Hamptons Summer Preview 2014: Top 5Ks, 10Ks, and More Running Events

Get your running shoes ready and go for a race (or several) on the East End this summer! Whether you’re competitive or just want to have fun, there are a lot of great opportunities to participate in races.

7TH ANNUAL CHRISTOPHER’S RUN 5K
6/7 9:30 a.m. Benefits the Christopher Lester Fund; proceeds go to Pediatric Blood & Marrow Transplant Program at Duke University. $25 pre-registered/$30 day of race/$5 kids’ fun run. Agawam Park, Southampton at Veteran’s Hall. christophersrun.com

TURBO TRI 2014
6/21 5 p.m. 300-yard swim, 7-mile bike, 1.5-mile run. Race hard or just “tri” for fun. Ages 17 and up. Maidstone Park, Springs. Tickets available for after-race celebration with dinner, drinks, music, $25. Benefits i-tri. itrigirls.org

35TH ANNUAL SHELTER ISLAND RUN 10K
6/21 5:30 p.m. Run with Olympians, including Meb Keflezighi! Benefits East End Hospice, Timothy Hill Children’s Ranch and the SI Run Community Fund. $35 prior to June 19, $45 after. 5K Fun Walks for all ages. shelterislandrun.com

SOUTHAMPTON ROTARY FIRECRACKER 8K RUN 
7/6 8 a.m. To benefit the Southampton Rotary Scholarship Fund. $25 before July 4/$30 day of race. 25 Pond Lane, Southampton. firecracker8k.com

JOE KOZIARZ MEMORIAL CERTIFIED 5K RUN/ WALK
7/19 7 a.m. Begins in front of Westhampton Beach Post Office. $20 pre-registration, $25 after 6/30. whbcc.org

STRIDES FOR LIFE 9
8/10 8:45 a.m. A 3-mile fun run/walk hosted by the Lung Cancer Research Foundation. Benefits cancer research at top medical institutions. $45 run fee, $3 sign-up fee. Lake Agawam, Southampton. lungcancerresearchfoundatin.org/events

19TH ANNUAL ELLEN’S RUN 5K
8/17, 9 a.m. Benefits the Ellen Hermanson Breast Center at Southampton Hospital. Begins at Parrish Memorial Hall at Southampton Hospital.
$30 by 8/14, $40 day-of. ellensrun.com

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