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5K Run At Sands Point

Runners and walkers from Levittown and all over Long Island and beyond are invited to join in the fun on one of the most unusual 5 Kilometer courses on Long Island at the Saturday, August 9th Lynn, Gartner, Dunne & Covello Sands Point Sprint.

 

The Run presents the Long Island running community with an opportunity to traverse a unique combination of paved paths and runner-friendly woodland trails at the Sands Point Preserve. 

 

The leading Nassau County law firm of Lynn, Gartner, Dunne & Covello has signed on to be the new lead sponsor of the event, with partner John Dunne and his wife planning on running the 5K distance. The Lynbrook Runner’s Stop will be back as the presenting sponsor. 

Race management chores will be handled by the Greater Long Island Running Club. Computerized timing and scoring will be handled by Nikita Dorcinvil of justfinish.net.

 

The 216 acre Sands Point Preserve is an unparalleled mixture of natural and landscaped areas.  Forests, meadows, beach and cliffs, gardens and a freshwater pond provide habitats for a variety of plants and animals.  The proximity of different habitats provided us with a unique opportunity to create a 5 Kilometer course that will enable all the runners and walkers to experience the various aspects of the entire Preserve.  This is an unforgettable course and will be an unforgettable experience.

 

Awards will be presented in age groups running from 10 and under through 85 plus, as well as Clydesdale/Athenas.

 

Look for all the usual GLIRC amenities — a great post race repast featuring the almost sinful cupcakes and other glorious baked goods that are generously donated by All Round Foods, top quality commemorative T shirts to all entrants, and a nice variety of post race door prizes.

 

The August 2013 edition of the Sands Point Sprint attracted 313 finishers, including top Levittown finisher Jon Wallach, who scored in 15th place overall and fourth in the 55-59 age group. Race organizers are looking for Jon and a host of other local runners to be back on August 9, 2014.

 

—Submitted by the Greater Long Island Running Club

News

More than 475 runners from all across Long Island, came together on Aug. 30, for the tenth annual Companions in Courage one-mile run.

 

For Andrea Kopatka, 49, of Levittown, this was her first race in three years. 

 

“I wanted to run this race before I turned 50,” she said. “It was on my bucket list.” 

Over the summer, 13-year-old Zachary Martin of Levittown was named an All-American athlete for his performance on the gridiron, earning him an invitation to the ninth annual Offense-Defense Youth All-American Bowl in Orlando, Fla.

 

Martin, a defensive lineman for the Wisdom Lane Middle School Wildcats, said he was selected among a group of young athletes after attending a rigorous five-day football camp at LIU Post.  


Sports

The National Brain Tumor Society hosts its Long Island Brain Tumor Walk on Saturday, Sept. 20 at Jones Beach State Park, 1000 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh. Registration is from 8 to 9 a.m. Programs and activities run from 8 a.m. to noon.

Michelle Duffy of Levittown was recently named head coach for the Blue Angels’ cross country program at the College of New Rochelle. 

 

“We are very pleased to have a coach with Michelle’s pedigree take the reins of our cross country program,” said Athletics Director Harold Crocker. “Her success athletically and academically, as well as her ability to mentor and guide young women, makes her the ideal coach for the Blue Angels.”


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