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5k runs and charity walks to join in on this fall on Long Island

Jacqueline Whittaker, Mireya Francis, and her son Isaiah

Jacqueline Whittaker, Mireya Francis, and her son Isaiah Hernandez,11, walk in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk of Long Island at Jones Beach. They have four aunts who died from breast cancer between 1986-2018. Credit: Debbie Egan-Chin

Get out and get moving this fall by joining in on a 5k run or charity walk on Long Island. Most events include short-distance fun runs for youngsters and there are non-timed options for those who just want to have fun.

5K 4 FIGHTERS. Shorefront Park, Rider Avenue and Smith Street, Patchogue, 631-289-2601, elitefeats.com. Benefits female veterans and their families. Fee $30, $35 race day; $15 veterans and kids ages 6-16. Date 9 a.m., Oct. 9.

RUN WALK PRAISE 5K. Baldwin Harbor Park, Baldwin, 646-504-2512, glirc.org. Fee $30, $35 day of. Date 9 a.m., Oct. 9.

SOUTHAMPTON FIRECRACKER 8K. Agawam Park, Pond Lane, Southampton, 631-404-8072, southamptonrotary.org. Benefits Southampton Rotary Scholarship Fund. Fee $30 by Sept. 30, $35 after. Date 8 a.m., Oct. 10.

ELIH 5k. Orient Beach State Park, 40000 Main Rd., Orient, 631-477-5164, glirc.org. Benefits those living with mental or behavioral health issues. Fee $30, $10 children ages 6-12. Date 8 a.m., Oct. 10.

OYSTER BAY SUPERVISOR’S 5k. Townsend Square of Oyster Bay, 111 South St., Oyster Bay, 516-349-7646, glirc.org. Fee $30 ($25 Oyster Bay residents), $17.50 ages 16 and younger, $35 race day. Date 9 a.m., Oct. 16.

RECOVERY AWARENESS AND PREVENTION WEEK COLOR RUN. Elementary school, 1157 Fifth Ave., East Northport, 516-351-6540, ndaft.org. Not timed. Bag pickup at Northport Youth Directions & Alternatives, 324 Main St., 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 15. Benefits drug and alcohol task force. Fee $10, $30 for 3-5 family members. Date 9:15 a.m., Oct. 16.

POST OFFICE CAFE 5K RUN AND 1k FUN RUN. 130 W. Main St., Babylon, 631-669-9224, runsignup.com. Benefits National MPS Society. Fee $29 by Oct. 3, $35 after; $18 for fun run by Oct. 3, $21 after. Date 10 a.m., Oct. 16.

SHELTER ISLAND FALL VIRTUAL 5k RUN/WALK. 631-774-9499, shelterislandfall5k.com. Benefits breast health organizations. Fee $30. Date Oct. 16-24.

MAKING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER 5-MILE WALK. Field 5, Jones Beach State Park, Wantagh, 212-237-3875, makingstrideswalk.org/longisland. Benefits breast cancer research, services. Fee Free. Date 7 a.m. Oct. 17.

THEISSEN CHILDREN'S FOUNDATION FREAKY 5K. 1881 Wantagh Ave., Wantagh, 516-679-5098, jtcf.org. Halloween costumes welcome. Fee $20, $25 after Oct. 11; $10 fun run. Date 8:30 a.m. Oct. 17.

MALVERNE 5K RUN/WALK FOR EDUCATION. Middle school, 75 Ocean Ave., Malverne, malvernerun.org. Fee $30, $10 age 18 and younger. Date 9 a.m. Oct. 17.

MICHAEL SENA’S 5K RUN FOR HOPE. Deer Park High School, 1 Flacon Pl., Deer Park, michaelsenamemorialfund.org. Fee $30, $10 ages 18 and younger. Date 9 a.m. Oct. 17.

SID JACOBSON JCC STRONGER THAN CANCER 5k. Jacobson JCC, 300 Forest Dr., East Hills, 516-484-1545, sjjcc.org/5K. Benefits wellness center. Fee $25. Date 9:30 a.m. Oct. 17.

AHRC SUFFOLK'S SUPERHERO RUN FOR A REASON 5k RUN/WALK. Smith Point County Park, County Road 46, Shirley, 631-585-0100, ahrcsuffolk.org/2021-5k. Come dressed like your favorite superhero, stroller and family-friendly, benefits programs and services to children and adults with disabilities on Long Island. Fee $20, $35 race day; $10 Kids 5k 5-17 years old, $15 day of. Date 10 a.m. Oct. 23.

THE GREAT PUMPKIN DASH TRAIL 5k. Blydenburgh Park, 100 Veterans Memorial Hwy., Hauppauge, events.elitefeats.com/pumpkindash21. Benefits the Never Stop Running Foundation. Fee $30, $35 race day. Date 9 a.m. Oct. 23.

RUN 4 BEIGEL 5k RUN/WALK. Heckscher State Park, 1 Heckscher State Pkwy., East Islip, 917-509-2306, run4beigel.com. Benefits the Scott J. Beigel Memorial Fund which provide camperships to disadvantaged children touched by gun violence. Fee $35, $40 race day. Date 1 p.m. Oct. 23.

VILLAGE OF BRIGHTWATERS 5k PUMPKIN RUN. Walker Beach, West Shore Rd., Brightwaters, 631-665-1280, elitefeats.com/brightwaters21. Fee $30, $35 race day. Date 9:30 a.m. Oct. 23.

CATHOLIC HEALTH SUFFOLK COUNTY 10k, 5k, MARATHON AND HALF-MARATHON FOR VETERANS. Village of Babylon, 516-442-0117, suffolkmarathon.com. Packet pickup 3-8 p.m. Oct. 22 and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 23 at 58 N. Carl Ave., Babylon. Fee $139 Marathon, $109 Half Marathon, $79 10k run, $49 5k family Run/Walk, $15 1k Kids Fun Run. Date 8 a.m. Oct. 24.

MERCY CENTER MINISTRIES HALLOWEEN COSTUME 5k RUN and 15k RUN/WALK. Veterans Memorial Park, 5789 Route 25, Calverton, runsignup.com. Benefits shelters for homeless teens and mothers. Fee $25, $30 event day. Date 9 a.m. Oct. 24.

TAKE STEPS GOLD COAST WALK FOR CROHN’S AND COLITIS. Beach Park, 175 West Shore Rd., Port Washington, 516-222-5534, cctakesteps.org/goldcoast. Fee Free. Date 1 p.m. Oct. 24.

FASNY 5K RUN/WALK. The Firemen’s Memorial Park 725 Rt. 25, Ridge, elitefeats.com/fasnysuffolk21. Running toward the flame in memory of Michael D. Whelan. Fee $25. Date 9 a.m. Oct. 30.

GREENLAWN FIRE DEPT. HALLOWEEN 5k. Greenlawn Fire Department, 23 Boulevard Ave., Greenlawn, 631-754-5310, runsignup.com. Costumes welcome. Fee $20 by Oct. 23, $25 after; $15 ages 17 and younger by Oct. 23, $20 after. Date 9 a.m. Oct. 30.

MAKING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER WALK. Grangabel Park, Peconic Avenue, Riverhead, 212-237-3875, makingstrideswalk.org/easternlongisland. Benefits breast cancer research, services. Fee Donation. Date 9 a.m. Oct. 30.

RHATIGAN’S 5K RUN/WALK. 33 S. Tyson Ave., Floral Park, 516-509-4581, elitefeats.com. The race is in honor of the memory of Jim Rhatigan, a former Grand Knight of the Council and a Village Trustee, for his many years of service to the community. Fee $25, $30 race day. Date 9 a.m. Oct. 30.

SBFD ENGINE CO. MONSTER DASH 5k. 1402 Stony Brook Rd., Stony Brook, racemob.com/running_events. Costumes encouraged. Fee $20. Date 9 a.m. Oct. 30.

LIGHT THE NIGHT 1.3-MILE VIRTUAL WALK. 631-370-7540, lightthenight.org/long-island. Benefits Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Fee Free. Date 7 p.m. Nov. 4.

LONG ISLAND TURKEY TROT 5k RUN/WALK & 1-MILE KIDS FUN RUN. Eisenhower Park Field 2, 1899 Hempstead Tpke., East Meadow, elitefeats.com. Proceeds benefit the Never Stop Running Foundation. Fee $30, $10 kids, $35 race day. Date 8:30 a.m. Nov. 6.

VETERANS CROSS COUNTRY 4k RUN. Sunken Meadow State Park, Route 25A and Sunken Meadow Pkwy, Kings Park, 631-922-5405, nrcrun.org. Benefits hospitalized veterans. Fee $15, $20 day of. Date 10 a.m. Nov. 6.

FALLBACK HALF MARATHON & 5k. Heckscher State Park Field 4, 1 Heckscher State Pkwy., East Islip, elitefeats.com/fallback21. Benefits the never stop running foundation. Fee $65 half marathon, $70 race day, $33 5k run/walk, $35 race day. Date 7:15 a.m. Nov. 7.

CANCERCARE LUNG CANCER WALK FOR HOPE. Town of Oyster Bay Golf course, 1 Southwoods Rd., Woodbury, 212-712-6165, cancercare.org/walk. Benefits CancerCare’s free professional support services for anyone affected by a lung cancer diagnosis. Fee $35, $20 ages 13-22, $10 ages 12 and younger. Date 9:30 a.m. Nov. 7.

SEEDS OF HOPE 5k, 10k. Neville Park, Canal Street, Center Moriches, elitefeats.com. Benefits Seeds of Hope Tanzania. Fee $25 5k run, $30 race day, $30 10K run/walk, $35 race day, $20 5k walk only, Free 17 and younger. Date 9 a.m. Nov. 7.

ROLLING THUNDER SPECIAL NEEDS THUNDER RUN. The Rinx, 660 Terry Rd., Hauppauge, elitefeats.com/rollingthunderspecialneeds21. Benefits Rolling Thunder Special Needs program one of the first inclusive running clubs in the U.S. Fee $20 run/walk, $30 race day, $10 15 and younger, $30 race day, $6 1k fun run, $8 race day. Date 8:30 a.m. Nov. 7.

LONG ISLAND COALITION AGAINST BULLYING 5k. Eisenhower Park Field 2, 1899 Hempstead Tpke., East Meadow, elitefeats.com/licab21. Benefits The Long Island Coalition Against Bullying. Fee $20 plus $250 in pledges. Date 8:30 a.m. Nov. 7

By Sabrina Festa-Monroe and Daniel Variano

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