The tragic death of a young man who had a passion for running has sparked a new family friendly community event in his honor.
A news conference was held today to share details for the inaugural Noah Farrelly Run and Southside Field Day which will take place June 9th.
Last December, the Binghamton High School graduate was struck and killed by a van while out jogging on SUNY Stony Brook’s campus where he was a Freshman Cross Country Runner.
The event will be at MacArthur park and will include a 5K and 10K run, as well as other games and activities such as; kickball, a 3 point shooting contest and a cornhole tournament with a thousand dollar cash prize.
Noah’s mother Bridgette says that this is the perfect way to honor him.
“It’s a comfort and nobody would love this event more than Noah. He would have been organizing his own kickball and corn hole team. He would have been out there on the court for the 3 point contest, and he would have been in both the 5 and 10K. This is like his dream day.”
The event is raising money for The Noah Farrelly Memorial Fund which supports local charitable and educational projects.
For those who would like to register for the event or learn more, visit NoahFarrellyRun.org