From the breathtaking views of the Island, to the chance to watch elite runners in action, the 39th annual running today of the Shelter Island 10K/5K Run/Walk is ticketed to be a memorable event.
The Island’s signature sporting event highlights a strong field of athletes, including runners who have competed on the world’s stage. While a select few run with the intent of winning and capturing prize money, the majority of the field will simply be pleased to cross the finish line at Fiske Field. (more…)
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Playing for the love of the game. Jay Card III, and his father (and caddy) Jay Card. Jr.
All through my youth, I was pushed to be a winner. In my family, winning was everything. I had an older brother who hated to lose. I remember him punching me if I missed a pass in football. (more…)
Dr. Frank and son Liam in the New York City half-marathon last spring.
Do you know someone who has run 33 New York City Marathons and six Boston Marathons? How about someone who has done a “golf marathon” by walking 117 holes in one day with three of his buddies? (more…)
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Runners looking for a competitive edge, working out with the Shelter Island Running Club Saturday at Fiske Field.
It was as if the firecrackers exploding Friday night banished the stormy weather, bringing Islanders a Saturday of sun and glimmering blue skies. It was a morning middle-school student Liam Adipietro described as “perfect running weather.”
Led by coaches Cliff Clark, Bryan Gallagher and Toby Green, the Shelter Island Running Club was at Fiske Field on Saturday at 8 a.m., just as they are every Wednesday and Saturday mornings. (more…)
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It’s more than appropriate that our Island community give itself a pat on the back this week.
Saturday’s 10K was a thrilling sporting event, but it was much more than just a footrace. The Island was alive from Meb sightings at Star’s Café Friday morning through a joyous pasta party at the American Legion that night and all of the events Saturday, with the Kid’s Fun Run a highlight. (more…)