Busy month for runners leaves them set to make a splash

May 28, 2013 by  

Two charity runs that took place in New York this month will hopefully have toned some local legs enough for them to consider having another go at hitting the tarmac this summer

First up, the Flash Dash Series 1st Cinco de Mayo Dash 5K took to New York on May 5 beginning at the Bakehouse on Horatio Street. The event drew runners and spectators from all the New York state neighboring communities, including Bellerose, Queens, Long Island, Flushing, Fairport, and Port Jefferson.

Touted as not being the customary type of marathon, it is a ‘fiesta’ in celebration of Cinco de Mayo. Runners are encouraged to wear a sombrero, don festive Mexican style clothing, and even bring maracas. The event was not timed, but prizes were instead awarded for costumes. Funds raised benefited the Ali Forney Center, which houses LGBT youngsters.

Soon after that, on May 12, the Mrs. M. Dash 5K gave New Yorkers the chance to race in honor of their mothers. Funds went towards the National Lung Cancer Partnership. Donations can still be made via the event’s Just Giving page, and it has raised over $1,000 so far.

Those who still have energy to burn, however, should stay tuned for the Keeping it Kool 5K taking place on July 27. The NYC location has yet to be confirmed but, with Flash Dance back in town, it is sure to be lively, with bathing-themed fancy dress and water pistols strongly encouraged

For more information, visit the event website or contact the event organizers, or look out for local banner printing.