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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.

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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.

Fee: $12

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.

Fee: $10

Race 2: 5k at 7 p.m., rain or shine. 

Fee $20

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.

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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.