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Sustainable South Bronx gears up for 5th annual Hunts Point Hustle

Bronx Times

Everybody do the Hunts Point Hustle.

Sustainable South Bronx is gearing up for the annual 5k run and walk on Saturday, Oct. 13 to celebrate Hunts Point parks.

The Hustle brings the community together for a fun, fitness focused event and helps to spread the word about healthy living.

“This event aims to be a celebration of the South Bronx Greenway,” Michael Brotchner, Sustainable South Bronx’s executive director. “When it’s completed, the Greenway will include parks, bike and pedestrian paths, and entirely new waterfront spaces for south Bronx residents to enjoy. The Hustle will enable those who run or walk the race – and everyone who attends the celebration afterwards – to see how much the Greenway has progressed and how much there is to enjoy.”

The race will begin at Hunts Point Riverside Park at 10 a.m. and run through the South Bronx Greenway, ending in Barretto Point Park.

New this year, will be a first-place award to both a male and female runner. Each will receive two JetBlue travel certificates.

Prizes will also be given to first place male and female runners in each 10-year age group, as well as travel certificates to raffle winners.

Immediately following the race, a celebration will be held in Barreto Point Park from 1 to 4 p.m., featuring live music, food, zumba dancing, yoga, children’s activities, healthy-living giveaways, and a special performance by Latin jazz percussionist and Grammy nominee Bobby Sanabria.

Guest of Honor New York State Assemblyman Marcos Crespo will announce the race’s winners at 1 p.m. in Barretto Point Park.

Proceeds from the race help fund the organization’s green collar job training program, BEST Academy, as well as other community greening initiatives, including work to promote the development of the south Bronx Greenway.

Registration for the race and information on starting a fund raising team can be found at www.ssbx.org.

Those without Internet access can register by sending their name, address, telephone number, T-shirt size and $5 entry fee to SSBx at 1231 Lafayette Avenue, 4th Floor, Bronx, NY 10474.

Kirsten Sanchez can be reach via e-mail at ksanchez@cnglocal.com or by phone at (718) 742-3394

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