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Peconic Landing to Host 18th Annual John May Mile and 5K to Benefit the Greenport Fire Department

GREENPORT, N.Y., April 16, 2024 — Peconic Landing will host the 18th Annual John May Mile and 5K Race to benefit the Greenport Fire Department on Saturday, May 11. The family-friendly event features a barbecue lunch, raffles, and more.

The John May Mile and 5K fundraiser is open to runners and walkers of all ages and fitness abilities, offering both a relaxed mile-long walk and a more challenging 3.1-mile run. Registration and stretching begin at 8:00 a.m. at Brecknock Hall with the race and walk to start at 9 a.m. Runners and walkers may register at

Since inception in 2005, the annual John May Mile and 5K has raised more than $349,000 to support the local first responders. The most recent event in 2023 contributed a total of $23,570, helping to purchase and maintain rescue equipment vital to keeping fire department volunteers safe during response efforts.

“Greenport firefighters, EMTs, and paramedics have never been busier responding to 911 calls, and especially those reporting a medical emergency,” said firefighter and EMT Jordan Arnold in a statement made prior to the event. “Every donation of any size directly supports our mission, and we truly appreciate the help that comes from our community’s participation in the John May Mile.”

Following the race will be an awards ceremony at 10:30 a.m. on the back lawn of Brecknock Hall. As part of this ceremony, Peconic Landing will present The Older American’s Champion Award to George Hubbard, the former Mayor of Greenport Village. The annual award honors local individuals or organizations for their years of service and continued dedication to older Americans, acknowledging the contributions they make to improve the lives of older adults on the East End of Long Island.

 “Over the course of his tenure as Mayor and throughout his 16 years on the Village Board, Mayor Hubbard has played an enormous role in supporting the older adults here at Peconic Landing and in the greater community,” said Robert J. Syron, President and CEO of Peconic Landing. “With over 45 years of service to the Greenport Fire Department, he has undoubtedly touched many lives and left a mark on our community. We thank you Mayor Hubbard for your unwavering dedication to Greenport and to the older adults that call this special village home.”

To register as a runner or vendor, please visit

Times/Review Media Group has signed on as Media Sponsor for the event. Those interested in sponsoring the event or donating a raffle prize are asked to contact All proceeds benefit the Greenport Fire Department. We appreciate your support!

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