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SSG Michael Ollis 5K Run
June 10 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
New Dorp Lane hosts the second annual SSG Michael Ollis 5k Run/Walk & Street Festival from 8:00am – 12:00pm. We will be out on New Dorp Lane serving our community as well as having a team participating in the race. At 12:30pm, following the Run we’ll have a special Veterans Service.
From The SSG Michael Ollis Freedom Foundation:
The second annual Staff Sergeant Michael Ollis Memorial 5K Run/2-mile Walk & Festival will take place on Sunday, June 10 from 8:30 a.m. to noon.
The race is named after the 24-year-old U.S. Army veteran who was killed in Afghanistan on Aug. 28, 2013 while shielding a wounded Polish soldier from an insurgent’s suicide vest. The race is also designed to raise funds for veterans through the SSG Michael Ollis Freedom Foundation.
A $30 early-bird registration is now open for all participants who sign up before May 1. The fee increases to $35 after that is $40 after on race day. All participants who register prior to May 10 will receive a shirt.
Participants can sign up for the run/walk, sign up to volunteer, and/or submit donations at runsignup.com/Race/NY/StatenIsland/Ollis
The race route and run-of-show will be virtually the same as last year. The event program will begin at 8:30 AM on Sunday, June 10th, at New Dorp Lane and New Dorp Plaza South…with the race kicking off at 9:00 AM and a street festival featuring live music, food, entertainment, children’s activities including a special Kid’s Race, and various vendors/merchants to follow (10AM – 12PM). The route for the 5K will entail a loop around the Staten Island Railway (SIR) between Ross Avenue and Jefferson Avenue, with an abridged 2-mile route for walkers. After the race, an awards ceremony and street festival will take place on New Dorp Lane between New Dorp Plaza and 10th Street.