2018 RunSmart Training Program

Join us for a special training program for runners of all ages and abilities, conducted under the auspices of the Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation & Museums and the Greater Long Island Running Club.

Training sessions will be held weekend mornings from January through April at various Nassau County Parks.

Highlights include"

  • Group Training Runs
  • Indoor facilities before running outdoors
  • Learn proper stretching, warm up drills, how to increase mileage and endurance and much more!
  • Discussion topics from nutrition and injury prevention to foam rollers and running gear
  • Training guides and handouts
  • All participants get a SURPRISE top quality merchandise giveaway!


Training Sessions:


First Session:

Saturday, 1/27 - Old Bethpage

Tentative Schedule:

Sat., 2/3 - Eisenhower

Sat., 2/10 - Eisenhower

Sat., 2/17 - Eisenhower

Sat., 2/24 - Eisenhower

Sat., 3/3 - Old Bethpage

Sun., 3/11 - Eisenhower

Sat., 3/17 - Old Bethpage

Sat., 3/24 - Eisenhower

Sat., 3.31 - Cedar Creek

Sun., 4/8 - Cedar Creek

Sat., 4/14 - Cedar Creek

Sat., 4/21 - Cedar Creek

Sat., 4/28 - Eisenhower

GLIRC Awards 2017

Awards are to be presented on Tuesday evening, December 19, 2017 at the GLIRC Awards Night, at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library Auditorium at 8:00 pm, 999 Old Country Road in Plainview

Club Championship Awards


Overall Female

1. Shari Klarfeld

2. Gabrielle Russo

3. Martha Delgado


 Overall Male

1. Alex Eletto

2. Keith Guilfoyle

3. Thomas Mihailin


Mary Ann von der Heydt Service


Marie Brewer

John Clifford

Tracey Epstein

Kevin Wizbicki


Gladys Simonsen Memorial Award

(Most Improved Masters Runner)

Martha Delgado


Most Improved Awards

Maria Marascia

Alex Schneider

Ray Williams


Female Age Group Awards


14 & Under   Marissa McDougall      Danielle Brenner

15-19                           Kali Keyes

20-24                           Lisa Sala

25-29                          Keri Wyllie

30-34                           Lisa Bonanni

35-39                           Kelly Demeri

40-44                           Nicole Zeman

45-49                           Yvonne Leippert

50-54                           Una Broderick

55-59                           Karen Nora

60-64                           Linda Ottaviano

65-69                           Gloria Withus

70-74                           Sherry Bellovin

75-79                           Ginny Guichard

80-84                           Alexandra Finger

85-89                           Ruth Maller    Vera Allen


Male Age Group Awards

14 & Under    Anthony Diaz

15-19                           Christian Schiavone

20-24                           Ray Williams

25-29                           Scott Luxenberg

30-34                           Ryan Demeri

35-39                           David Drebsky

40-44                           David Robinson

45-49                           Ray Downes

50-54                           Bill Mazza

55-59                           Alan Baisch

60-64                           PJ Diskin

65-69                           Glenn Morse

70-74                           David Frisone

75-79                           John Horan

80-84                           Frank Martin

85-89                           Howard Kestenbaum

90 plus            Bert Jablon


Clydesdale Awards

185-199           Ken Olson

200 plus          John Stauber


Athena Awards

140-159           Sue Fitzpatrick           

160 plus          Rebecca McDonald

GLIRC High School Track and Field/Cross Country Grant Program

The Greater Long Island Running Club will be awarding one or more grants
in the amount of $5000 to a selected high school track & field/cross country
program or programs. Any high school in either Nassau or Suffolk County is
eligible to be awarded a grant.

The grant must be used to help subsidize the high school program in ways
such as purchasing new equipment, paying for travel costs to competitions, for
shoes/uniform accessories, or in any other way that will have a direct positive
impact on the program.

Selection of the winning high school program or programs will be based on a
combination of factors, including the need of the school, the purpose for which
the grant would be used, the benefit to the program and the student/athletes
who are part of the program, and the benefit to the community of which the
high school is a part.

Your School is cordially invited to submit your proposal for the grant on the
enclosed form. Feel free to add additional pages as you see necessary. To be
considered your proposal must be received at our office on or before May 1,

Please submsubmit your proposal to Greater Long Island Running Club, Attn: High School Grant Program, 101 Dupont Street, Suite 24, Plainview, New York 11803, or email your proposal to glirc.org with Grant Proposal as the Subject.

If you have any questions, please call Mike or Linda at the GLIRC office at (516) 349-7646.

2017 Sayville Running Company 10 Mile Run to the Blue Point Brewery Registration Opening Announcement


The 7th Annual edition of the Sayville Running Company 10 Mile Run to the Blue Point Brewery will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2017.

 Online registration will open on Wednesday, October 19th at 7:00 PM.  After 600 people have registered on the evening of the 19th, registration will be suspended and then resumed on Saturday, October 22nd at 12:00 Noon, at which time 600 additional registrations will be accepted. 

 We have moved to a new race registration provider, RunSignUp, who is quite experienced in handling popular registrations such as this one, and we are confident that last year's glitches will not recur! For faster registration, it is recommended that you join RunSignUp prior to registration. You do not need to be a member of GLIRC to join RunSignUp. If you are a GLIRC member you will get the discount at checkout, based on the information in our membership. Go to www.runsignup.com. If you are not yet a GLIRC member, click here to join.

 Every GLIRC member who has volunteered at six events between March 1, 2016 and October 16, 2016 will be entitled to a guaranteed registration.  If you are one of those dedicated volunteers, you will be formally notified by email no later than October 18th; if you are notified that you are entitled to a guaranteed registration, please do NOT register now online.  Recipients will receive instructions from GLIRC on how to register for the race after October 22nd.

 If you deferred your 2016 registration to this year, do NOT register now online. You will be notified by email that you are one of these recipients and that you have a guaranteed registration. Recipients have received instructions from GLIRC on how to register for the race.

 We plan to host three Brewery Training Runs in advance of the main event on January 14th. An additional 10 registration guarantees will be raffled off at each of the three Brewery Training Runs; these are not free entries, but only guaranteed.  They are transferrable by the winners.  Winners will receive instructions from GLIRC on how to register for the race.  The three Training Runs will be held on Thursday evening, November 17th, Thursday evening, December 8th, and Thursday evening, January 5th.

  REMEMBER: Entries will only be accepted from runners who will be at least 21 years old by January 14, 2017.

 NOTE: If you have entered the race, and it later turns out that you cannot run for any reason, your entry can be transferred to another runner by payment of a $25 transfer fee at any time up until January 7, 2017.

  If you have any questions, please call the GLIRC office at 516-349-7646.