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4-Autism 4-Mile Run in Great Neck

Race Director Robyn Schneider, Randy Horowitz and Nancy Phillips of the Eden II-Genesis Program, and Greater Long Island Running Club President Mike Polansky met with outgoing Great Neck School District Superintendent Ronald L. Friedman and new Superintendent Thomas P. Dolan on July 8 to plan a bigger than ever 2nd annual Blazing Trails 4-Autism 4 Mile Run.

This year’s run will be held on Sunday, Nov. 8, and will once again be headquartered at the Great Neck South High School/Middle School campus.  To accommodate the 1,000+ expected runners and walkers, a new and greatly improved course is in the works for 2009, which will start on the Long Island Expressway South Service Road and proceed to Lakeville Road and a local residential neighborhood before returning for the second half of the Run on the scenic campus and the same exciting finish on the high school track.

Sponsors already on board include Anton Community Newspapers, Capital One Bank, Panera Bread, the Jack Fanning Memorial Foundation, Different Roads to Learning, the law firm of Clifton, Budd & BeMaria, Tekniverse, and the law firm of Frazer & Feldman.

In addition to being an outstanding event with lots of amenities, the run provides major support for the efforts of the Eden II/Genesis Programs to increase awareness of autism and to raise funds to help Long Island children and adults with autism and their families.

This year’s run has been selected to be part of the USATF - Long Island Grand Prix of Long Island road races.