Friday, 13 July 2012 00:00
On Sunday, July 22, a very special event will take place on the roads of Plainview: The 9th Annual Heart and Sole 5 Kilometer Run. Host Greater Long Island Running Club (GLIRC) is asking for the cooperation of local residents to help make the run successful and safe.
The club will be staging the run on behalf of the Plainview and Syosset Hospitals of North Shore - Long Island Jewish Health System, with the proceeds earmarked to support the Plainview/Syosset Scholarship Fund for local students considering a career in a medically-related field and to support community services at Plainview and Syosset Hospitals to better serve patients.
The run is expected to attract more than 350 runners, walkers and wheelchair athletes, and local residents are urged to avoid driving along the course while the runners, walkers and wheelchair athletes are passing through. The run will start at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Middle School at exactly 9 a.m. on Sunday, and the last participant will cross the finish line back at the school no later than 9:45 a.m. although most of the streets along the route will be clear long before then.
“We hope that as many of you as possible will be on hand to cheer the participants along their way,” stated club president Mike Polansky, himself a longtime resident of Plainview. “There will be lots of folks doing a 5 kilometer run for the first time, and they will need all the help and encouragement they can get. This is a great opportunity to show athletes from all over Long Island what a friendly community Plainview is.”
It’s not too late to sign up to be a part of the run. Just call Mike or Linda at the club office at 349-7646 or sign up online at www.glirc.org. Local residents with any questions about the run can call the same number for information.