Summer’s Not Done Aqua Run

Race Against Poverty At Tobay Beach

AquaRun_AEnjoy swimming and running or just supporting a great cause? Join the 5th Annual Aqua Run with UJA-Federation of New York on Sunday, Sept. 18, at The Town of Oyster Bay’s Tobay Beach in Massapequa to help fight against poverty.

The Aqua Run features an 800-meter swim in South Oyster Bay and a three-mile run through Tobay Beach Bird and Game Sanctuary, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Participate in the race on your own or be part of a two-person relay team.

Want to stay dry? Participate in the three-mile walk/run. All levels welcome.

After the race, stick around for breakfast, an awards ceremony and a morning of fun for the whole family.

UJA-Federation of New York provides vital support to its network of nonprofits and grantees that serve on the front lines of poverty-relief efforts.

Here is a glimpse of its efforts:

• 271,000 low-income New Yorkers receive basic staples to keep hunger at bay.
• 65,000 New Yorkers get free legal services that help them access benefits, prevent evictions, and protect themselves from domestic abuse.
• 85,000 middle-class New Yorkers who’ve lost their jobs are getting back on their feet.
• 5,000 low-income seniors in the New York area receive affordable housing in safe neighborhoods.
• 12,800 New York families receive safe, affordable child care.

The Greater Long Island Running Club (GLIRC) produces this race. With your registration, GLIRC will include a swim and run clinic and a personalized training plan. All of the money raised supports local poverty initiatives so the funds raised go right back to people locally.
Race entries begin at $45.

Visit to register. Email Adam Wolfthal at or call 516-762-5857 for details.

Anton Media Staff
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