Race For Literacy Saturday in Oyster Bay

Race for Literacy
Race for Literacy (Photo credit: brookejackman.ejoinme.org)
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Race for Literacy (Photo credit: brookejackman.ejoinme.org)

The 7th annual Brooke Jackman Race for Literacy 5-k Run kicks off in Oyster Bay Saturday morning to support literacy for at-risk children.

The 3.1-mile race will raise money for the foundation as runners race along the roads of Oyster Bay, Mill Neck and Upper Brookville.

The foundation, which was formed in memory of Brooke Jackman who passed away in the World Trade Center attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, will start the festivities with crafts and games for children starting at 9:15 a.m.

A ¼ mile run will kick off at 9:45, and the 5K will get going at 10:15.

Those who prove to be the most fit will walk away with cash prizes.

“We’re expecting a record crowd this year and we’re so proud of all the families from the Long Island community that have rallied around our cause and the Race for Literacy over the past seven years,” Erin Jackman, Director of the Brooke Jackman Foundation said in a statement.

He added: “We have a lot of great additions to this year’s race—including a greater prize purse for the top male and female finishers—and it’s going to be wonderful morning of athletics and literacy.”

Registration will costs participants $25 on race day. Students 18 years old and younger can sign up for $10.