Don Scott Memorial Run

Manhasset High School boys track at last year’s event.

The Don Scott Memorial Foundation invites all to participate in its eighth annual 5K Run to be held Sunday, Sept. 16. The race will start on Plandome Road at Mary Jane Davies Gazebo and finish on Nassau Avenue prior to Park Avenue. The race course is USATF certified.

Don Scott was a biology teacher, track coach, and a beloved leader at Manhasset High School for 42 years. On Nov. 4, 2010 he lost his three month battle with colon cancer. The Don Scott Memorial Foundation was founded to make a difference in the fight against colon cancer. The foundation is dedicated to reducing colon cancer instances throughout the community through increasing awareness and advocating preventative measures. The foundation also supports a student scholarship at Manhasset High School.

All participants will receive a specialized performance race shirt and enjoy music, food and drinks. There will be cash prizes for the top three overall finishers ($100, $50, $25) and medals for the top three finishers in age groups (male and female). Cost of registration is $30 online.

To register, visit the foundation’s website at or contact

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Elizabeth Johnson is former editor of Manhasset Press and Manhasset Press Magazine. Growing up in nearby Garden City and attending New York University, she is well-versed in the locale and knowledgeable about the beat she covers. Her community involvement is extensive and includes the Manhasset SCA, Kiwanis International, Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, St. Mary’s Church, and various civic and local charitable organizations. Curious by nature, her travels, community service, love of the arts as well as local sports give her the inside view to unique content. During her time at Anton, she has received several awards from the New York Press Association and the Press Club of LI, including the coveted "Best Community Newspaper" several years in a row.


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