Runners and walkers from across Long Island are invited to join in the fun at the Lynn, Gartner, Dunne & Covello Sands Point Sprint, one of the most unusual five kilometer courses on Long Island, on Sunday, Aug. 7.
The leading Mineola law firm of Lynn, Gartner, Dunne & Covello will be returning as the lead sponsor of the event, and partners John Dunne and Ken Gartner are both planning on running the race. (Gartner finished last year’s sprint in 28:13 and Dunne in 33:30, and both of them are looking to break those marks in 2016).
This year’s sprint will once again benefit the Sunrise Association, whose mission is to present the joys of childhood to children with cancer and their siblings worldwide through the creation of Sunrise Day Camps, year-round programs and in-hospital recreational activities, all offered free of charge. Sunrise Day Camps are the world’s only full-summer day camps for children with cancer and their siblings. The fun, friendship and smiles continue year round through various camp-like programs and in-hospital services.
The 5K presents runners and walkers with an opportunity to traverse a unique combination of paved roads and runner-friendly woodland trails at the Sands Point Preserve.
The 216-acre Sands Point Preserve is an unparalleled mixture of natural and landscaped areas. Forests, meadows, beaches, cliffs, gardens and a freshwater pond provide habitats for a variety of plants and animals. The proximity of all these different habitats provide 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.
Runners and walkers who sign up for the run can expect awards in five year age groups ranging from 10 and under to 85 plus, as well as Clydesdale/Athena Awards, a top quality commemorative T-shirt to every entrant and a nice variety of post race door prizes. Once again, this year the post-run festivities will include some superb refreshments courtesy of DiMaggio’s Trattoria and refreshing craft beers courtesy of Greenpoint Harbor Brewing Company.
Register online at www.glirc.org. For hard copy entry forms or more information, call the GLIRC office at 516-349-7646.