Registration is open for the 31st annual avid Lerner Associates Long Island Police Appreciation 5K Run, which supports Long Island police officers and their families who have fallen on tough times.
David Lerner Associates, Inc. and the Greater Long Island Running Club sponsor the 5k race, which will be held at Eisenhower Park.
“The David Lerner Associates Police Appreciation Run is an event we look forward to every year, and we are incredibly proud to be able to help Long Island Law enforcement officers and their families,” said Martin Walcoe, president of David Lerner Associates. “Sponsoring an event that raises funds to support them when they need it most is our way of showing our gratitude for their service and dedication to the wellbeing of our communities.”
Last year, donations out of the proceeds were presented to Suffolk County Police Officer Eric Dorfman to help his family with the expenses of a liver transplant for his 4 year old daughter Kennedy. Other checks went to the families of two officers who died of Covid-19 and other
Register for the Run at https://events.elitefeats.com/22appreciation. The registration fee is $35 through May 31, with a $5 discount for Greater Long Island Running Club members. Day-of-race registration is available at Eisenhower Park for $40. For more information, contact the Greater Long Island Running Club at (516) 349-7646.
Pictured are Greater Long Island Running Club Executive Director Katie Pearlman, Nassau County Police Inspector Alan Hirsch (president of the Nassau Police Running Club), Race Director Mike Polansky, Greater Long Island Running Club President Jossi Fritz-Mauer, David Lerner Associates President and CEO Martin Walcoe, David Lerner Associates Senior Vice President Alex Barnych, Suffolk County Police Commissioner Rodney Harrison, Suffolk County Police Sgt. Joshua Parsons (President of the Suffolk County Police Running Club), and Suffolk County Police Sgt. John Oakley