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Runner In Red 5K Run/Walk

Mar 18 | Sat |
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Runner In Red 5K Run/Walk Celebrate St. Paddy’s with “Runner In Red” (Race Supports a Cure for Lung Cancer) March 18, 2023 9AM Start - Rain or Shine Eisenhower Park Field #2

SPECIAL: A FREE Barb’s Beer for all runners (Ages 21+) barbsbeer.org

Sponsored by:

Hilton Capital Management Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP CIM Group

The Runner in Red 5K draws its name from the “Runner in Red,” a novel by Tom Murphy based on a real-life Boston Marathon legend. In 1951, a group of Canadian runners insisted they saw a woman slip into the Boston Marathon before women were allowed to run. She “wore red,” according to the Canadians, but their contention was never proven and thus the controversy moved into legend.

Tom Murphy’s novel, also a love story and Irish family drama, offers a search for the mysterious runner “in red.” The book combines with “Barb’s Beer,” named for Barb Murphy, the author’s wife and runner who passed away from non-smoker’s lung cancer in 2013. The book and the beer raise funds to cure lung cancer which takes the lives of more women than any other cancer.

See full details on the novel, Barb’s Beer and the cause!

Can’t run, but want to contribute to our 501c3 charity CAUSE - Click Here!

BUY THE NOVEL as a gift for a runner - SUPPORT LUNG CANCER CURE "People are going to love this book." -Bill Rodgers, four-time winner of Boston and NY Marathons

For full information visit RunnerinRed.com

Venue: Eisenhower Park Field 2

1899 Hempstead Tpke Map
516-531-3323