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Sign Up Now For Autism Run And Walk

Runners, walkers and wheelchair athletes from Westbury and all over the New York Metropolitan area are cordially invited to join in the fun on Saturday, Nov. 23, for the sixth annual Blazing Trails 4 Autism 4 Mile Run & Walk.


This year’s event will feature a new and exciting USA Track and Field certified four mile course that will begin and end  at the new home of the Eden II Genesis School at St. Raphael Parish at 600 Newbridge Road in East Meadow.  The

starting horn will go off promptly at 9:30 a.m.   


The net proceeds of the event go to the Eden II and Genesis Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to providing much needed funds for programs and services that support individuals with autism, including The Genesis School, newly located at St. Raphael. 


The Blazing Trails title sponsor is Men on the Move, the award winning local, long distance and international moving and self storage company. The Run is sanctioned and the course is certified by USA Track & Field, and will once again be coordinated by the Greater Long Island Running Club, with scoring and timing by JMS Racing Services utilizing the RFID Ultra Timing System, with the timing chip built right into the bib number. 


Food and beverages will be available at the finish line for all participants, along with great raffle drawings. Awards will be presented to the top three male and female finishers in each of 16 age groups, from 12 and under through 85 plus, plus two divisions of the Clydesdale Men and Athena Women. 


Online registration will be open until 9 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 22 and runners can also register Saturday, Nov. 23 at St. Rafael from 8 to 9:15 a.m. The pre-registered entry fee is $20, day-of-race entry fee is only $25, and you are guaranteed to get a sweatshirt. 


For more information, call Linda of Mike at the Running Club office at 516-349-7646.


Westbury High School students are teaching younger children from Park Avenue Elementary School valuable life lessons about money and business skills through the High School Heroes program.


In this program, high school students that are taking Renate Johnson’s Junior Achievement class will go into first grade classrooms to teach 45-minute lessons.


“It is a program that gives high school and younger students confidence and teaches them about business and financial literacy,” said Johnson.

The Westbury Historical Society will host Dr. Natalie Naylor, professor emerita at Hofstra University and author of Women in Long Island’s Past: Eminent Ladies and Everyday Lives at their next meeting on March 9. 


Naylor’s presentation will focus on the place of women in Long Island’s history, including several prominent women from Westbury’s past.  


Albertson resident and Kellenberg sophomore Gabby Schreib qualified for the Millrose Games in New York City. Schreib qualified as a member of the Sprint Medley Relay along with Danielle Correia, Bridget McNierney, and Jazmine Fray. 


The Kellenberg relay’s close second place finish in January’s Millrose Trials has moved them closer to defending the title they won in the same relay at last year’s Millrose Games. Schreib and her teammates time is currently second in the United States for girls track and field performances.

Congratulations to Westbury athletes Michael Esposito, Eileen Harris, Brett Harris, and Michael Going, each of whom won awards in Race # 1 of the Jonas Chiropractic Run Nassau Series co-hosted by Nassau County and the Greater Long Island Running Club.


Michael Esposito, age 15, took home the second place award in the 15-19 age group with a time of 23 minutes, 6 seconds.  Eileen Harris, age 42, earned the first place award in the women’s 40-44 age group.  She completed the race with her 45 year old husband, Brett Harris, who was the third place award winner in the men’s 45-49 age group.  Michael Going, age 41, scored third place honors in the 40-44 age group with a time of 20 minutes, 51 seconds.


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