The Hamptons Marathon gave away all $40,000 in proceeds from its September race in a ceremony at Springs School Monday afternoon. Twenty thousand dollars went to the after-school program Project MOST and $20,000 went to Southampton Hospital.
Both organizations were marathon partners this year, said Diane Weinberger, race director and co-founder of the two-year-old marathon. Southampton Hospital donated medical services to the marathon and Project Most provided volunteers, Ms. Weinberger said. Amanda Moszkowski is the other co-founder. Both women are based in New York.
“The money was raised through registration fees,” Ms. Weinberger said. Fees were $65 for the 13.1-mile half-marathon and $85 for the full 26.2-mile marathon. About 1,800 runners signed up for them 1,200 crossed the finish line. It rained the day of the marathon.
The Springs School was the location of the start and finish of the race.
“On behalf of the children and working parents of the community, we are very grateful to Diane Weinberger and Amanda Moskowski for donating the proceeds of the Hamptons Marathon to Project MOST. Project MOST is dedicated to making critical after school resources accessible and affordable for all children in the community,” said Tim Bryden, executive director of Project MOST, an acronym for “Making the Most of Out of School Time.”
“The cut of 67 percent of funding by the Town of East Hampton comes at a very critical time for Project MOST,” he said. “The Hamptons Marathon donation becomes an even more invaluable source of hope and help to our low-income families and helps Project MOST navigate these difficult times for not-for-profit organizations.”
Project MOST serves all students but among them are children from low-income families.
“We are most appreciative to the organizers of the Hamptons Marathon,” aid Robert S. Chaloner, president and CEO of Southampton Hospital, “for selecting Southampton Hospital as a beneficiary of this year’s event and we would like to thank hospital staff who volunteered to provide clinical support. We are also grateful to the many runners who braved the pouring rain to participate in the marathon—they were awesome.”