Annual Greenpoint 5K cancelled
by Benjamin Fang
Oct 11, 2017 | 407 views | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend | print
An annual 5K race to raise money for athletics programs at St. Stan’s in Greenpoint was cancelled this year.

Frank Carbone, representing the organizing committee for the “Get to the ‘Point!” 5K run, posted on the event’s website that it would have been scheduled for October 8. However, the committee decided to cancel the run.

“The decision to ultimately cancel this year’s event was a difficult one and unfortunately was caused by a variety of unforeseen circumstances that were beyond our control,” Carbone wrote. “We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience that this may have caused with your racing plans for this season.

“While we indeed tried to make every effort and exhausted every option to produce our great event, we felt that the best course of action would be to postpone the race for 2017,” he added. “We fully intend to be back better than ever in 2018, with some exciting new features added to the day’s events for both the children and the adults.”

The 5K, which began in 1992, will celebrate its 25th anniversary next year. Carbone asked runners to “stay tuned” for their “Save the Date” announcement shared via email and social media platforms early next year.

Last year, more than 200 racers registered to compete.
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