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