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Certified 5 kilometer course on the paths of Heckscher State Park, East Islip. Enjoy stunning views of the Great South Bay with Fire Island as the backdrop.
The race had to be moved to Heckscher State Park this year due to construction taking place at Caumsett State Park.
We have been assured by the Chair of USATF’s Mountain, Ultra & Trail Committee that the change of venue will in no way affect the event’s status as the USATF National 50 Kilometer Road Championship for 2020.
For a full explanation of the change in venue, please see the section titled "Caumsett at Heckscher."
Your 26.2 mile split in the 50K will be a 2021 Boston Qualifier, but ONLY if you complete the full 50K distance.
Sanctioned by USATF-Long Island Association
Numbers and shirts can be picked up at Super Runners Shop, 355 New York Avenue, Huntington, NY from Noon to 5:00 pm on Saturday, February 29, 2020.
Pick up is also available on Sunday, March 1, 2020 from 7:00 am - 8:15 am at Heckscher State Park in the heated tent near the start and finish at Field 4.
Please Keep Your Bib# Clearly Visible on your front torso!
For the best results with photo tagging and searching, the photographers need to clearly see your bib# when taking photos. This will greatly improve your name & bib# photo search results.
50K starts at 8:30am; 25K starts at 8:35am, Race Course officially closes at 3:30 PM (7 hours max.)
QUALITY Shirts for all pre-registered AND day-of-race entrants. Medals to ALL finishers.
50K Championship Cash Prizes – $500; $150; $100 for top three Male and Female Open and Masters finishers. (No duplication of Cash Awards, except Course and National Record Bonus Awards). Medals to top ten OA Male and Female USATF finishers to top three in five year age groups over 40, USATF members only.
$1,000 Bonus if the first male 50K finisher breaks Tyler Jermann's race record of
2:48:56 or if the first 50K female finisher breaks Emily Harrison’s race record of 3:15:00. $1500 bonus if the first male 50K finisher breaks Josh Cox’s USATF National 50K record of 2:43:45 or if the first female 50K finisher breaks Janice Klecker’s USATF National 50K record of 3:13:51.
YOU MUST BE A USATF MEMBER AND A UNITED STATES CITIZEN TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CASH AWARD!
$100 CASH PRIZE for the first male and first female Long Island resident (Nassau or Suffolk) to finish the 50K!
25K AWARDS: $100 Gift Certificates courtesy of the Super Runner's Shop to the top five male & female finishers Overall. Awards to top Male & Female Overall and top three Male & Female finishers in 5 year age groups.
Athletes who participate in National Championships and Team USA competitions are subject to drug testing performed by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) in accordance with the USADA Protocol for Olympic and Paralympic Movement Testing.
NOTE: Athletes may be subject to Drug Testing in accordance with USATF rules and IAAF Rule 144.
Participants in the 50K (non-championship race) are not eligible for any awards but will receive a finishers medal.
One Station per loop providing water, sports drink and food snacks. Second aid station (fluids only) at the halfway point of each loop.
If you would like to participate in the Championship 50K, you must be a USATF member with a current membership. You can register here
Come dressed to run. Bathrooms at start/finish area and midpoint of loop available for duration of run.
****NYS regulations do not permit pets in State Parks!***
Take Southern State Parkway East to Heckscher State Parkway. Parking will be in Parking Field 4 by the start and finish, with additional parking in Parking Field 1.
You get FREE Photos by LIRP Long Island Running Photos which will be posted on the LIRP Facebook page. Here you can comment, share, download and just have fun with your friends and Families.
All photos are FREE! You can also ask Ed of LIRP to take any special photos with your friends and family if you like.
All Facebook photo album links here.
The same photos will be posted here on RunSignUp, with the ability to search for your photos by bib# or name. Just click on the photos tab above, and select Facebook or RSU.
Or Click on this Photos link. Be sure to set the race year in the drop down box.
We will be picking up race participants at the Central IslipTrain station race morning at the train arriving at 7:29am. The train originates from Penn Station at 6:12am.
PLEASE let us know if you are taking the train, so we can make sure we have a large enough vehicle to accommodate everyone. YOU MUST RESPOND to us by email at email@example.com that you will need a pick up. If we do not hear from you, we cannot guarantee a ride.
The host hotel is Marriot by Courtyard located in Central Islip. Please see the link here. Discounted room rates are available through Feb 6th. After that time please call the hotel for rates.
For more information contact Sue or Mike at the GLIRC office: (516)349-7646 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.Questions?
Sue Corrie Del-Cid & Vincent Del-Cid