Monday, March 26, 2012

Eileen Dugan Memorial Run Taking Place in Brooklyn Bridge Park for First Time

Eileen Dugan
The 14th Eileen C. Dugan Memorial 5K Fun Run -- a long-time Carroll Gardens tradition -- makes its debut on the Brooklyn waterfront this Saturday, March 31 at 9:00 a.m.

The 200 slots are already filled and registration is closed.

Regina Myer, President of Brooklyn Bridge Park, said, “Assemblywoman Ellen Dugan advocated for Brooklyn Bridge Park tirelessly and honoring her memory here at the park is a wonderful tribute.”

Eileen Dugan was a New York State Assemblymember from 1980 to 1996. She represented the local 52nd AD for nine terms. In 1996, Eileen passed away from breast cancer at the age of 51.

“Bringing this event to the Brooklyn waterfront is the realization of my sister Eileen’s dream,” said St. Francis College President Brendan J. Dugan. The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy, St. Francis College, and Brooklyn Bridge Park are hosting the race.

For 13 years, the 3.1-mile Eileen Dugan Run took place on the streets of Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill. The inaugural run in Brooklyn Bridge Park will start and finish in the Empire Fulton Ferry section and will loop along the harbor from the Manhattan Bridge to Atlantic Avenue.

All proceeds from the run will benefit the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy’s free events and activities in the park.

Nancy Webster, Executive Director of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy, invites everyone to "stick around after the race and enjoy our 7th Annual Spring Fling."

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2 comments:

Chicken Underwear said...

I ran that race this morning. In searching for the results I found this.

Till now I had no idea who Eileen Dugan was.

Thank you

mcbrooklyn said...

You're welcome. Here's her obit (but it doesn't really capture how popular she was.) http://www.nytimes.com/1996/11/09/nyregion/eileen-c-dugan-51-state-assemblywoman.html

We missed the race -- how'd you do? We did go to the Spring Fling (in the rain) afterward.