan Knipfing crossed the finish line first with a time of 17 minutes 57 seconds in the 5K. 10-year-old Tommy Vine of Brooklyn was the first female finisher in 22:41.