Beginning in 2011, board members and friends of the Medical Center have organized an annual 5K (3.1 mile) run/walk at the Town Beach on the first Sunday in August. This family –oriented event is intended to promote a healthy, active and fun lifestyle among islanders, visitors, and especially the youngsters.
On Aug 2nd 2015, 115 runners participants crossed the finish line—the youngest participant was 6 years old and the oldest was 75—ALL WINNERS!
With generous seed money donated by eighteen island businesses and two mainland volunteers who supplied many hands on race day, the 2015 run was a great success and raised $3,700 for the Medical Center.
The 2016 5K Fun Run is scheduled for Sunday August 7th at 10:30 am at Town Beach. We hope to see you all there running for your health and fitness and for the health and fitness of Block Island!