Something for everyone
GLIRC is dedicated to runners of all ages and abilities! From kids fun runs to our annual High School Grant Program, we work to support young athletes and help grow the future of our sport.
Include your young athlete in a family membership
Your little athlete can be a GLIRC member, too! Extend your individual membership to include all family members for only $5.
Family membership extends GLIRC benefits to all family members, meaning they will receive race discounts, local running store discounts, result inclusion in Long Island Footnotes, Facebook group access, and more.
Kids' fun runs & youth discount races
Children 12 and under are invited to run in any of fun runs we offering accompanying select 5K races:
- 1/4-Mile Fun Run at the Heart & Sole 5K Run/Walk
- 1/4-Mile Fun Run for Future Olympians at the Runner's Edge Women's Run
- 1/4-Mile Fun Run at the Ho Ho Ho 5K Run
Runners 16 years and under can receive up to 50% discount off pre-registration prices at select races including:
- Lazer, Aptheker, Rosella & Yedid Kings Park 15 Kilometer Run
- Jonas Chiropractic Sports Injury Care Aspire 10K
- Belmont Stakes 5K Run/Walk for National Cancer Survivors' Day
high school grant program & herb grayson memorial scholarship
Annually, GLIRC awards a Nassau County or Suffolk County public high school with a $5,000 grant to support their cross country and/or track and field programs. All public schools are invited to apply, and more information can be found here.
In addition to the grant, GLIRC annually awards the Herb Grayson Memorial Scholarship, a $2,000 award, to a high school senior with involvement in and service to the Long Island running community.
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.
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
Registration will open late spring for our 2018 Jr. Triathlon Training Program!