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Karen Pompay Of GG Scores In Nationwide Insurance 10k Run For Aspire

Congratulations to Karen Pompay of Garden City, who scored as the fourth woman overall and first Masters (age 40 plus) woman in the 35th annual Nationwide 10 Kilometer Run for ASPIRE, which was held on the roads of Plainview and Old Bethpage on Sunday morning April 1.

The 41-year-old Pompay crossed the finish line at the H.B. Mattlin Middle School in Plainview with a time of 39 minutes, 42 seconds, a pace of 6:27 per mile. Another big story of the day was once again the amputees, Mike LaForgia and Sarah Reinertsen scoring with top honors. The host, Greater Long Island Running Club, was thrilled to have ASPIRE’s David Balsley on hand to say a few words about the ASPIRE Program and its goals for the future.

Special thanks and congratulations to GLIRC Race Director Karen Schackner, going solo as the RD for the first time this year, for a job well done, to our Tony Wiszowaty of Nationwide Insurance for continuing his support for this event again.

GLIRC was happy to welcome back The Runner’s Edge (thank you Bob Cook!), Fairway Market, All Round Foods (thank you Glen Wolther!), and Mizuno back again as supporting sponsors, and to welcome new sponsor Physical Solutions Physical Therapy and Fitness (Thank you Ed Farrell and Chris Lopez).

The 10K Run was the 10K Championship event for the Long Island Association of USA Track & Field.

News

The Garden City Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for the 35th annual Fall Festival Street Fair set for Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Seventh Street. The chamber thanks the Garden City Hotel which will serve as the primary event sponsor.

JGS entertainment will return for the 16th year as master ceremonies providing music and vocals. There will be plenty of activities for the kids. Included will be the return of the two trackless trains carrying children 12 years of age and younger up and down Seventh Street sponsored by Coach Realtors and Garden City Teachers Association. There will be the traditional inflatable bouncy house sponsored by SMPL Technologies and the ever-popular money cube sponsored by Calogero’s and Leo’s. The Garden City Parks and Recreation Department will have giveaways and temporary tattoos.


Sports

Reminder

With the fall sports season upon us, the department of recreation and parks would like to remind all residents that pets are not allowed in any neighborhood parks, Community Park, or St. Paul’s fields. Non compliance with this rule will result in the issuance of appearance tickets.

Register For The Online Registration Option

Garden City’s Department of Recreation and Parks will offer the option of online registration with credit card payment beginning with its winter programs in early December.

In order for a family to use the online registration option, the family will first need to visit the recreation and parks office at 108 Rockaway Ave. to verify residency and their family information and receive their password.  A list of instructions as to how to use the website will be included.

Stretching tips for the high school athlete

Prior to the start of high school running season, Garden City’s Physical Therapy Options (PTO) had an opportunity to provide a presentation to members of Sacred Heart Academy’s cross country team. Team members gathered at Garden City’s New York Running Company to learn strategies and tips for a successful fall season.

PTO staff members Dr. Meghan Goetz, Doctor of Physical Therapy, and PTO Aide Mike Murphy discussed the importance of stretching to prevent injury and provided strategies and tips for success for the high school runner.


Calendar

Garden City High School Homecoming

Saturday, October 25

Marvelous Movie Matinée

Monday, October 27

A Map Of Artistic Inspiration

Saturday, November 1



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