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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 1959" and Fred von der Heydt. A portion of the proceeds are donated to the Nassau County Firefighters Museum.
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Late entrants are not guaranteed shirts in their sizes, and runners born in 1959 must get entry in by October 1st in order to have their names appear on commemorative apparel.
Picnic area adjacent to Parking Field #4 (in start/finish area by the bathrooms).
Come dressed to run. Indoor bathrooms in start/finish area, but no showers.
One well stocked aid station per loop, providing water, sports drinks, and a wide assortment of food snacks.
Awards to the three Male and three Females covering the most distance. Special Awards to the Male and Female born in 1959 who complete the most distance. Special mementos to every runner completing more than 26.2 miles
Lots of food and beer, starting 20 minutes after the finish of the Run – with special Birthday Surprises for those born in 1959!
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 (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).