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Runners Invited To Sands Point Jaunt

Runners and walkers from Plainview-Old Bethpage 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 Sands Point Sprint on Saturday, Aug. 9.

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.   

The 216-acre Sands Point Preserve is an unparalleled mixture of natural and landscaped areas with forests, meadows, beach and cliffs, gardens and a freshwater pond providing habitats for a variety of plants and animals. The proximity of different habitats provides 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.   

Awards will be presented in age groups running from 10 and under through 85 plus, as well as Clydesdale/Athenas. The Greater Long Island Running Club will present many post-race amenities, including refreshments, commemorative t-shirts and a variety of door prices.

Last year’s edition of the Sands Point Sprint attracted 313 finishers, including top Plainview finishers Ken Colantuoni, who scored in 10th place overall and took second place honors in the 40-44 age group. David Drebsky, who earned the third place award in the 30-34 age group, Kim Schechter, who was the third woman finisher in the 40-44 age group, and Kathy Neuman, who took third place in the women’s 50-54 age group.

News

Plainview resident Gail Wurtzel will be leading her team, Memories of Miriam, in the Walk to Defeat ALS at Eisenhower Park later this month.

 

Wurtzel’s Mother, Miriam Hanania, also a Plainview resident, succumbed to the disease two years ago after a long struggle. The disease forced her to go from an active, vibrant person to being wheelchair-bound and dependent on others for her care. 

 

ALS or Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

While everyone is subject to the trials and tribulations that life offers on a day-to-day basis, some people can use just a little bit of extra help. Luckily, there’s help with a proven track record out there for those who need it. 

 

Joe Russo of Old Bethpage heads up the Recovery International meetings held weekly at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library. These meetings extol the virtues of the self-help techniques developed by the late Dr. Abraham Low, M.D., associate professor of psychiatry as the University of Illinois Medical School.  


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