Train with us!

GLIRC offers several different training resources, from formal two-month long programs like RunStart and RunSmart, to frequent free, no-frills Clubhouse runs. No matter your age, ability, experience, or budget, there we have an option to fit your needs. Join us and have fun meeting others in the Long Island running community!


training runs & clubhouse runs

GLIRC offers three training run series for the Sayville Running Company 10 Mile Run to the Blue Point Brewery, 15 Kilometer Run to the Port Jeff Brewing Company, and Catholic Health Services Suffolk County Marathon & Half Marathon. All runs are free and open to the public, with refreshments following. 

Clubhouse runs are held throughout the year, starting at the GLIRC Clubhouse in Plainview. All runs are free and open to the public, pick-your-distance style, and offer refreshments. Check our events calendar for dates.

Running on your own or with your own group, but looking for some new routes? Check out our detailed long run routes starting from Syosset High School.


track tuesdays with glirc

Join Coach Ed Melnik for Tuesday evening workouts starting at H.B. Mattlin Middle School in Plainview each Tuesday March 12th through October 29, 2019. All workouts start at 7 p.m. and are preceded by a 1.4-mile warmup at 6:30 p.m. Park in the Mattlin Middle School North Lot, lace up your shoes, and meet some new training partners!

Runners of all ages and abilities are welcome at these free workouts! In early spring, hill, tempo, or fartlek workouts will be substituted for track workouts. 

For more information (or inspiration) email Coach Ed Melnik:



Beginner runners - this is the program for you! Under the guidance of our experienced running coaches you will be taken through a progressive 10-week summer program culminating with participation in the Farmingdale Main Street Mile. Under the auspices GLIRC's Debbie Blair and Bob Cook of the Runner's Edge, runners will learn:

  • Proper form

  • Injury prevention

  • Nutrition and hydration tips

  • Footwear and apparel skills

Runners will participate in group training runs, and training sessions are held Wednesday evenings at the Bethpage High School Track. Total cost of the program is $40.

For more information email Coach Debbie Blair:

Registration is available Here



Looking to better yourself as a runner? Start the new year with our RunSmart training program. Under the auspices GLIRC's Debbie Blair and  Bob Cook of the Runner's Edge, runners will learn:

  • Proper stretching and warm up drills

  • How to increase mileage and endurance

  • Nutrition, injury prevention, and running gear tips

  • How to decipher their Running Stability Scan

Runners will participate in group training runs, have access to indoor facilities before running outside, and receive a surprise top-quality merchandise giveaway.

Training sessions are held weekend mornings from January to April at various Nassau County Parks. Total cost of the program is $40.

The 2019 RunSmart Training Program has begun. For more information email Coach Debbie Blair:

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Miles for matt junior triathlon training program

Have your young athlete give it a tri! The Jr. Triathlon Training Program, consisting of six training sessions, prepares children ages 8-13 in all triathlon components: swimming, biking, running, and transition. All sessions are held Saturday afternoons in July and August at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay. The 2019 program will begins on Saturday, July 13th and continue on consecutive Saturday’s through August 18th from 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Participants will learn correct form in swimming, biking and running, proper nutrition, hydration, proper footwear, apparel, bike accessories, etc., and the importance of training in an educational and FUN setting.

The Jr. Triathlon Training Program will lead up to participation in the Runner’s Edge-TOBAY Junior Triathlon in late August. 

Participants must be able to swim 25 yards unattended and be able to ride a two-wheel bike comfortably.

For more information call the GLIRC office: (516) 349-7646

Register here for our 2019 Jr. Triathlon Training Program!