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Thanksgiving Day Run Still On for Thursday, November 22

The trotting, strutting, drumming and gobbling begins.

Despite Hurricane Sandy and the nor’easter, the Townwide Fund 27th annual Four Mile Thanksgiving Day Run and the 1K Fun Run is STILL on, and ready for another great Thanksgiving event.  The race starts at the American Legion Post 360 in Halesite on Thursday, November 22nd with the 1K Fun Run beginning at 8:30 AM and the Four Mile Run begins at 9:00 AM.

Due to the continuing construction at New York Avenue and Mill Dam Road, runners are advised to take Wall Street/West Shore Road north from Main Street (25-A) and park at the ball fields of Mill Dam Park.

“The race course has been checked and we are all ready,” said Bea Hartigan, who has organized the Townwide Fund Fall runs since at least 1982 and is known throughout Huntington for her leadership role in the race.

To register  online: https://secure.marathonguide.com/register/townwide/thanksgivingdayrun or go to www.townwidefund.org to download forms that can be printed and mailed to the Townwide Fund office at 148 East Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743.

To register in person, go to Super Runners Shop in Huntington, located at 355 New York Ave (www.superrunnersshop.com).  Super Runners Shophas been a dedicated sponsor and resource for the Thanksgiving Run for over 25 years

The Townwide Fund thanks Long Island Land Rover Centres, which has supported the Townwide Fund’s Thanksgiving Day Run for more than eight years.  Long Island Land Rover Centres provides the TWF with the official pace car and driver, volunteers and runners in addition to their financial support at the “Name” sponsor.  Their support, on-the-ground efforts and generosity are greatly appreciated.

For more information, visit http://townwidefund.org/userfiles/file/run-spons.pdf  or contact Mary Timmons, Executive Director, at 631-629-4950.

The Townwide Fund of Huntington was founded in 1961 by a group of private citizens who wanted to help local charities raise funds. The organization’s essential mission was to keep money raised in Huntington within the community.  Now over 50 years and $10 million later, The Townwide Fund continues to infuse local organizations with the support they need to provide vital health and human services to the people of Huntington.  For more information on the Fund, visit http://www.townwidefund.org.

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