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LaGuardia Community College to Host Inaugural Community Run
on Saturday, October 22nd



LaGCC 5k run graphic LONG ISLAND CITY, NY–– LaGuardia Community College/CUNY invites runners and walkers of all levels to participate in the LaGuardia Community Run (5K), scheduled on Saturday, October 22nd in Long Island City. Registration is open to participants ages 7 and older.

“This event is an opportunity to engage with members of our surrounding community by offering activities to promote health, civic engagement and foster relationships with residents of Long Island City and other New Yorkers,” said LaGuardia Community College President Kenneth Adams.

Cost for participating in the run/walk is $25 for non-LaGuardia students and $10 for LaGuardia students and children ages 7–17. Registration fee includes a race T-shirt, bib, and light refreshments.

Participating runners and walkers will follow a 5K route from the LaGuardia Community College campus through Long Island City, to Hunters Point South on the East River Waterfront, and back to LaGuardia. Start/finish is in the LaGuardia Community College Parking Lot (no vehicles will be allowed in the lot on race day)—on 47th Avenue and 29th Street in Long Island City, Queens. Directions: Google, Bing, MapQuest

The community run will include an activities plaza featuring refreshments, face painting, and other fun activities. Sponsors and small businesses will have tables showcasing their products and services. The post-event celebration and entertainment is free and open to the public.

Proceeds will support LaGuardia’s student as scholarships, grants, emergency funds and more, through the LaGuardia Community College Foundation.

On race day, registration will open at 7 a.m. The race begins at 7:45 a.m. for participants with disabilities and at 8 a.m. for all other participants.

The top three male and female finishers overall will receive medals along with the top three finishers in the following age categories: 12 & under, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24,25-29,30-34,35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 +.

Digital certificates and photos will be available to all participants upon completion through race co-sponsor EliteFeats.

Children under the age of 6 are not permitted in the race but are welcome to enjoy the activities plaza (accompanied by a parent or guardian). Strollers, bicycles, scooters, skateboards, and pets are not permitted.

For further rules and details, visit the official race website at https://events.elitefeats.com/22laguardia.


What: Inaugural LaGuardia Community Run, a 5K and fitness celebration open to runners and walkers of all levels ages 7 and older. To register visit the LaGuardia Community Run website.

Amenities
Activities Plaza at start/finish
T-shirts for registered participants
Fruit and water on course
Complimentary bag and coat check

Awards
Top three male/female: Overall
Top three male/female in the following age categories: 12 & under, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24,25-29,30-34,35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 +

When: Saturday, October 22, 2022, 7 A.M.

7:00 A.M. – Registration, T-Shirt and Bib Pickup
7:30 A.M. – National Anthem
7:45 A.M. – Participants with Disabilities Start Race
8:00 A.M. – Remaining Participants Start Race
8:45 A.M. – Awards Ceremony
9:30 A.M. – Conclusion

Where: LaGuardia Community College Parking Lot*
(no vehicles allowed in lot on event day)
47th Avenue and 29th Street, Long Island City, NY, 11101
Directions: Google, Bing, MapQuest

*Street parking recommended

Cost: Registration fee includes t-shirt, bib and refreshments
$25 for ages 18 and older
$10 for LaGuardia students
$10 for ages 7–17*


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LaGuardia Community College, located in Long Island City, Queens, educates thousands of New Yorkers annually through degree, certificate, and continuing education programs. Our guiding principle Dare To Do More reflects our belief in the transformative power of education—not just for individuals, but for our community and our country—creating pathways for achievement and safeguarding the middle class. LaGuardia is a national voice on behalf of community colleges, where half of all U.S. college students study. Part of the City University of New York (CUNY), the College reflects the legacy of our namesake, Fiorello H. LaGuardia, the former NYC mayor beloved for his championing the underserved. Since our doors opened in 1971, our programs regularly become national models for pushing boundaries to give people of all backgrounds access to a high quality, affordable college education.


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