Running to Support Brooklyn’s greenways and waterfront

By Karen Young

power to serve logoPower to Serve employee volunteers teamed up to support the Brooklyn Greenway Half & 5K marathon, the only running event that showcases the beauty and diversity of Brooklyn’s waterfront neighborhoods from Greenpoint to Bay Ridge.

Runners who took part in the 4th annual event selected to run three miles to DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) or 13 miles to Greenpoint, starting from Red Hook.  National Grid’s team of runners joined 1,700 other athletes to enjoy the urban views along the historic East River waterfront in Brooklyn including the skylines of midtown and lower Manhattan, and the iconic Brooklyn, Manhattan and Williamsburg Bridges.  National Grid’s community assistance van was on hand to provide sunscreen and charging stations for marathon participants.

Power to Serve employee volunteers supporting the Brooklyn Greenway Half & 5K

Power to Serve employee volunteers supporting the Brooklyn Greenway Half & 5K

National Grid’s Site Investigation and Remediation (SIR) team was a marathon sponsor.  “We are committed to protecting and enhancing the environment in the communities we serve and partnering with local organizations that share our vision of stewardship,” said April Dubison SIR Community Representative.  “I appreciate the support of my colleagues for joining the run to help support Brooklyn’s great green space.”

The National Grid team included:  Cynthia Angulo, Pipeline Programs Manager;  Carolyn Azarcon, Corporate Accounting Analyst; Andy Barnes, NYJdx Community & Customer Manager; Brian Bermingham, SIR engineer; Sophia Boussalh, Budget & Forecasting Analyst; Don Campbell,  SIR Engineer; Paul Cantello, Stakeholder Engagement & Creative Services Director; Hau Chan, Budget & Forecasting Analyst; Jimmy Lee,  Budget & Forecasting Director; and Dmitry Silman, Employee Financial Services Manager.

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Runners enjoy the urban view along the historic East River waterfront in Brooklyn including the skylines of midtown and lower Manhattan.

The Brooklyn Greenway Half & 5K, supports the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative, a non-profit organization committed to the development, establishment and long term stewardship of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway — a 14-mile landscaped route for pedestrians, runners and cyclists connecting neighborhood parks and open spaces from Greenpoint to Bay Ridge.

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Runners passing by the Brooklyn Bridge

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