MAYke a Run for it

It’s officially time to get out of hibernation, get up and get moving! Brooklyn has a bunch of great races all year round, but we’ve rounded up some of the best ones taking place next month. Ready… set… GO!

 

cambaThe Healthy Way or the Highway
If you need more incentive to hit the ground running, CAMBA’s Healthy Way 5k & 10k is for a great cause. This annual run/walk in Prospect Park is to raise funds to support the non-profit agency’s life-changing services for 45,000 New Yorkers in need. Participants can choose from a 5km run/walk or 10k run and receive a t-shirt and race day snacks!
Sunday, May 1. $30

 

dimeIn the St. Nick of Dime
Feel like taking a super speedy tour around some of the hippest Brooklyn streets? The Dime McCarren 5k race in Greenpoint and Williamsburg is a cool race that gets more and more popular each year! Awards will go to the first 3 male and female runners to the finish line and the top 3 finishers in each ten-year age group. Proceeds go to St. Nicks Alliance, a North Brooklyn nonprofit that seeks to transform lives through employment, education, housing and health care.
Saturday, May 7. $40

 

PTA-runRunning and Kidding Around
We all want the best education for our kids, and guess what? There’s a race for that! For the 9th year running the PTA 5km walk/stroll/run in Prospect Park will see hundreds of parents, teachers and students come together and raise funds to provide additional support for schools in need. Last year over 60 Brooklyn public schools participated and raised over $20,000. It’s a fantastic day for relationship building and for the community to work together on critical issues facing our public schools.
Saturday, May 7. $20.

 

sciA Race to Remember
Set on the rolling hills of Prospect Park, the third annual Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Awareness 5K will raise your heart rate but most importantly, funds! The run is a community effort by five of NYC’s leading SCI nonprofits who aim to maximize independence and the quality of life for people with SCI injuries, and their families. Traumatic spinal cord injuries occur approximately 30 times a day across the US and this is a great initiative to bring awareness to spinal cord injury and paralysis. Bagels, fresh fruit and spreads will be on hand for post-race refueling.
Sunday, May 22. $25

What to do on Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving can easily turn into Thanks-taking away of time for Americans in retail and hospitality so we applaud companies such as REI who have decided to opt out of Thanksgiving and Black Friday trading. It still begs the question, what to do for family fun festivities on this holiday?

These are our top picks.

 

Cooked, sealed, delivered

151117 - volunteerAs the New York City metropolitan area’s leading provider of nutritious, individually-tailored meals to people who are too sick to shop or cook for themselves, God’s Love We Deliver are looking for angels here in the city to donate their time year-round.

The ingredients of dedicated staff and committed cohort of 8,000 volunteers annually create a recipe that reaches all 5 boroughs, Hudson County and Newark. In this case, too many volunteers don’t spoil the broth as God’s Love We Deliver is a non-sectarian nonprofit, delivery meals to the ill and their families within 24 to 48 hours of their first phone call, regardless of financial circumstance.

Your support to prepare and deliver meals during Thanksgiving will allow the clients of God’s Love We Deliver to not only have a holiday feast, but also the opportunity to feel a sense of pride as some host dinners for family and guests.

You can also support their work by sponsoring a holiday meal for $10 and joining them in “Celebrate With a Plate.”

 

Turk-up for what?

151117 - turkeyThe Prospect Park Track Club’s Turkey Trot takes place on Thursday November 26th from 9am to 11am.

Don’t get caught in a holidazey food coma. Jumpstart your metabolism in one of Brooklyn’s most popular 5 mile races.

There’s no need to pie foul as winners are rewarded! Top three finishers will receive one the Prospect Park Track Club’s famous holiday pies.

Participation is $30 and advance registration is required.

 

You get what Jewish for

151117 - jewishThe kids can still have an educational good time on Thanksgiving day! Families from all walks of life can be immersed in the interactive displays of the Jewish Children’s Museum and learn about Jewish history, biblical teachings and the land of Israel.

On Thanksgiving Thursday, general admission will also give you the opportunity to test your art smarts by participating in the Jewish-themed crafts room. Also on offer is the Olive Oil Workshop where guests can pick, press, pour, and explore the art of olive oil making in a fun and collaborative workshop.

General Admission to the Jewish Children’s Museum is $13 for adults and kids while seniors are $10. The museum will be open from 10am to 5pm on Thanksgiving day.