41 st Monti Rotary “Monster Run Classic” Benefits Veterans on SC Patriots Day
The Monticello Rotary Club 41st Annual Monster Run Classic will be held on Sunday, August 4, 2019.  The proceeds from the 2019 Monster Classic race will benefit the Sullivan County Veterans Coalition and is an event run by Monticello Rotary as part of Sullivan County Patriots Day. 
Each year this community event draws hundreds of walkers, runners and spectators from all over New York State. This race is expected to draw another very large turnout for this year’s event.
The race consists of 5K and 10K running and 5K walk events for the whole family. This course proves to be challenging and is considered by many one of the best run/walk courses in the area. In addition, health, wellness and running related businesses will have information and free screenings on site during the event. Raffles, door prizes and an auction round out this family fun filled event. 
The major goal of Rotary is to serve the community.  The proceeds for this year’s race will help local veterans to meet needs of everyday living. According to Monticello Rotary Club President Lori Orestano-James, “Too many of our veterans need assistance with heating, food, transportation for medical serves, rent and mortgage assistance just to name a few.  They have given to our country through their service to our country.  Monticello Rotary is glad to sponsor this race to raise awareness and funds as a way of giving back to those who served and are currently serving.”   
Many veterans’ including numerous Wounded Warriors, have signed up to participate.  Their motto is, “Our Colors: Red, White & Blue Never Run……Except for the Monti Rotary Monster Run!”  They look forward to running/walking with those they served to protect.
So whether you choose run or walk any of the races, cheer on and be a supportive spectator, come out to show your patriotic support for the veterans, volunteer for the race needs, win some wonderful prizes or you are just attending to enjoy a beautiful Sunday morning in the Catskills, you will be sure to have a great time while supporting a great cause!
Registrations can be completed online prior to the event at https://raceroster.com/events/2019/23309/the-2019-monster-classic-5k-10k-road-races In addition, registration will be held at the Monster Race sight (East Broadway off of Richardson Avenue) on Saturday, August 3, 2019 from 10am-2pm as well as the morning of the race.  The awesome course may be viewed at https://youtu.be/lpL2UqFHvzM .  For further information about the race, please contact Orshii Boldiis via email at oboldiis@hotmail.com or call (845) 239-2107.