Friday, 17 August 2012 00:00
Registration is now open for the 27th annual Bethpage Federal Credit Union Ocean to Sound 50-Mile Relay.
The date is Sunday, September 23, but it’s not too early to start putting your team together for Long Island’s biggest running extravaganza.
The relay brings the entire Long Island running community together for an annual September tradition, with 150 teams of eight runners each traversing a 50 mile course that starts at 8 a.m. at Jones Beach State Park, heads north and east through Wantagh, Seaford, Massapequa, Farmingdale and Old Bethpage before crossing into Huntington, hitting the Long Island Sound at Lloyd Harbor, returning to Nassau County via Cold Spring Harbor and Syosset, and then heading north again to a finish on the grounds of Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay. Each runner on the team covers a leg of between five and seven miles.
The relay is being sponsored by the Bethpage Federal Credit Union. Race management is provided by the Greater Long Island Running Club, under the once again under the supervision of GLIRC Director Alan End. Technical assistance, timing and scoring will be provided by John Snitko of JMS Racing Services.
Awards in this year’s relay will be presented to the top three male, female and coed open and masters teams, senior teams, super senior masters teams, law enforcement teams, corporate teams, and physically challenged teams.
The entry fee is $360 per team ($45 per runner) through Sept. 3, which covers entry into the race, a special commemorative shirt for each runner, and entry into the post-race party. The entry fee goes up to $400 per team after September 18.
For entry forms or more information, please contact the Linda or Mike at the Greater Long Island Running Club at 349-7646. You can register online at www.glirc.org.