MEC 5K Raises Over $25,000 for
Over 500 people registered for the inaugural MEC 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, August 19, raising over $25,000 for student scholarships.
At about 10 a.m. the runners took off from the College’s flagship building at 1650 Bedford Avenue. They ranged from elementary school students to senior citizens. MEC students were among the top runners on Saturday. A list of timed finishers can be found here.
Following the race, the runners (and the walkers) gathered in the Amphitheater for a Hot-97 after-party with food and music. Afterwards, race participants visited several local shelters to share food and beverages that had been donated to the event.
“The day could not have been more perfect,” said Tara Tomlinson, MEC’s Director of Development and Alumni Relations. “We had sunshine, enthusiasm, energy and a real sense of community. As President Crew said in his comments, the future will bring many more of these health-related events.”
The race attracted a long list of sponsors. The College is grateful for their continued support. The sponsors were: MCU; Metro Plus; Wendy’s; U.S.Army; Community Council for MEC; Conrad’s Bakery Golden Krust; Interfaith Medical Center; Dunkin’ Donuts; Hot 97; Palmer’s Cocoa Butter; Subway; Pizza Hut; Tower Isles; Fairway; Kind; 7-Eleven; NYC Police 71st Precinct; BJ’s; Humana; New York State Police; Essentia; Nestle Waters.