Thursday, 03 July 2014 00:00
The opening session of the 10 week “Run Start” Program co-hosted by Nassau County and the Greater Long Island Running Club attracted nearly 200 novice and would be runners to the track at Bethpage High School on Wednesday, June 25.
The Run Start Program is designed for folks who want to get started with a running program to help them achieve a healthier and happier lifestyle, but need either the motivation or the guidance or both to get started. New runners are being schooled in nutrition, hydration, proper form, footwear, apparel, and injury prevention, and are eased into a gradual training regimen that will prepare them to run the
Farmingdale Main Street Mile on August 30 comfortably and well.
Head Coach Debbie Blair, coaches Bob Cook and Ed Melnik, and Sports Medicine specialist Dr. Steven Jonas are looking forward to a great summer of helping folks towards a healthier lifestyle.
“We are thrilled that Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and the Nassau County Parks Department are once again being so supportive of a Program that has a great potential for creating a healthier Nassau,” commented Run Smart Head Coach Debbie Blair. “This is a Program where everyone who is willing to put in just a little effort can be a winner.”
It’s not too late to get started. Sessions are being held at the Bethpage High School track every Wednesday evening through August 27, starting at 6:30 p.m. The one time fee for the entire program is only $30. Call the Greater Long Island Running Club office at 516-349-7646 for more information.
— Submitted by the Greater
Long Island Running Club