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Garden City Running Club News

This year the Running Club of Garden City, a committee within the Welcoming Club of Garden City, is pleased to report their plans to participate in many exciting running events! It is with great pleasure that committee co-leaders Lynnette McKenna and Lisa Colletti announce that over 50 women from our club will be participating in the first ever, women’s only ”Diva Half Marathon” on Saturday, Oct. 3. This event will be taking place in the Eisenhower Park and Museum Row area.

Many of these women had never run more than a mile or two at any time before joining our group. Within a few weeks of their training, mileage racked up and friendships evolved over the early morning runs throughout the village. The Divas have become a well-known group within our town and a familiar fixture at the St. Paul’s meeting spot.

Congratulations to the following women who will represent the Garden City Running Club at this race:

Kerri Andersen    Jen March

Nicole Archer    Amy McCoy

Maria Arianas    Keri McElroy

Jody Benick    Lynnette McKenna

Andrea Bharucha    Liz McQuaid

Stacey Brisman    Patricia Megale

Suzanne Brogie    Christine Meringolo

Tricia Brown    Dorothy Murphy

Cheryl Buccella    Meghan Murphy

Jeanne Marie Buccellato    Beth Murray

Nancy Campo    Jennifer O’Hanlon

Jennie Chao    Alison Palmer

Lisa Clyne    Susan Parry

Shawn Cohen     Jobeana Perisa

Lisa Colletti    Tricia Poppe

Ada Coonerty    Valerie Santremo

Nicole DeLeon    Jen Sapuppo

Karen Foley    Cathy Teri

Amy Franklin    Karen Thompson

Danielle Gaudio-Lalezhar    Brenda Torres

Melanie Ginsberg    Mary Valitutto-Gaudiosi

Jennifer Gisolfi    Natalie Vanhenderik

Karen Giumenta    Tina Vasilakis

Jackie Goode-Daughney    Jeannine Votruba

Vanessa Higgins    Tara Walsh

Michelle Keating    Claudia Ward

Mary Landsfield    Cynthia Welch

Maura Liberopoulos    Nancy Willis   

Susan Loukes    Melissa Woodard

Jill Maldonado

The Running Club is comprised of walkers and runners of all levels and welcomes both men and women to join at any time. The next planned running event will be the annual Garden City Turkey Trot, a five-mile race on Thanksgiving Day. It is never too late to start training.

Anyone interested in joining please contact Lynnette McKenna at 741-2425 or at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .