Tanger Outlets and the North Fork Breast Health Coalition are commemorating Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a “2020 5K Virtual Race” from Sunday, October 11, to Sunday, October 18. Participants have the entire week to complete their walk or run on the route, day and time that works for them. Although the format has changed in light of COVID-19, the annual NFBHC 5K fundraiser remains based at the Riverhead location of Tanger, sponsor of this event for the past two decades.
The registration fee to participate in the “TangerFIT Virtual 5K” is $25, plus a $2.50 sign-up fee. During the prior week, from October 3-10, registered walkers and runners can visit Shopper Services at Tanger I, Riverhead, to pick up a race packet that contains a race shirt, a mask and hand sanitizer. To register, go to https://www.northforkbreasthealth.org/events. Registration is open now and ends on October 10, 11:59 PM.
After walkers and runners complete their 5K, they should take the opportunity to log their individual results on the registration site. Top finishers in each category will be awarded a medal.
Founded in 1998 by Ann Cotton-DeGrasse and the late Antonio DeGrasse, the North Fork Breast Health Coalition is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that supports local breast-cancer patients with programs such as Helping Hand grants. For more information about services that the organization provides to breast-cancer patients and survivors who reside in the North Fork area, visit www.northforkbreasthealth.org.