A Walk/Run for Prospect Park 2012: Thank You!
Thank you for running and walking for Prospect Park!
On Saturday, November 3, more than 1,300 runners and over 600 walkers gathered for the 2012 Walk/Run for Prospect Park.
Prospect Park lovers gathered for the nine o’clock run, followed by the third Annual Walk for Prospect Park at ten. It was one of the first chilly mornings of fall and we were delighted to see so many people come out to support the Park. At the end of the walk/run, participants were greeted with cheers and bagels, as well as our sincere appreciation.
The damage to Prospect Park from Hurricane Sandy far exceeded what any storm had done to the Park in the 25 year history of the Prospect Park Alliance. Over 300 trees were knocked down or so badly damaged that they will be taken down for safety. There were over 100 hanging limbs and almost 1,000 large branches and limbs were down or damaged.
Thanks so much to everyone who came out – and everyone who supported our runners and walkers! A very special thanks to NYCRuns and the Prospect Park Track Club for their amazing work managing the first Run for Prospect Park. Additionally, we are grateful for the hard work of our volunteers and generosity of our supporters, New York Methodist Hospital, Penda Aiken, Inc., La Bagel Delight and Modell’s.
We’re still processing everything and still accepting contributions, but we know The Walk/Run for Prospect Park has raised more than $60,000 – a record! – to help Prospect Park recover from the storm. If you are interested in donating to assist with the recovery efforts from storm damage, it is not too late.
Want to support an individual walker or team? There is still time! We will not be announcing our top fundraisers until Monday, November 26, so you can still donate through their pages, or just make a general donation below.
Thanks to our Sponsors!
Thanks to them, and to all of you, for your amazing efforts on behalf of Prospect Park! We’ll be in touch soon about our Walk/Run for Prospect Park 2013.
Is your business interested in sponsoring next year’s A Walk/Run for Prospect Park? This event is a great opportunity to reach our members as well as the public. For more information about sponsorship opportunities for this event, as well as other Alliance events, contact Raine Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org or (718) 965-8945.
For more information about A Walk/Run for Prospect Park, contact Lindsay Bernier at email@example.com or call (718) 965-6992.
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