If you are looking for a relaxed family fun-run for this weekend, this run is highly recommended:
THE 2009 MELISSA FUND SUN RUN™ INFORMATION:
Event Date: Saturday, May 16, 2009
Event Time: Race Day Registration 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Race Start: 10:00 a.m. (please arrive by 9:45 a.m. if pre-registered)
Location: New York City’s RIVERSIDE PARK @ 110th Street
Please enter via W. 103rd St. ramp at Riverside Dr.
Alternate entrance available via steps at 108th Street
Race Entrant Suggested Contribution:
Online / Mail Registration: $30.00 - must be received by May 12th
Race Day Registration: $35.00 - forms available at check-in
Children under age 13 are free.
The Melissa Fund SUN RUN™ is a timed, USATF certified/sanctioned event for those interested in running. Non-running adults, teens, children, parents with strollers, and (child-friendly) dogs on leashes are all welcome to participate in the walking group. There will also be a short children's "run" right before the start time of the adult running group.
We highly encourage families to participate, especially because Melanoma is very often a young person’s cancer. It is important to educate children, parents, and young men and women on the dangers of this deadly disease - and the simple steps to protection.