Friday, 26 April 2013 00:00
With spring having finally arrived, the one sport that’s gotten a lot of love out of the gate, at least in the past few weeks, is running. Last month, Jack Aneser, a Boy Scout with Garden City’s Troop 55, hosted the First Annual Eagle Run 5K charity road race at Adelphi University as the basis for his Eagle Scout project. Net race proceeds benefited the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. This past Saturday, the Garden City Teacher’s Association conducted a 5K Run/Walk and a 1.5 Mile Fun Run/Walk for Charity (Garden City for a Cure) and raised money to benefit the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. And for those still looking to run, the Garden City Bird Sanctuary held its Second Annual Race-Earth Run II the following day. And as Garden City Life sportswriter Ed Rotondo pointed out in his story this week, both the Garden City High School boys and girls track teams have already started running roughshod, (no pun intended), over their competitors. It’s enough to want to make you get up off the couch, lace on a pair of running shoes and hit the pavement or local track.
– Dave Gil de Rubio