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Mangano Announces the First Annual 5k New Year’s Eve Dash


New Year’s Eve Dash

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced a 5k New Year’s Eve Dash to support the Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (LICADD). The Dash will take place in Eisenhower Park at midnight on New Year’s Eve. Participants will begin to arrive at 10:00 p.m.

The start line will feature lighting, sound, and video as the ball drops in Times Square. Participants will count down to the New Year and start the race with a Champagne toast, and sparkling juice for children and non-drinkers.

Upon crossing the finish line, participants will enter the New Year’s Eve Party, which will take place in a heated tent adjacent to the Nassau County Aquatic Center. The after race party will include a buffet, provided by the Main Event in Plainview, beer, provided by Michelob, non-alcoholic drinks and sodas (provided by Glaceau, Snapple and Vita Coco), as well as a DJ with music and dancing until 2:00 a.m. Runners will receive a commemorative long-sleeve t-shirt, custom racing bib, and New Year’s Eve party favors.

Fees for the First Annual New Year’s Eve Dash and party are as follows: $68 for Runners and Revelers, and $50 for Revelers only and Runners 12 and under.

To register please visit the website at: Advanced Registration closes on December 20 – Walk-Up registration may not be available. All participants will have access to the locker rooms in the Nassau County Aquatic Center.

LICADD’s mission is to address the addictive climate of our times by providing initial attention and referral services to individuals, families, and children, through intervention, education and professional guidance to overcome the ravages of alcohol and other drug-related problems. For more information about LICADD please visit their website at:

Nassau County has teamed up with LICADD to promote safe drinking and prevent drinking and driving. For any one member of a group of three or more participants who pledges to be the designated driver, a donation will be made on their behalf to LICADD. To sign the pledge, please visit the New Year’s Eve Dash website at: