Sun October 17, 2021 Kings Park, NY 11754 US Directions
Events
$5 off for 60-yr-olds & GLIRC Members!

The Fred von der Heydt Memorial 6 Hour 60th Birthday Run

$50 8:30AM EDT - 2:30PM EDT Price increases after October 16, 2021 at 5:00pm EDT
Place
Sunken Meadow State Park
1 Sunken Meadow Parkway
Kings Park, NY US 11754
Description

Scenic 2.1 mile loop, with several rolling hills and two  bridge crossings, primarily on dirt paths. Runners will be switched to a 1/2 mile loop for the last laps to facilitate scoring. This race is in honor of GLIRC's "Class of 1960" AND  "Class of 1961" and Fred von der Heydt. A portion of the proceeds are donated to the Nassau County Firefighters Museum. 

BIRTHDAY RUNNERS MUST REGISTER BY OCTOBER 1 TO GUARANTEE YOUR NAME ON THE SHIRT!

Giveaway Note

Late entrants are not guaranteed shirts in their sizes, and runners born in 1960 OR 1961 must get entry in by October 1st in order to have their names appear on commemorative apparel.

Check-in

Picnic area adjacent to  Parking Field #4 (in start/finish area by the bathrooms) from 7AM - 8:15 AM.

Facilities

Come dressed to run. Indoor bathrooms in start/finish area, but no showers.

 

Aid Station

One well stocked aid station per loop, providing water, sports drinks, and a wide assortment of food snacks.

Awards

Awards to the three Male and three Females covering the most distance. Special Awards to the Male and Female born in 1961 who complete the most distance. Special mementos to every runner completing more than 26.2 miles

Gala Post Race Party

Lots of food and beer, starting 20 minutes after the finish of the Run – with special Birthday Surprises for those born in 1961!

Driving Directions

Take any major road (Southern Parkway, Northern Parkway, Long Island Expressway to Sagtikos Parkway/ Sunken Meadow Parkway NORTH. Proceed through fee booths at entrance to the Park. At bottom of hill (before the overpass), make a right turn for Parking Field #4).

 Coming by Car? Be sure to arrive at the fee booth before 8:00 AM to avoid paying the dreaded vehicle use fee!

Long Island Railroad Transit

Transportation from the LIRR is available. PLEASE EMAIL THE OFFICE AHEAD OF TIME TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS FOR PICKUP AT INFO@GLIRC.ORG

Long Island Railroad (Port Jefferson Branch) to Kings Park Station. PLEASE CHECK LIRR at 718 217-5477.   A race volunteer will be at the Kings Park Station to meet whatever train is scheduled to arrive nearest to 7:40 AM. (The Station is approximately 5 minutes from the Park).

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