Sands Point Preserve To Host Run

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runEveryone is invited to join in the fun on one of the most unusual 5 Kilometer courses on Long Island at the Saturday, Aug. 9, Sands Point Sprint.

The run presents the Long Island running community with an opportunity to traverse a unique combination of paved paths and runner-friendly woodland trails at the Sands Point Preserve.

The law firm of Lynn, Gartner, Dunne & Covello has signed on to be the new lead sponsor of the event, with partner John Dunne and his wife planning on running the 5K distance. The Lynbrook Runner’s Stop will be back as presenting sponsor.

Computerized timing and scoring will be handled by Nikita Dorcinvil of justfinish.net.

The 216-acre Sands Point Preserve is an unparalleled mixture of natural and landscaped areas. Forests, meadows, beach and cliffs, gardens and a freshwater pond provide habitats for a variety of plants and animals. The proximity of different habitats provided a unique opportunity to create a 5 Kilometer course that will enable all the runners and walkers to experience the various aspects of the entire preserve.

This is an unforgettable course and will be an unforgettable experience, a spokesman said.

Awards will be presented in age groups running from 10 and under through 85 plus, as well as Clydesdale/Athenas.

Look for all the usual Greater Long Island Running Club amenities—a post race repast featuring cupcakes and other baked goods that are generously donated by All Round Foods, top quality commemorative shirts to all entrants, and a variety of post race door prizes.

Esteban Rosales of Astoria outlegged Chris Stamm of Garden City to win the 2013 edition of the Sprint, and Cristin Delaney-Guille of Long Beach was the women’s champion, as 313 runners and walkers enjoyed a beautiful morning in Sands Point.