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The highly popular GET TO THE 'POINT! - 5K RUN is back again in 2008 !!! Runners from all over the metropolitan area will be hitting the streets of Greenpoint to compete in the 16th annual edition of this great race on Sunday, October 12th, 2008. The event, produced by the St. Stan's Athletic League, has established itself as one of the premier family activities held in Greenpoint each year. GET TO THE 'POINT! features three main events - the preliminary children's dashes (from ages 2 to 12), the 5K (3.1 mile) run / walk around Greenpoint, followed by a gala post-race party (complete with awards, entertainment and refreshments for all entrants).

Joining the 5K Run team again this year as its Title Sponsor will be Balis Zamora Realty Services. Balis Zamora Realty Services is a full service property sales and apartment rental company, located in the heart of Greenpoint. Frank P. Carbone, GET TO THE 'POINT!'s Chairman exclaims, “We are extremely proud to be the driving force behind the creation and development of this wonderful community event over the past 16 years and are pleased to have Balis Zamora Realty Services as our 2008 Title Sponsor. Keith Balis’ and Wes Zamora’s outstanding level of support and generosity has played a major role in allowing us to produce an event of this size for the entire area to enjoy !"

The event, which has increased in popularity each year, expects to attract over 600 runners and volunteers from around the entire metropolitan area. Added managing partner Wes Zamora, "Balis Zamora is very excited to be a part of the 5K Run team in a big way - I have participated in the race for the past few years and there's no question that GET TO THE ‘POINT! provides a great opportunity for everyone to enjoy a fun-filled day and helps showcase Greenpoint for all to see !"

The early entry fee is only $15 for the 5K Run and $10 for the children's dashes and includes a race t-shirt and admission to the huge post-race party. Applications are now available in many locations throughout Greenpoint, but the easiest way is to register on-line via their website at or stop by and pick one up at the St. Stanislaus Kostka Rectory at 607 Humboldt Street or at the offices of Balis Zamora on 122 Nassau Avenue. For more information or to volunteer on Sunday, October 12th, contact Frank P. Carbone directly at (718) 963-2569.

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