Marathon Donations

The founders of the Hamptons Marathon, Amanda Moszkowski and Diane Weinberger, holding the check in back, got a big thank-you for their donation to Project Most at the John M. Marshall Elementary School Friday from Christina DeSanti, Beth Doyle, the school principal, East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell, Anita Wright, a parent, Rebecca Morgan Taylor of Project Most, and two kids who take part in the program.

Organizers of the Hamptons Marathon have been on the go this month, handing out $75,000 of their 2013 marathon and half-marathon proceeds to local nonprofits, including the after-school program Project MOST and Southampton Hospital.

Amanda Moszkowski and Diane Weinberger, founders of the marathon, presented $30,000 checks last week to both Project MOST and the hospital.

“This gift will enable the hard work of our program to continue and for the children of East Hampton to flourish,” Rebecca Morgan Taylor, Project MOST’s programming director, said in a release. The program offers after-school enrichment activities to elementary students at the John M. Marshall and Springs Schools, serving more than 275 children at the two schools combined.

The marathon has donated more than $350,000 to local charities since it began in 2007. This year, its organizers are planning the first Bridgehampton half-marathon for May 10. The Hamptons Marathon will be held this year on Sept. 27.