Applications are now available and online registration is now open for the 2009 Arrow Exterminating Company Long Island Women’s 5 Kilometer Run, and women runners and walkers of all ages and abilities are cordially invited to participate.
The C.W. Post Pioneers Men’s Lacrosse Team, coached by John Jez, won the 2009 NCAA Division II National Championship at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA on May 24.
Congratulations to St. Ignatius Loyola’s seventh grade boys basketball team for winning the Nassau-Suffolk CYO Basketball Championship!
After starting the 2008-2009 season with a record of 1-3, the boys went on a winning streak of 25-4 and compiled an overall season record of 26-7, winning a tough played play-in game against divisional rival Our Lady of Mercy to vault St. Ignatius into the CYO playoffs with a 9-4 record.
Hicksville endurance athletes Anna Lau and Bill Robeson both successfully completed the May 9 Long Island Greenbelt Trail 25 Kilometer Run.
Runners, walkers and wheelchair athletes from Hicksville and nearby communities are invited to join the investment firm of David Lerner Associates and the Greater Long Island Running Club for the 18th annual David Lerner Associates Long Island Police Appreciation Run, to be held on Thursday evening, June 11 at Eisenhower Park.
The entire net proceeds of the run will once again be turned over to the special Police Crisis Fund that has been established to aid Nassau and Suffolk County law enforcement officers and their families in time of emergency. In the eighteen years of its existence, the fund has distributed over $250,000 to local police officers and their families. In 2008, the fund was privileged to be able to make a $25,000 donation to Nassau County Police Officer Kevin Baribault, who suffered multiple injuries when he was struck by a drunk driver’s vehicle on the Long Island Expressway. Thanks to David Lerner Associates and the Long Island Running Community, the money was there to help Officer Baribault and his family in their time of need.
Ira Eskow of the host Greater Long Island Running Club (GLIRC) will be donating his time and effort to serve as the Race Director once again.
The entry fee for the Run is $20 for those who enter in advance; $17 for GLIRC members; and $25 for those who enter on the day of the run. All youngsters of high school age and younger who pre-register are entitled to take a 50 percent discount off their entry fee. All entrants will receive special 18th anniversary commemorative baseball caps.
Awards will be presented to the top three male runners and the top three female runners in each of 14 (five year) age groups, ranging from 14 and under to 80 and over, as well as to the top wheelchair racers. Special awards will also be presented in the “Law Enforcement” Division to the top three open male, open female, masters (age 40 and over) male and masters female law enforcement officers to cross the finish line.
Race organizers are hoping for the biggest ever turnout of local runners to show their appreciation for the police – and to provide much-needed funding for the Police Crisis Fund. “Runners have a special reason for saying thank you to our law enforcement officers,” said Race Director Ira Eskow. “Without the enthusiastic support of County and local police departments, road racing as we know it in Nassau and Suffolk Counties could simply not exist! But whether you are a runner or not, everyone owes a tremendous debt to the outstanding men and women who make up Long Island’s police forces. They truly are ‘Long Island’s Finest,’ and we join with the generous folks at David Lerner Associates in looking for a big outpouring of people from all over the New York Metropolitan area on June 11 to show them just how much they are appreciated.”
The 2009 David Lerner Associates Police Appreciation Run is part of the USA Track & Field Long Island Association’s Grand Prix of Long Island road races. GLIRC is once again joining forces with the Downey family to provide special “Bravest/Finest” Awards to the Open and Masters Male and Female runners with the fastest combined times in our David Lerner Associates Police Appreciation 5K Run on June 11 and the Deputy Chief Raymond Downey “Forever Running” Memorial 5K Run in Deer Park on June 21.
Call 349-7646 for entry forms or more information, or register online at www.glirc.org.
Local athletes of all ages and levels of ability are cordially invited to join in at one or more of the free Triathlon Training Clinics that start on Monday evening, June 8th at The Runner’s Edge, 242 Main Street in Farmingdale.
The clinics are open to both adults and youngsters, including youngsters ages 8-13 who may be considering participating in the Runner’s Edge-TOBAY Junior Triathlon on Saturday, Aug. 29. Teenagers and adults who are signing up for the Runner’s Edge-TOBAY Triathlon on Sunday, Aug. 30 can certainly benefit from the experience. The clinics will be conducted under the auspices of the Town of Oyster Bay, with support from The Runner’s Edge, AQUAFIT Masters, the Babylon Bike Shop and the Greater Long Island Running Club (GLIRC). There is no charge to attend the clinics, and everyone is free to participate in all of them or any one or more individual clinics. The full schedule is as follows:
• Monday, June 8 at 6 p.m. – Adult & Youth Run Clinic at the Runner’s Edge in Farmingdale
• Wednesday, July 1 at 7 p.m. – Adult & Youth Bike Clinic at the Babylon Bike Shop
• Monday, July 13 at 6 p.m. – Adult & Youth Run Clinic at the Runner’s Edge in Farmingdale
• Monday, Aug. 3 at 6 p.m. – Adult & Youth Run Clinic at the Runner’s Edge in Farmingdale
• Wednesday, Aug. 5 at 7 p.m. – Adult & Youth Bike Clinic at the Babylon Bike Shop
• Tuesday, July 28 from 8 to 8:45 a.m. – Adult & Youth Swim Clinic at the Bethpage Community Pool
• Saturday, Aug. 8 at 7:45 a.m. – Adult Bike & Run Clinic at Fireman’s Field in Oyster Bay
• Sunday, Aug. 9 at 8:15 a.m. – Youth Bike & Run Clinic at Fireman’s Field in Oyster Bay
• Sunday, Aug. 16 at 7:15 a.m. – Adult & Youth Bike & Swim Clinic, parking at Fireman’s Field, swim at Roosevelt Beach
• Saturday, Aug. 22 at 7:45 a.m. – Adult & Youth Bike & Run Clinic at Fireman’s Field in Oyster Bay
On April 4, more than 25 adults and children with limb loss ran in the ASPIRE 10 kilometer and 5 kilometer race in Plainview. Hosted by the Greater Long Island Running Club (GLIRC), the 32nd annual edition of the Nationwide Insurance 10 Kilometer Run for ASPIRE is Long Island’s oldest continuously held 10K event.
Amputee runners from Hicksville’s Team A Step Ahead and Junior Team A Step Ahead from across the tri-state region participated in this annual fundraising event for the APSIRE organization. Ranging in age from 2 to 60 plus, the runners were an integral part of this fundraising race. The athlete’s limb loss ranged from single below-the-knee amputations to both legs amputated at the hip.
The Hicksville Chamber of Commerce will hold its 18th Annual Golf Outing on Monday, June 1 at the Town of Oyster Bay Golf Course, 1 South Woods Road and Jericho Turnpike in Woodbury. All proceeds from this event will benefit such charitable organizations as the Hicksville Kiwanis Club, Hicksville Lions Club, Hicksville Youth Council Boys and Girls Club, Nassau Electric League and the Hicksville Chamber of Commerce.
The Hicksville Fire Department’s Floodlight Heavy Rescue Company #8 will hold its14th Annual Charity Golf Outing on Friday, June 29. This year, the department is raising funds for AHRC of Nassau County and its Special Olympics Bocce Ball Team. The goal is to equal the $3,000 raised last year.
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