Elizabeth was a bright student with a wonderful future. She excelled in whatever she set out to do. Her love for people, athletics and the arts were among her greatest attributes. She attended West Islip Schools, graduated Harvard University with honors and was in her final year at NYU Law School when, in September of 1998 her life suddenly came to an end. Elizabeth died from a disease know as Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM).
What is the Elizabeth T. McNamee Memorial Fund?
The Elizabeth T. McNamee Memorial Fund was established to raise funds for the awareness and education to our public and healthcare professionals and to provide support services to those affected by hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and their families. With the technology of today we are proud to be a part of getting this information to many families in need. This fund has also supported scholarship programs, community projects, childhood disease foundations and pediatric care facilities. We are proud of the work we have done to support these worthwhile causes.
Since Elizabeth’s death family and friends have organized an annual 5k run and fun run walk held each Mothers Day. Our event has many sponsors including Entenmanns Bakery, Bimbo Bakeries USA, Pepsi, Consumers Kitchen and Baths, and the L. I. Ducks, among others.
About This Activity
Our event is a part of the 2017 Grand Prix series. Points can be earned for this event. For the past 18 years our run has grown & is known in the running community as one of the largest spring races on the South Shore of Long Island. We have unique awards for diverse age groups such as Overall Male & Female Winners, Masters- Top Male & Female, Senior Masters- Top Male & Female and wheelchair divisions. This race is 3.1 miles professionally timed by Start To FinishCorp. using My Laps Disposable Chips. It is a fast, flat course with mile splits and with two (2) water stops. The race starts and finishes at West Islip High School.
The purpose for this event is to support Awareness and Research to our public and healthcare professionals and to provide support services to those affected by hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) the number one cause of sudden cardiac death in America's youth. We also support various community & scholarship programs
Race Day Registration
(Until 9:00am Sharp) $25 5K Run/Walk (T-shirts while supplies last) $15 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk (T-shirts while supplies last)
Pre-registration and post-registration numbers and timing tags can be picked up at West Islip High School on the day of the race from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Sharp.
1-Mile Fun Run/Walk Starts at 9:00 a.m. at the West Islip High School Track. Ribbons for all who participate.
5K Run The race starts at 9:30 a.m., rain or shine. NO NUMBERS ISSUED AFTER 9:00 A.M. SHARP.
Overall Top Male & Female Masters: Top Male & Female Senior Masters: Top Male & Female
Top Tree (3) in the following categories: 10 and under,11-13, 14-16, 17-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+; and wheelchair. LITF Grand Prix Series Points