The 13th annual Empire National Bank Smith Point Bridge 5K Run for Literacy will take place on Saturday, September 7, 2013. The magnificent backdrop of the beautiful Atlantic Ocean and white sand beaches make this race a landmark event on the Long Island racing calendar. This year, over 400 runners are expected to attend.
Proceeds help support the Community Library’s Family Literacy Project, the William Floyd High School Scholarship Fund, and the Reach Out and Read program at the Marilyn Shellabargar South Brookhaven Family Health Center.
The Community Family Literacy Project, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to promote family literacy in the area served by the Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library. It was created exclusively to provide both out-reach and in-house programs and services that encourage and support literacy for all ages.
The William Floyd High School Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to college bound students. Reach Out & Read promotes early literacy and school readiness in pediatric exam rooms by giving new books to children and advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud.
The Empire National Bank Smith Point Bridge 5k Run for Literacy is sanctioned by USATF-USA Track and Field Long Island.
Each year our sponsors, a large number of staff and volunteers, many community organizations, all the runners, and friends and family faithfully contribute to the success of this event. It is a huge pleasure to produce an event that showcases the beauty and pride of this community, and we are grateful to everyone who participates.
Sincerely, the 5K Bridge Run Race Committee