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March 22, 2002

Electronic newsroom

02-20

 

Brookhaven Lab Hosts Earth Day Run, April 20

UPTON, NY -  The U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory will host a four-mile Earth Day Run/Walk at its site on Saturday, April 20, at 3 p.m. Children 12 and under are invited to participate in a free one-half-mile Fun Run at 4 p.m. Race day registration/check-in will begin at 1 p.m. in the Laboratory’s Berkner Hall. All entry fees from the 4-mile event will benefit Long Island Cares Inc., a regional food bank. All visitors to the Laboratory age 15 and older are required to bring a photo ID to be admitted on site. The public is invited to both events.

The race will be held on a U.S. Track & Field Federation certified course, consisting of a combination of road and wide trails through the Pine Barrens on the Brookhaven Lab site. The course is relatively flat with some slight rolling hills in the last mile. Miles will be marked, a two-mile water stop will be available, and mile split times will be called out.

Applications to enter the race may be downloaded from http://www.bnl.gov/eday, or call 631 344-5660. For those who pre-register before April 12, the entry fee is $15, which is discounted to $12 if you bring a nonperishable food item for the local food bank. The entry fee for applications postmarked after April 12 will be $18, or $15 with a nonperishable food item. Checks made payable to BSA and application forms should be sent to: Peter Pohlot, Brookhaven National Laboratory, P.O. Box 5000, Bldg. 130, Upton, NY 11973-5000.

The overall male and overall female winners who take first-place will receive prizes from Adobe Artes of Huntington, Long Island. The top three male and female runners and the top three master male and master female runners (runners over age 40) will receive merchandise certificates from some of Long Island’s top running stores. The first 300 registered runners will receive a pullover running jacket. All children who participate in the Fun Run will take home a tree seedling to plant in honor of Earth Day. Immediately following the races, a raffle will be held for all participants.

Long Island Cares, Inc. is a not-for-profit, community-based, regionally responsive organization working in partnership with charitable agencies in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. The anti-hunger organization and food bank was founded in 1980 by the late singer and activist Harry Chapin in response to the immediate needs of hungry Long Islanders.

Brookhaven Lab is located on William Floyd Parkway, one and a half miles north of Long Island Expressway Exit 68.

 

The U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory conducts research in the physical, biomedical, and environmental sciences, as well as in energy technologies. Brookhaven also builds and operates major facilities available to university, industrial, and government scientists. The Laboratory is managed by Brookhaven Science Associates, a limited liability company founded by Stony Brook University and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization.