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Posted on: September 1, 2020

Sixth Annual “Run the Farm Four Mile Challenge” to Benefit Bethel Hobbs Community Farm

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Virtual event will be held Saturday, September 5 through Sunday, September 13

Farmingville, NY - Brookhaven Town Councilman Kevin LaValle, has announced that he will co-sponsor the Sixth Annual “Run the Farm Four Mile Challenge” with County Legislator Tom Muratore and Friends of Hobbs Farm. Due to COVID-19, the event will be held “virtually” from Saturday, September 5 through Sunday, September 13. Participants are invited to lace up their sneakers and traverse the four-mile course that includes a fast start on roughly two miles of flat terrain leading to a mile of rolling hills and two mildly challenging ascents before concluding at the historic grounds of Bethel Hobbs Community Farm in Centereach. The first 300 participants will receive a 4M Run the Farm buff and be entered in a special raffle. To register, please visit our registration website. Proceeds will go towards repairing the Hobbs Community Farm barn that is critical to the farm’s functions. Even if you don’t run, you can make a donation for any amount and be entered in the raffle to win a special prize. This year’s event is sponsored by Shop Rite of Selden, owned and operated by the Gallagher family and Middle Country Automotive (MCA) of Selden and MCA II of Centereach.

Councilman LaValle said, “Hobbs Community Farm plays such an important role in the community and they rely on this annual event to continue their good work. I am proud to once again join Legislator Muratore to help make this year’s virtual ‘Run the Farm Four Mile Challenge’ a success and I thank the runners and our sponsors for their support.”

“Virtual” Run the Farm Four Mile Challenge... How To:

  1. Run/walk whenever and wherever you’d like.
  2. Starting on the event date, go to the Elite Feats results site - click on this event.
  3. Search for your name - click UPDATE.
  4. Enter your time.
  5. OPTIONAL upload up to five photos!

 EARLY REGISTRANTS (before 9/4) can start posting times 9/5 - 9/13
 LATE REGISTRANTS (after 9/4) allow up to 24 hours to post times
 BIB MAILING begins 8/31. Allow 3-5 business days to receive. You don’t need the bib to run/walk, it’s a keepsake.

 All proceeds from the Sixth Annual “Run the Farm 4 Mile Challenge” will benefit Bethel Hobbs Community Farm, whose mission is devoted to providing fresh, wholesome produce to local food pantries and other programs in the community. The farm is also an educational place for local businesses, schools and other organizations to volunteer and to improve the quality of life in our community. For more information, please call Councilman Kevin LaValle’s office at 631-451-6647, email klavalle@brookhavenny.gov or visit our event website.

Division of Public Information * Office of the Supervisor
One Independence Hill • Farmingville • NY 11738

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