19th Eileen C. Dugan Memorial 5K

The 19th Eileen C. Dugan Memorial 5K on Saturday, April 8, 2017, is a scenic 5K route spanning Brooklyn Bridge Park with views of the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges, Manhattan skyline, and NYC harbor.

19th Eileen C. Dugan Memorial 5K

Brooklyn Bridge Park | PIER 6 | Brooklyn Heights

The 19th Eileen C. Dugan Memorial 5K, held on Saturday, April 8, 2017, is a scenic 5K route (3.1 miles) spanning Brooklyn Bridge Park with breathtaking views of the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges, Manhattan skyline, and NYC harbor.

The Eileen C. Dugan Memorial 5K is limited to the first 500 entrants and all participants receive a Dugan 5K t-shirt. Pets and strollers are not permitted on the course.

The race is presented by Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy in partnership with St. Francis College and the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation. All proceeds from the run will support Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy’s cultural, recreational, and educational events.

There will be post run refreshments and the award ceremony at 10:00am. Medals will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers.

REGISTRATION TIMES AND RATES
Early Bird Special through February 28: $35
March 1 - April 7: $40

*Registration will be available on day of race, from 7:30 am - 8:30 am if the event has not reached capacity.

 

Eileen C. Dugan's Obituary in the New York Times chronicled her devotion to the Brooklyn districts she cared so much about:

Eileen C. Dugan, a Brooklyn Democrat who was elected to her ninth term in the New York State Assembly only on Tuesday, died yesterday at Beth Israel Medical Center. Ms. Dugan, who lived in Carroll Gardens, was 51.

The cause was breast cancer, according to her family.

Gov. George E. Pataki, who served in the Assembly with Ms. Dugan, ordered state flags to be flown at half-staff in her memory.

Since 1991, Ms. Dugan, one of the principal political tacticians in the Assembly, had served as the chairwoman of the Democratic Assembly Campaign Committee, a major fund-raising and strategy-making arm of the party. This year, despite a determined Republican effort, Democrats won an additional seat in the Assembly and will hold 96 of its 150 seats when the new session begins in January.

Ms. Dugan, who won her most recent election with 70 percent of the vote as the candidate of the Democratic and Liberal parties, represented the 52d District, which includes not only Carroll Gardens, but also Bay Ridge, Cobble Hill, Red Hook, Sunset Park, Brooklyn Heights and Boerum Hill.

The district includes much of the Brooklyn waterfront in Red Hook, an area Ms. Dugan was dedicated to revitalizing through the establishment of open space and park land and the introduction of new business. She sponsored legislation that committed funds for studies to accomplish these ends.

At the time of her death, Ms. Dugan was chairwoman of the Assembly's Committee on Economic Development, Job Creation and Industry and a member of the Governmental Employees Committee, the Labor Committee, the Rules Committee and the Ways and Means Committee.