Members of the Patchogue Kiwanis Club are shown here sporting their Safety Vests to be worn on race day, Sunday August 14th. From the left, Jeffrey Vollmuth; Race Chairman, Nick Harding; Chris Fiori; President, Robert Walch; Mark Charvat; Glen Charvat; and Ed Hughes. The race which starts at 6:00PM is a Long Island Track & Field Grand Prix Series event and is certified by USA Track & Field. The race will commence at River Walk on Clare Rose Blvd and finishes at Briarcliffe College after winding through Patchogue streets around Westlake. The event offers many cash awards for multiple categories. door prizes and musical entertainment.
Chairman Harding stated that it is a great honor for Patchogue to be
sanctioned as a Grand Prix event and looks for 1,000 participants to be involved. He indicated that he was hoping that the community would receive the event with great enthusiasm and cheer on the runners as they competed through our streets. He added that he hoped that residents would be considerate and patient while some of the streets will be closed for a short period of time. Information regarding the event including registration and the race route may be found at Patchoguekiwanis.com. Proceeds of the race will be used to support Child Service and Community Projects. Patchogue Kiwanis has been serving the children of the community since 1938.