06/16/19 11:00am
Jo Ann kirkland PHOTO Dad John Quinn with his daughter — and our reporter — Halsey at the finish line of Saturday’s 10K.

JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO John Quinn with his daughter — and our reporter — Halsey, at the finish line of the 2015 10K.

This story appeared in the June 25, 2015 issue of the Reporter

The 3-mile marker of the 36th annual Shelter Island 10K Run was a lot more than just a milestone, much more than a sigh of relief as I approached the halfway mark.

The white picket fence and green grass of the golf course, the rush of the race and the thud of sneakers on concrete were all familiar. For years I stood by that fence, handing out high-fives and words of encouragement to the racers, but I was always waiting for one person — my dad, John Quinn. (more…)

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BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO

From breathtaking views, to the chance to watch elite runners in action, the 40th annual running of the Shelter Island 10K/5K Run/Walk Saturday 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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06/19/16 10:00am
JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO Dad John Quinn with his daughter Halsey at the finish line of the 2015 10K.

JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO
Dad John Quinn with his daughter Halsey at the finish line of the 2015 10K.

The 3-mile marker of last year’s Shelter Island 10K Run was a lot more than just a milestone, much more than a sigh of relief as I approached the halfway mark.

The white picket fence and green grass of the golf course, the rush of the race and the thud of sneakers on concrete were all familiar. For years I stood by that fence, handing out high-fives and words of encouragement to the racers, but I was always waiting for one person — my dad, John Quinn. (more…)