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Runners Invited To Bethpage Relay

The 16th annual Bethpage State Park Trail Relay will now take place March 15, after snow forced the postponment of the run’s original event date.

Runners will take off at 10 a.m. with the same three runners by two-mile format that has been used in the past.

Bethpage Federal Credit Union along with Bob Cook and the gang at the Runner’s Edge will both sponsor the event, with Greater Long Island Running Club vice president Carl Grossbard once again serving as director of the event.

Grossbard said that weather permitting, the event promises to deliver an enjoyable day for all attendees.

“Weather conditions being what they were, we had no choice but to postpone the Relay to what we hope will be a beautiful day on March 15,” said event director Carl Grossbard. “And we hope that everyone who wants a bit of exercise that morning will join in the fun. Just show up that morning, pay the $10 entry fee, and we will certainly find a team for you.”

There will once again be a free commemorative shirt for everyone who enters, and awards for the first place men’s, women’s and co-ed Open, Masters and Senior Masters teams. The “GLIRC Field Kitchen” will be on hand to provide everyone with cookies, hot chocolate, soup and muffins. There will once again be a nice merchandise drawing for all runners and volunteers.

The entry fee is $5 for each GLIRC member who pre-registers and $10 for all non-members and for all GLIRC members who wait till race day to register.

The Running Club hopes to be able to make a significant donation to the Center for Developmental Disabilities out of the proceeds of the Relay and, of course, anyone who would like to make a donation to CDD is encouraged to do so.

For more info, call the GLIRC office at 516-349-7646.

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