About 11,000 participants from more than 200 area companies will participate in this year’s Marcum event, a 3.5-mile run/walk at Jones Beach State Park, hoping to raise money for the Long Island Children’s Museum, the Children’s Medical Fund of New York and Long Island Cares — The Harry Chapin Food Bank, charities chosen by Marcum, and maybe win one of the many awards given out.
This year’s Marcum Workplace Challenge starts at 7 p.m. July 29 at Jones Beach State Park at the Nikon Theatre, Field 5.
It will be the largest ever, with an expected 13,000 spectators in addition to the thousands of runners, walkers and team members participating, said Jeff Bloch, event manager for the Workplace Challenge. At 11 a.m., companies will begin setting up their tents. For the second year, Marcum will have a special VIP tent for all the sponsors, beneficiaries and team captains.