Runners and walkers of all ages and levels of ability are invited to test their training and endurance levels by being a part of the 17th annual Lazer, Aptheker, Rosella & Yedid Kings Park 15 Kilometer Run. Last year’s top finishers included Kim Solomine of Syosset, who scored first among the women in the 55-59 age group.
The run will take place on Saturday, March 29, starting at 9 a.m. at New Beginnings of Kings Park (formerly New Discovery Elementary School) at 180 Lawrence Road in Kings Park. (Additional parking is available 3/8 mile away at Kings Park High School.)
The Kings Park 15 K Run is a perfect tough training run for those who are setting their sights on a spring marathon or half marathon. It features 9.3 miles of some of the most beautiful vistas – and most challenging hills – on Long Island’s North Shore. Kings Park is very much not your usual fast, flat course.
A portion of the proceeds of the run will once be made to the American Brain Tumor Foundation to benefit people whose lives are affected by brain tumors, with an additional stipend reserved for Kings Park High School scholarship programs. The run will once again serve as the 15 Kilometer Championship event for the Long Island Association of USA Track & Field.
There will be $250 cash prizes for the first place male and female runners, $100 for the first place male and female masters runners, $50 for the first male and female Senior masters (age 50 plus), and $100 for the first place male and female wheelchair finishers. Special plaques will be presented to the top three male and female finishers in each of 14 five year age groups, up through age 80 and older, and the top three male and female finishers in each of two “Clydesdale” weight divisions, and the top three male and female wheelchair racers.
The entry fee for the 2013 15K Run has been set at $20 ($18 for members of the Greater Long Island Running Club) if you sign up in advance, and $25 for those who wait until the day of the Run to register. (50% discount to all runners age 16 and under who pre-register).
Register online at www.glirc.org. For hard copy entry forms or more information, call the Greater Long Island Running Club office at 516-349-7646.