The first Northwell Health Great South Bay Run that was held on Oct. 1 raised $1,689 for a group focused on delivering health care and health education to the hamlets of Bay Shore, Brentwood and Central Islip.
More than 700 people participated in the half marathon, 10K, 5K and 1K fun run for kids.
This was actually the 31st annual day of races in Bay Shore, though the event was long called the Entenmann’s Great South Bay Run.
The money goes toward Southside Hospital’s Community Outreach and Health Education Council, which includes members of the hospital as well as local community groups, faith organizations and schools, Northwell officials said.
The group, which was created last year, creates and manages events such as free health care screenings and medical career days in those Islip Town communities.
“The COHEC group has been doing such amazing work to reach out into these communities to help ensure everyone is able to make good healthcare decisions for themselves and their families,” said Donna Moravick, Southside Hospital’s executive director.
“We appreciate the funds the run raised for this group, which will help further its mission and reach.”
The next race is all set for Sept. 23, officials said.