We admit running is not for everyone, but for those who enjoy a good run, there is no shortage of runs and walks across Long Island during the summertime.
For those above-said individuals who find pleasure in running, you’d probably agree that going for a run “feels good,” well when running for a charitable cause you usually end up feeling twice as good knowing that you’re supporting those in need.
Here’s a roundup of 9 summer walks and runs across Long Island that will get you through the summer.
9 Long Island Summer Walks & Runs
1. Bellmore Striders Independence Day Run
Location: starts on Bedford Avenue and Grand Avenue, Bellmore, NY
Date: July 4th, 2019
Race 1: 1-mile fun run at 8 a.m.
Race 2: 4-mile run at 8:30 a.m.
Fee: $20 to July 3, $25 race day
For more information: bellmorestriders.com, 516-652-3555.
2. Ellen Gordon CPAS: Cause 5K Run/Walk
Location: Eisenhower Park, 1899 Hempstead Turnpike & Merrick Avenue, East Meadow, NY
Date: July 11th, 2019
Check-in begins at 4:30 p.m.
Race 1: 1-mile fun run at 6:30 p.m.
Race 2: 5k at 7 p.m., rain or shine.
For more information: visit elietefeats.com, call 516-393-5635.
3. Race to Cure Cystic Fibrosis
4-mile run and 2-mile walk, brunch to follow.
Location: Long Island Maritime Museum, 88 West Ave., West Sayville, NY
Date: July 20th, 2019
Fee: $30 in advance, $35 race day, $20 brunch only
For more information: visit sayvillerunning.com, call 631-589-5700.
4. Heart & Sole 5K Run
Honors nursing staff at Plainview and Syosset hospitals.
Location: Plainview-Old Bethpage Middle School, Central Park Road, Plainview, NY
Date: July 21st, 2019
Race 1: Fun run starts at 8 a.m.
Race 2: 5k starts at 8:30 a.m.
Fee: $25 in advance, $30 day of the race
For more information: visit justfinish.net, call 516-349-7646.
5. Vetdogs Long Island Run & Dog Walk
5K or 2-mile dog walk. Dog walk participants must have their dogs leashed. Registration begins at 7 a.m.; opening program featuring guests of honor at 8 a.m.; timed race begins at staggered times of 8:15 and 8:30 a.m. Benefits service dog program for veterans with disabilities.
Location: Cedar Creek Park, 3340 Merrick Rd., Seaford, NY
Date: July 27th, 2019
Fee: $35 by 7/26, $40 day of the walk
Vets/active-duty Members: $25 by 6/1, $30 by 7/26, $35 day of the walk
For more information: visit vetdogs.org, call 631-930-9054.
6. Grape Gallop 5k Run/Walk Through Duck Walk Vineyards
Participants receive an event shirt, wine glass, wine sampling, tote bag and more, bring photo ID.
Location: Duck Walk Vineyards South, 231 Montauk Hwy., Water Mill, NY
Date: August 10th, 2019
Fee: $55 by 8/8, $65 day of walk | designated driver: $35 in advance, $45 day of the walk
For more information: visit grapegallop.com/longisland-aug, call 973-305-8306.
7. Strides for Life 3-mile Run/Walk & 50-Yard Dash for Children
Benefits lung cancer research, check-in begins at 7:30 a.m., register by Aug. 8.
Location: Southampton Cultural Center, 25 Pond Lane, Southampton, NY
Date: August 11th, 2019
Fee $55, $25 for children 12 and under
For more information: visit lungcancerresearchfoundation.org, call 212-588-1580.
8. Hope Runs Here 5k Run/Walk
Benefits the fight against breast cancer on Long Island, check-in from 6:45-8 a.m.
Location: Westfield Sunrise Shopping Mall, One Sunrise Mall, Massapequa, NY
Date: August 17th 2019
Fee $25 in advance, $30 day of the run
For more information: visit li2daywalk.org, call 631-863-2329.
9. Great Cow Harbor 10K & 2k Fun Run
Benefits the Special Olympics, Veterans Affairs Hospital and the local food pantry. Must register in advance by Sept. 11, no race day registration.
Location: Laurel Avenue School (Brosnan Building) on 158 Laurel Ave.; Northport, NY
Date: September 21, 2019
Fee $35, $40 after Sept. 11, $20 for fun run
For more information: visit cowharborrace.com.