End of summer blues? Hard to believe we are already approaching Labor Day. They say exercise and giving back are two great ways to stave off a dip in mood and we’ve put together a list of charity events around the city that will keep you fit and contribute to important organizations.
Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk was created to retrace the steps of Stephen Siller, a New York City Firefighter who lost his life on September 11, 2001. The event honors those who sacrificed their lives in the tragic event and also allows participants to raise money for an organization of their choice. After the race, there is free food, drinks and live entertainment on Vesey Street. Click here for more information.
Run the River 5K raises funds to protect the waterways, wetlands and recreational areas of Randall’s Island Park. Race day includes a 5K race and post-race party as well as a children’s race for kids under 12. Click here for more information.
Annual 5K Charity Run for Positive Tails is the event for animal loves in the city. Positive Tails works to improve animal and community welfare for abused animals, providing assistance for families that cannot afford treatment, and works to reduce the population of unwanted dogs and cats. The 5K is held at the Coney Island Boardwalk Parachute Jump. Animals cannot participate in the run. Click here for more information.
Another animal event in the fall, Halloween Fun Run 5K, benefits the Randolph Regional Animal Shelter in Randolph, NJ. Click here for more information.
Donut Dash 5K Run/Walk supports Ambassadors for Sustained Health. Held at Pier 62 along the Hudson River Greenway, this event requires participants to run/walk and eat donuts. What could be better? Click here for more information.
Fit for All 5K is a family friendly run through Riverside Park that features family activities with a Halloween theme, arts and crafts, music and more. Post-race, there are more activities for kids as well as health screenings for adults. Click here for more information.