|Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park|
Nearly 400 runners participated in 2015.
This 3.1-mile race remembers Eileen Dugan, a New York State Assemblymember who represented the local 52nd AD (Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Red Hook, Sunset Park, and Bay Ridge) from 1980 to 1996.
The race was announced by the The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy, St. Francis College, and Brooklyn Bridge Park (BBP).
"Her early leadership and advocacy to create a public park on the Brooklyn waterfront were instrumental in making Brooklyn Bridge Park a reality," says BBP.
In 1996, at the age of 51, Assemblywoman Dugan passed away from breast cancer..
"The Eileen C. Dugan run has really taken off since Brooklyn Bridge Park began hosting the event," said her brother, St. Francis College President Brendan J. Dugan. "It's the perfect fit, an example of everything my sister worked for and dreamed could be possible on the Brooklyn waterfront."
For its first 13 years, the Eileen C. Dugan Run was a tradition on the streets of Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill. This year's course will begin and end at Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. The run is limited to the first 500 entrants. All proceeds from the run will support the Conservancy's free cultural, recreational, and educational events.
18th Eileen C. Dugan Memorial 5K
When: Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 9:00 am
Where: Pier 6
Register: Purchase tickets at brooklynbridgepark.org/events/
$40 registration from March 1 – April 15; $50 registration on Race Day (if available)
Space is limited; register in advance
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