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Upcoming Spring Runs and Walks That the Entire Family Can Participate in Together

Break out the sneakers and sign up for a local run or walk on Long Island!

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Even though it is snowing, Spring has still arrived! The weather will soon be warming up and Long Islander’s will be outside enjoying the sunshine. There are plenty of great events and outdoor activities for the entire family to enjoy all across the Island. 
Spring 5K’s are a popular way to celebrate the arrival of beautiful weather and are a great way to take on a friendly competition while testing out your own endurance. You can run and walk together as a family or have your loved ones cheer you on from the sidelines! Either way, 5K’s are a fun event for everyone that attends.
Some 5K’s support great causes and donate all or portions of their proceeds, while others are just a fun time for everyone! Check out the ones happening within the next few months and see if you’re interested in signing up!
Run for the HILL of it/10K
Corner of Middle Country Road and Blue Point Road, Selden, NY 11784
Sunday, March 29th 7:30-11:00 am
Race this 10k on the home turf of The Selden Hills Warrior's, corner of Middle Country Road and Blue Point Road.
The Race for The INN at Maria Regina Church
3945 Jerusalem Ave. Seaford, NY 11783
Saturday, April 11th 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Race and raise money for The INN (The Interfaith Nutrition Network) with all proceeds going to feed and shelter the homeless. Registrations begins at 7:30 am.
10th Annual 5K Walk/Run for Hope at Eisenhower Park, Scarlet Oak, Parking Field 4 Hempstead Tpke, East Meadow, NY 11554
Sunday, April 12th 9:00 am-1:00 pm
$30 at event, $25 online
Run/walk will help raise funds to benefit the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) that funds research and support programs for mesothelioma, a cancer caused by asbestos exposure. Event will also feature a raffle with great prizes!
Marcie Mazzola Memorial 5K Run/Walk at the Huntington YMCA
60 Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743
Sunday, April 12th 8:30-11:00 am
Enjoy a 5K run/walk and a 1K children's fun run that will feature food, beverage, awards and raffle! 
NIS Walk-A-Thon/Family Fun and Wellness Day at Shorefront Park
Rider Avenue and Smith Street, Patchogue, NY 11772
Sunday April 19th 11:00 am-3:00 pm
Free event
The New Interdisciplinary School, a non-profit preschool serving students with special needs will host this great event featuring children's activities, vendors and wellness providers!
Invited INN Walk to Fight Hunger at the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
716 Route 25A, Rocky Point, NY 11778
Saturday, April 25th at 10:00 am
Please call for pricing
Walk and raise money for the Invited INN Soup Kitchen in Rocky Point. Donations accepted as well. All walkers will receive a t-shirt!
BBBSLI Annual 5K Walk for Kids' Sake at Eisenhower Park
Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow, NY
516-712-0222 x214
Saturday, April 25th 9:00 am-12:30 pm
Walk in support of mentoring on Long Island! The event features a 5K distance stroll through scenic Eisenhower Park, a Finishers' Picnic, food & entertainment!
St. Joseph's College 5K Run for Disaster Relief at SJC's Outdoor Field Complex
246 Sunrise Highway South Service Road, Patchogue NY, 11772
Saturday, April 25th at 9:00 am
Pre-registration $20 per person, day-of $25 per person
This event, "Running to Rebuild" will help raise funds for community service efforts related to disaster relief. Event is open to the public & prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers. Walkers and children are welcome.
Families Walk and Run for Hope at Mather Hospital
75 N. Country Rd., Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Saturday, May 2nd at 7:00 am
Walk or run to benefit the Fortunato Breast Health Center at Mather Hospital. Registration begins at 7:00 am, followed by the run at 8:00 am and walk at 9:00 am. Registered participants will receive a Tanger Outlet coupon book!
Walk MS at Belmont Lake State Park
Southern State Parkway Exit 38, North Babylon, NY 11704
Sunday, May 3rd at 8:30 am
Registration fee after signing up
Walk to help raises funds for the more than 42,000 people affected by MS in our community. 
2nd Annual 5K Run for Lupus at Central Islip High School
85 Wheeler Rd., Central Islip, NY 11722
Saturday, May 9th 8:00-11:00 am
$20, $25, $30
This run will start and finish at Central Islip High School and will be a 3.1 mile run, USATF sanctioned, professionally timed by Just Finish, Inc. with the RFID Race Timing Systems.
Walk MS: 5K Fun Run at Jones Beach Field 5
1000 Ocean Parkway Field 5, Wantagh NY 11793
Saturday, May 16th at 8:00 am
No registration fee
Walk or run to benefit those affected by MS in our community. The family friendly Fun Run has no registration fee and will have a start at 8 a.m. All participants are able to register for the 5K Fun Run as part of a Walk MS Team and stay for the duration of the Walk MS event to follow.
Long Island Take Steps for Crohn's and Colitis at Marjorie R. Post Community Park
Unqua and Merrick Road, Massapequa, NY 11758
Sunday, June 7th 11:30 am-1:00 pm
Free event
Take Steps for Crohn's and Colitis Walk features live music, food, children's entertainment and educational materials.
LI2DAY Walk at Smith Point Park
Mastic Beach, NY, 11951
Saturday, June 13th 
Enjoy a 13.1 mile walk to help support The Maurer Foundation! Enjoy the scenic route of Smith Point Park and its surrounding neighborhood. Participants will receive a t-shirt & complimentary lunch.
Are you participating in a walk/run that we don’t have listed here?
Let us know by commenting below!

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