LI Running Club Plans Police Appreciation Run


Pictured here as they launch plans for the 31st Annual Long Island Police Appreciation Run from David Lerner Associates are (left to right) Katie Pearlman, General Manager of the Greater Long Island Running Club, Alan Hirsch , Nassau County Police Inspector (Nassau Police Running Club President), Race Director Mike Polansky, Greater Long Island Running Club President Jossi Fritz-Mauer, David Lerner Associates Chairman and CEO Martin Walcoe, David Lerner Associates Vice- Senior Chairman 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

David Lerner Associates, Inc. and the Greater Long Island Running Club are pleased to announce registration is open for the 31st Annual David Lerner Associates Long Island Police Appreciation 5K Run, an event that over the years has allowed hundreds of thousands of dollars to be distributed to Long Island police officers and their families who have fallen on hard times.

The race will again take place on the traditional 5 kilometer course in Eisenhower Park, starting at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 2. Each entrant will receive a commemorative premium golf shirt (men’s and women’s shirts, not unisex). The rewards will be given to:

  • the first man and the first woman in the general classification,
  • top three men and top three women in seventeen age groups from 14 and under to 90 and over
  • the first wheelchair finisher.

In addition, special awards will be given to the top three men and top three women in Law Enforcement and the top three men and top three women in Law Enforcement.

Proceeds from the run will allow David Lerner Associates and the Greater Long Island Running Club to continue their decades of giving to police families, and the first $1,000 of proceeds will again be donated to the Nassau Police Running Club and its scholarship fund. of studies.

“The David Lerner Associates Police Appreciation Run is an event we look forward to every year, and we are extremely 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 appreciation for their service and dedication to the well-being of our communities.”

In 2021, donations from the proceeds of the race were presented to Suffolk County Police Officer Eric Dorfman to help his family with the expenses of his 4-year-old daughter Kennedy’s liver transplant. . A check was presented to the families of Nassau County Police Officer Charles (“Chuck”) Vroom and Nassau County Police Officer Mark Kellerman, who both succumbed to COVID-19 last September . Also in 2021, a check went to Carrie Klipera, a brigadier assigned to the Nassau County Police 7th Precinct. Carrie and her family suffered a devastating house fire in July, and the money was intended to help them find temporary accommodation as well as top up the amount their insurance cover would provide.

You can register for the Race at Registration is only $35 through May 31, with a $5 discount for members of the Greater Long Island Running Club and a 50% discount for high school youth or younger. Race day registration is available at Eisenhower Park for $40. For more information, contact the Greater Long Island Running Club at (516) 349-7646.


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