Parks Corner

2020 Virtual Summer Run Series

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is pleased to announce they will be hosting the 2020 Summer Run Series virtually.

The race series is sponsored by Newsday, Natural Heritage Trust, 106.1 WBLI, 102.3 WBAB, Super Runners Shop, Bethpage Federal Credit Union, Dole, Boening Brothers, Performax and Wildplay Elements Park.

This four-week series will begin on Monday, July 13th, and run until Sunday, August 9th, 2020. Participation in the virtual Summer Run Series will be limited to 5,000 runners. The cost of the series is $20 plus a registration fee. To register, please visit

Every runner who completes and uploads a 5K or more will be entered in the raffle to win one of 40 entries to the 2021 Summer Run Series. The runners who complete and log at least a 5K all four weeks will be entered for a chance to win a four pack of tickets to the VIP Chalet at the 2021 Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach.

Additional prizes from our sponsors Newsday, WBAB/WBLI, Bethpage Federal Credit Union, Performax, Super Runners Shop and Boening Brothers will be raffled off to all registered runners. The raffles will take place after the completed week on Monday at 3:00PM on Facebook Live.

Each week will have a different theme and runners are encouraged to upload photos each week. Themes include Hero/ Essential Workers, Favorite Mask/Buff, Retro Summer Run and Patriotic/ Red, White and Blue.

All registered runners will receive a swag bag, which includes a limited-edition medal, at the end of the series. Runners will be able to pick up their swag bags at a date to be announced in August.

For more information and participation guidelines, please call the Long Island State Park Region Recreation Department at (631) 321-3510 weekdays from 9:00AM to 5:00PM.

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