The Lakehouse restaurant is getting set to host its second annual Run for the Shamrocks 5K to help raise money to offset tuition costs for families in need looking to send their kids to St. Patrick School.
The race started last year to help deserving families in need of tuition assistance, and the organization is led by the LakeHouse’s Eileen Connors, whose husband and chef, Matt, went to St. Patrick’s,
“It is important to me,” she said. “I am 1 of 10 children. I grew up out east and can honestly say that without the support of that community and school, I would not have had the opportunities that I did.”
Matt runs marathons and Eileen runs half marathons.
The Connors’ children also go to St. Patrick School, she said.
“The running community is such a supportive and fun one,” she said. “I am so happy that we are able to bring both things together to give back to families in our community.”
what to know
This run starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 10, at St. Patrick School. It winds through beautiful downtown Bay Shore and finishes back at the school — located at 9 Clinton Avenue.
Signups start at 7:30 a.m. It’s $25 to race, though the price jumps to $30 at midnight March 1. It’s $20 for kids under 12. The first 300 entries are guaranteed a race day shirt.
Awards will be given for top qualifiers.
You will receive further instructions upon signing up.
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