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Local Runners Score In Sprint

Congratulations to Garden City runners Chris Stamm and Bradie Ann Dwyer for their award winning performances in the Aug. 10 Sands Point 5 Kilometer Sprint for the Feinstein Institute.

Stamm completed the 3.107 mile course in 18 minutes, 48 seconds, crossing the finish line in 2nd place overall and first in the 15-19 age group. Dwyer finished in 21 minutes, 39 seconds, scoring as the third woman overall and first in the Women’s 25-29 age group.

The Sands Point course is one of the most beautiful of any running event on Long Island, but it is not an easy one. The trail in the third mile is not difficult to navigate, and the hill leading up from the trail is one of the nastiest found in any Long Island race. A total of 313 runners and walkers successfully completed the run.

Run Chairman Abe Bernstein of the host Greater Long Island Running Club went all out to ensure the success of this year’s event, as his way of saying “thank you” to the good folks from North Shore-LIJ Feinstein Institute who literally saved his life and put him back on the track and roads after a second bout with lymphoma.  Genentech (“In Business for Life”) and Lynbrook Runner’s Stop (Thank you Ellen Copeman!) were major sponsors once again this year.

Race organizers were pleased to welcome Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos and Nassau County Legislator Wayne Wink to the Sprint.

Special thanks go the Friends of the Sands Point Preserve for their enthusiastic support in making the beautiful Sands Point facility available once again.