After the success of , the organizers just plan to keep the momentum going.
“We really anticipate a larger crowd and just build upon the success from last year,” said Lisa King, Sleepy Hollow teacher who organizes the event with Karen Doyle.
The 5K, which begins with a kids run and also has the option of 1-mile walk, begins and ends at the and raises money for charities and scholarships in honor of a woman people call “legendary.”
A loving mother of three, Birrittella's support and sheer kindheartedness helped shape the tight-knit Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow areas. Birrittella died of cancer on Aug. 14, 2010.
An active real estate broker, Birrittella was a big supporter of Sleepy Hollow athletics as well as walker who enjoyed her long strolls through the Crest neighborhood.
“The money raised will be donated to charities and award a Sleepy Hollow High School senior a scholarship in Robin's name,” said King.
The event is held on Saturday, September 8 and begins at the Crest Pool on 70 Midland Avenue in Tarrytown with a free Fun Run for kids at 8:30 a.m. The 5K begins at 9 a.m. (along with the option for walkers to do a 1-mile route) and costs $35 to register in advance or $40 that day. The first 100 participants will get a t-shirt. Medals go to the top 3 winners in each age group.
For more information contact Lisa King, firstname.lastname@example.org or 914-366-5824.
Visit the website robinbmemorial.com for more information on specifics on that day's timeline, address for mailing payments, time and place for advance picking up of numbers and goodie bags, kids race and more.