Written by Illustrated News Staff Thursday, 31 July 2014 00:00
Runners and walkers from New Hyde Park are invited to join in the fun on one of the most unusual 5K courses on Long Island at the Saturday, Aug. 9 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 August 2013 edition of the Sands Point Sprint attracted 313 finishers, including top New Hyde Park finishers Michael Ringel, who scored first in the 11-14 age group and Dave Frisone, who earned first place honors in the 65-69 age group. Race organizers are looking for both Ringel and Frisone, and a host of other New Hyde Park runners, to be back next week.
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 provides a unique opportunity to create a 5K 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.