The once immensely popular summer 5K in Bellport Village is coming back.
The nonprofit Bellport Village Program Fund announced last week that they’re reviving the race, formerly known as the Clipper Classic.
The newly christened Bellport Bay 5K happens Sunday, July 12, 2020.
“For years, this road race was a central event in Bellport’s summer, and we are pleased to see that the Bellport Village Program Fund is bringing it back as the Bellport Bay 5K,” said Bellport Mayor Ray Fell.
There will also be a 1-mile Fun Run for kids of all ages.
All proceeds from race registrations and tax-deductible sponsorships, after race-related expenses, will go to benefit the Program Fund, which helps village activities and infrastructure projects with volunteer and financial support.
“By bringing back this race as the Bellport Bay 5K we not only will be putting on a great race for everyone who loves to run, but we also will raise money for our ongoing and new projects in and around Bellport,” said the nonprofit’s chairman, Michael Foster.
”Our goal is to continue the long tradition established by the Clipper Classic and make this race an annual event on Bellport’s summer calendar.”
Founded in 2011, the Bellport Village Program Fund’s projects include the ongoing spraying for mosquito and green fly abatement, as well as beautifying the capital assets of Bellport Village, such as the Community Center Bowling Alley, the Marina, Ho Hum and Mothers’ Beach, Osborne Park, and the Bellport Country Club, according to the group.