In support of Friends of Karen, an organization that helps children in the tri-state area diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses, two men will attempt to run 125 miles on the treadmills at Energy Fitness in St. James.
The duo will attempt the run on Dec. 15, from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The feat will be attempted by Dan Turturro of St. James and Byron Lane of Stony Brook, longtime members of Energy Fitness.
To raise funds for the organization, Energy will be accepting donations up to the day of the event. There will also be a "Guess the Miles" game for locals to participate in with a $5 donation.
"The certainty is that they're running from 5 [a.m.] 5 [p.m.], the uncertainty is the total distance," said Michael Fox, one of four Energy Fitness owners. "They're expecting somewhere in the vicinity of 125 [miles] ... they're going to sell boxes for $5 where people can guess the mileage."
Prizes will be awarded to winners consisting of products and services from local businesses, including Energy.
Fox said locals are more than welcome to watch as the gym will be offering free smoothie samples during the event as well as food from Moe's in Smithtown, who will be offering food samples towards the latter part of the event.