It is official: possible mayoral candidate Marty Golden has decided to make the run — for charity, that is.
The state senator from Bay Ridge — who is flirting with a run for mayor — will be on hand for the May 20 “5K Run for Fun,” sponsored by the Brooklyn Road Runners Club and Harbor Fitness.
The 3.1-mile jaunt benefits the New York Fire Department, honors some fallen heroes and helps those flabby winter waistlines.
Most important, of course, are the heroes: William Lake, from Bay Ridge’s Rescue 2, and Jimmy Riches, from Ladder 114 at 5209 Fifth Ave. Both were killed on 9-11 — and both were long-time members of the Bay Ridge fitness club. Organizers feel the run is one way they can give back.
“It costs $15 to run, and all the proceeds go to the charity,” said Chris Ganim, who works at Harbor Fitness and is organizing the event. “It is a real good time and a real good cause and everyone is welcome; people even bring their strollers and walkers.”
Of course, as with his run for mayor, it’s unclear whether Golden is up to the full challenge.
“Marty uses a bullhorn to start the race,” Ganim said. “But I don’t think he will be doing any running.” — Lysiak
The run starts at 10:30 am at Harbor Fitness (9215 Fourth Ave.) and proceeds down Fourth Avenue to 101st Street, then heads north on the Shore Road Bike Path before turning back around at 79th Street for the homestretch. The finish line waits under the Verrazano Bridge. Call (718) 238-9400 for information.
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