Anyone familiar with Shelter Island is always struck by the vibrancy and community spirit that, while always here, is most noticeable on 10K race day. Saturday is expected to bring 2,000 runners and walkers to the Island for the 39th Annual Shelter Island 10K Run/5K Walk with at least that many fans lining the streets to encourage the competitors. (more…)
If the late afternoon forecast for Saturday, June 17 called for rain starting at 5 p.m., just a half hour before race time, the weatherman proved wrong.
But many of the nearly 2,000 participants in the 38th annual Shelter Island 10K/5K Run/Walk, might have welcomed a deluge as they came off the course dripping sweat from the high humidity. There would be no records set by the winners Saturday, although many runners were pleased to finish and beating their own personal bests. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO And they’re off! The start of last year’s 10K Run/Walk
Friday, June 17
1 to 3 p.m.
LIVE radio broadcast
WLNG (92.1 FM) live radio broadcast from the American Legion Post with Dr. Frank Adipietro and guest Olympians Joan Benoit-Samuelson and Bill Rodgers along with George Hirsch, one of the founders of the New York City Marathon. (more…)