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The first Shelter Island 10K was August 9, 1980, on the same course used today. Seven hundred and twenty-six runners ran, an amazing number for an inaugural race.
Question: How does a tiny Island launch a world-class race and keep it growing for 40 years? (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Lindsey Gallagher, the first Island woman across the finish line in the 2018 Shelter Island 10K.
For 39 years, professional athletes from all over the country and the world have traveled to Shelter Island to participate in the annual 10K race. But that’s never stopped year-round and summer residents from giving them a run for their money.
Perhaps their most formidable competition comes from the ranks of Shelter Island High School’s (SIHS) cross-country and track teams, which regularly place in the top 10 at New York State championships and sends runners to compete for some of the nation’s top colleges. (more…)