“STATEN ISLAND DAY” TO FEATURE STATEN ISLAND HALF MARATHON, LIVE MUSIC, AND FREE FAMILY ACTIVITIES TO PROVIDE MORE THAN $100,000 TO SANDY RECOVERY EFFORTS
FUN RUN, CARNIVAL GAMES, ATHLETIC COMPETITIONS, AND “TASTE OF STATEN ISLAND” AMONG EVENT HIGHLIGHTS, PRESENTED BY NEW YORK ROAD RUNNERS
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BOROUGH PRESIDENT JAMES MOLINARO
Full Day of Public Events to Take Place on Sunday, October 13
The New York Road Runners (NYRR) and Staten Island Borough President James Molinaro today announced the public events and activities that will take place at “Staten Island Day,” a day dedicated to positively impacting the communities of Staten Island and providing support for ongoing recovery efforts following Hurricane Sandy. “Staten Island Day” will take place on Sunday, October 13th from 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at and around Richmond County Bank Ballpark, located at 75 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island.
The day’s activities include the annual Staten Island Half Marathon -- a 13.1-mile race, a 1.5-mile Fun Run open to runners of all ages, traditional carnival games, live musical performances, inflatable slides and obstacle courses, a rock climbing wall, athletic competitions, Staten Island Yankees Fun Zone, and a Taste of Staten Island which will showcase cuisine and pizza from some of Staten Island’s restaurants that were most affected by Hurricane Sandy. Additionally, the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee’s “Join the Huddle” tour, featuring football activities and the Lombardi Trophy, will bring the 2014 Super Bowl interactive experience to Staten Island for the first time. All of the family activities are presented free of charge.
The Staten Island Half Marathon will start at 8:30 a.m., and the 1.5-mile fun run will start at 10:30 a.m. Post-race festivities will take place until 3:00 p.m.
“Staten Island Day” partners and exhibitors include the Staten Island Yankees, NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee, NYPD, FDNY, US Army, Pier 76, Amazing Amusements, Race2Rebuild, Community Health Associates (free health screenings), USATF New York, National Park Service and Oakley.
Net proceeds from the event will be donated to the Siller Foundation and ECHO (Emergency Children’s Health Organization) to benefit the areas of Staten Island that were among the most affected by Hurricane Sandy.
For more information including course maps or to register for the Staten Island Half Marathon or Fun Run, visit www.statenisland.nyrr.org.
DATE: Sunday, October 13
TIME: 8:30 a.m. Staten Island Half Marathon
10:30 a.m. 1.5-mile Fun Run
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Family Activities
LOCATION: Richmond County Bank Ballpark
75 Richmond Terrace
“Our races are to our sport what Wimbledon and the Australian, U.S., and French Opens are to tennis, and what the Masters, U.S., and British Opens and PGA Championship are to golf. Each race has the history, the tradition, the honor roll of legendary champions, and a special place in the eyes of all to make them stand apart from the other events.” Mary Wittenberg