The 36th Annual Shelter Island 10K Run, to be held June 20, 2015, is proud to announce that the 2014 Boston Marathon winner and Olympic Silver Medalist Meb Keflezighi will be competing in the race ...
Shelter Island, NY - April 8th, 2015 – The 36th Annual Shelter Island 10K Run, to be held June 20, 2015, is proud to announce that the 2014 Boston Marathon winner and Olympic Silver Medalist Meb Keflezighi will be competing in the race for the second consecutive year. The Shelter Island 10K has attracted many of the nation’ s elite runners and legends, such as Greta Waitz, Joan Benoit-Samuelson, Frank Shorter and Bill Rodgers, as well as the inspirational Fred Lebow.
Sitting between the North and South Forks of Long Island, the Shelter Island 10K has been touted as one of the country’s most beautiful road races by Runner’s World Magazine. With a pre-sunset start time of 5:30 pm, the Shelter Island 10K showcases picturesque views of Dering Harbor, Gardiner's Bay and Coecles Harbor.
New to this year’s race is the participation of Bridgehampton National Bank as title sponsor. Pre-registration is strongly suggested as the race is limited to 2,500 participants. Runners can sign up at www.lightboxreg.com. The entry fee of $40 benefits the Shelter Island 10K Community Fund serving the needs of Shelter Island for over 35 years. The run also assists local charities including East End Hospice and Timothy Hill Children's Ranch.
Event sponsors include The South Ferry, Hampton Jitney, Frank J. Adipietro Jr. M.D. Interventional Pain Management Center, The Ram's Head Inn, Sunset Beach Hotel and The Shelter Island Reporter. The YES network will cover the race through Running HD.
Shelter Island is accessible by a 10-minute ferry ride from either Greenport or Sag Harbor. For more information, please contact (631) 774-9499 or visit www.shelterislandrun.com.