Runners Invited To Annual Pace

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As they announce plans for the 2015 Lazer, Aptheker, Rosella & Yedid Kings Park 15 Kilometer Run Race, Director Steven Toto (seated, center) joins with Lazer, Aptheker, Rosella & Yedid partners (back from left) James Devine, Alex Gayer, Louis Fiore, Jennifer Silvestro, Amy Silver, Russell Penzer, (front, left) Ralph Rosella and (front, right) Robin Abramowitz.
(Photo courtesy of Mike Polansky)

Runners and walkers of all ages and levels of ability from Syosset, Jericho, Woodbury and all over Long Island and beyond are invited to test their training and endurance levels by being a part of the 18th annual Lazer, Aptheker, Rosella & Yedid Kings Park 15 Kilometer Run. The run will take place on Saturday, March 14, starting at 9 a.m. at New Beginnings of Kings Park (formerly New Discovery Elementary School) at 180 Lawrence Rd. in Kings Park.

The prestigious law firm of Lazer, Aptheker, Rosella & Yedid, P.C. has stepped forward once again to be the title sponsor of this 18th edition of the run, and several of the attorneys in the firm will once again be taking the challenge of the hills of Kings Park. 

The run is perfect training 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.

Race management is in the capable hands of the Greater Long Island Running Club, with GLIRC’s Steven Toto returning as the race director.

A portion of the proceeds of the run will 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.

Every entrant in the 15K run will receive a distinctive high quality hooded sweatshirt, specially designed for the Kings Park Run.

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 and up) 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 run has been set at $25 ($22 for members of the GLIRC) if you sign up in advance, and $30 for those who wait until the day of to register. A 50 percent discount is available 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 GLIRC office at 516-349-7646.

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