Who We Are

The Greater Long Island Running Club is Long Island's largest and most active running club, with a membership that spans all of Nassau and Suffolk Counties and beyond.

GLIRC has something to offer runners of all ages and abilities: quarterly meetings with featured speakers, training clinics, free track workouts and group runs, discounts to local running stores, and subscription to Long Island Footnotes, our monthly magazine, highlighting all the news and events within the Long Island running community.

GLIRC produces over 30 events annually, including the Marcum Workplace Challenge, Long Island's largest running event, and the Catholic Health Services Suffolk County Marathon, a growing race festival supporting Long Island veterans. GLIRC has been hired by scores of organizations, from large corporations to small nonprofits, to manage top-quality sporting events over the past 40 years. 

All GLIRC events give back to the Long Island community. In 2017, GLIRC donated nearly $300,000 to local charitable organizations. 

Above all, GLIRC offers the ready availability of the ever-supportive Long Island running community. No matter what your age or ability, whether you are a mile a day beginner or a veteran marathoner, there's a place for YOU in the Greater Long Island Running Club!