Bird Sanctuary 5K this Saturday


Run, jog, or walk past rolling fields and beaches on Saturday, June 16 at Norman Bird Sanctuary’s 12 annual 5K Run/Walk in memory of David Leys Jr.

More than 400 runners start at the Norman Bird Sanctuary Welcome Center, travel past Hanging Rock, Second Beach and Sachuest Point before finishing by the Third Beach dunes in front of cheering spectators. Kids can join the fun with the Frosty Freez Kids Run, a quarter-mile dash past fields filled with bird houses. A USA Track & Field sanctioned race, the 5K also allows competitive runners to qualify for future races.

The proceeds from this event, in memory of David Leys Jr., a native islander and great friend of NBS, directly support the mission to preserve 325 acres of wildlife habitat and provide educational opportunities for learners of all ages.

WHERE: Norman Bird Sanctuary, 3rd Beach Road, Middletown
WHEN: Saturday, June 16; race starts at 8:30 a.m.; Frosty Freez Kids Run at 8:15 a.m.
COST: $30; Frosty Freez Kids Run: $5

Event Date
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Event time
8:30 AM
Cost / donation
$30; Frosty Freez Kids Run: $5

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