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Second Annual Eastchester 5K Race Fast Approaching

Last year's top finisher at the inaugural Eastchester 5K Race. Photo Credit: Contributed
Eastchester Superintendent of Schools Walter Moran III accepting a $10,000 donation after the first annual Eastchester 5K Race. Photo Credit: Contributed

EASTCHESTER, N.Y. – Following an extremely successful inaugural event last year that drew nearly 1,000 participants, the Eastchester Irish American Social Club is gearing up to host its second 5K race to help the local library.

Registration continues for the second annual Eastchester 5K Race, which will take place on Sunday, Sept. 27. Last year, 825 runners and walkers participated in the race, raising $10,000 that was used to help fund new bleachers and a press box at the Eastchester High School.

This year, proceeds from entry fees will support the Friends of the Eastchester Public Library for updating the Young Adult section, including new lighting, furniture and carpeting.

Sponsored by the Eastchester Irish American Social Club, the race – which will kick off at 9 a.m., rain or shine on Sunday Sept. 27 – is for runners and walkers of all ages and experience levels. Awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers in seven different age groups, from 12-years-old and under to 60 and older.

The major corporate sponsor of the Eastchester 5K will be the Temperance Center-Pathways to Healing of Eastchester and its founder, Merrill Black, who will join Eastchester Irish American Social Club President John Collins, Library Board of Trustees President Rob Cartalano and Library Director Tracy Wright to present the awards to the winners.

The Eastchester Public Library was chosen as a beneficiary this year as they get ready for their 50th anniversary celebration in 2017. According to the Eastchester Irish American Social Club, “the Friends of the Eastchester Library have been working with the town of Eastchester and other supporters to update the library, so it is line with the highest standards for modern libraries in time for the 50th anniversary.” 

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