Registration underway for fundraising run

September 13, 2012 by  

The seventh annual Running of the Bull 5K race is coming up in Smithtown, New York. The race raises money for Angela’s House, as well as the Courtney Sipes Memorial Foundation.

The foundation was set up by the family of Courtney Sipes, who was killed by a driver in a hit-and-run incident in 2009, aged 11. The foundation raises funds to support children who are interested in the arts, while also promoting pedestrian safety and seeking to change state laws to create harsher penalties that for hit-and-run drivers. Sipes participated in the Family 1K portion of the Running of the Bull in 2009 prior to her death and this year, the race is being held in her honor.

The Running of the Bull has raised funds for Angela’s House since its inception. The organization was created by Bob and Angie Policastro in 1992 and works to help medically frail children and their families. It is named after the Policastro’s daughter who was born with brain damage and died after her first birthday.

The Running of the Bull has two events, the 5K and the 1K Family Fun Walk, which have $20 and $10 admission fees respectively. Registration for the races is open until Wednesday, September 26 at 6:00 pm. Racers will then be able to register on the day of the race for $25. The administrator will also be accepting food donations for the local food pantry.

The race begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, September 29 at the New York Ave School. Printing companies will no doubt be hard at work creating flyers to draw in participants from nearby areas on Long Island, like Islip, Stony Brook, or Lindenhurst, to support these causes and this event.