We hope you and your families are well and dealing with the Coronavirus (COVID19) as best as you can. 

With the current predictions of closings and with an abundance of caution and the uncertainty that is yet to  come, we will be cancelling our Hope Runs Here 5K on Sat. September 12, 2020.   

Please stay safe and healthy.



Bonnie Levine passed away at the young age of 36 after a courageous battle with breast cancer.  She is survived by her husband, two sons, Andrew and Sean Levine, and countless family and friends.  Over the years her family has participated in breast cancer awareness and fundraising initiatives.  Join Bonnie’s Buddies 9th year raising funds to fight breast cancer on Long Island.

DATE & TIME Saturday, September 12, 2020

Race starts promptly at 8:30 a.m.

LOCATION: Theodore Roosevelt Park, Oyster Bay, NY


ABOUT THE RAPHAELSON & LEVINE HOPE RUNS HERE 5K IN MEMORY OF BONNIE LEVINE This run/walk is a competitive race with an uplifting atmosphere which draws participants from the tri-state area. The event starts and finishes at the Theodore Roosevelt Park in Oyster Bay, New York. You will enjoy a scenic course and post-race party and beverages, high quality technical shirts, and great award medals.

ENTRY FEES $25 Pre-Registration Fee  *Online Registration closes at 11 p.m. on Wednesday, September 9, 2020* $30 Day-of-Race – 6:45 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.

*You can register in person at packet  pick up for $25 or day of race for $30. See below:

Packet Pick-up – Locations to be determined.

Day-of Race, Saturday, September 12th – Please arrive by 6:45 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. (race starts promptly at 8:30 a.m.)

THE COURSE: This event is USA Track & Field certified and is part of the Long Island Running Series and the USATF GrandPrix Series.

MAIL-IN FORMS Click the link to download form. Coming soon!

DIRECTIONS: coming soon


Jogging Strollers are permitted.  NO DOGS ALLOWED please.


• Top Male (Overall)
• Top Female (Overall)
• Top Male & Top Female Masters Division
• Top Overall Wheelchair Division
• Cancer Survivor (other than Breast Cancer) (Top 3 Male, Top 3 Female)
• Breast Cancer Survivors (Top 3 Male, Top 3 Female Overall)

• Top Three Males & Three Females in the following age groups: 9 and Under, 10-12, 13-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29; 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90+ • ALL Cancer survivors to be recognized

• High-quality technical, commemorative shirts
• Post-race refreshments
Great post-race raffles (Must be present to win)


EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT RACE ANNOUNCER – Terry Bisogno, “the Voice of Long Island running and racing” will bring you across the finish line.

TIMING & SCORING Brendan Barrett  and the  SRC Timing/Just Finish Systems team will provide computerized timing & scoring using the RFID Timing System with disposable chip attached to your bib number. Results will be online at JustFinish.Net within 24 hours after the run.

EVENT PHOTOS BY LIRP LONG ISLAND RUNNING PHOTOS Runners get FREE action race photos which will be posted on the LIRP Facebook page, Long Island Running Photos. Go the LIRP’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pg/LIRP-Long-Island-Running-Photos-1034129730009875/photos/?tab=albums), download your free photos and share with family and friends! Ask LIRP photographer, Ed to take any pre or post event photos.


Event Registration