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The Memorial Day Freedom 5K Run

Chester A. Reese Veterans Memorial Park
May 27 | Mon |
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May 27, 20248:15AM 5K Start8:00AM Fun Run StartRain or Shine Chester A. Reese Veterans Memorial ParkChurch Street (between Utterby Road and Weber Ave)Malverne, NY 11565 Parking will be available on the opposite side of the train tracks in the commuter train lot next to Conolly Station Pub. You can walk across the tracks at the Hempstead Ave crossing or the pedestrian crossing by Malverne Village Hall. Previously known as the Freedom on the Farm, the 5K race is now happening on Memorial Day as a tribute to our veterans past and present. We will be following the parade route for the annual Village of Malverne Memorial Day Parade. In 2022, Greg Waxman, known as the Patriot Man because he runs with the American flag, and world-renowned wheelchair racer Peter Hawkins ran 50 miles around the village of Malverne in 8 hours to raise money for veterans and first responders. Last year, we invited everyone to run a 5K with us for the same great causes. We raised $15,000: $7000 for American Legion Post #44 to help them provide a service dog for a local veteran, $1000 donation to the Malverne Fire Department, $2000 to keep funding the scholarship of Sgt. Winters of the Malverne Police Department, $1000 donation to Paws of War and the Steven McDonald Foundation, and $3000 to support Crossroads Farm. With your help, we want to keep up this effort. We partnered with the Never Stop Running Foundation 501c(3) to make your sponsorship or donation tax deductible. We really appreciate any support you can give!

Venue: Chester A. Reese Veterans Memorial Park

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