Oct. 9, 2019. By Shane O’Brien
Around 600 people are expected to flood the streets of Greenpoint this Sunday for the 26th annual Get to the ‘Point! 5K Run.
The run begins at Driggs Avenue and Newel Street, and incorporates McCarren Park, Franklin Street, and Manhattan Avenue before ending at Humboldt Street and Driggs Avenue.
The event includes a children’s dash component, and an award ceremony for the top finishers in the 5K and dash. An overall male and female winner will receive an award, and the top three male and female finishers in a number of age group will receive trophies.
The top three boys and girls in the children’s dash from three age groups will receive medals.
The day begins with the children’s dashes at 10:30 a.m. with the 5K kicking off at 1 p.m.
Check in closes at 10 a.m. for the children’s dashes and 12:30 p.m. for the 5K.
The race is organized by the St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy, with all proceeds going to support the school.
Registration for the 5K costs $35 online, while registration for children’s dashes costs $20. However, children under 12 years of age who want to participate in both the dash and 5K can pay $30 for a package deal.
Participants can also register on race day for $45. The cost to register on the day for children’s dashes is $25, with kids competing in both the 5K and dashes paying $40.