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Grab Your Running Sneakers for a 5K Race on Long Island!

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Push play on your favorite exercise playlist and register for a 5K race this November!

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There's nothing quite like running underneath the afternoon sun while being kept cool by a refreshing Autumn breeze. Running not only helps to keep the body fit, but it also bolsters self-esteem, alleviates stress, and promotes a healthy lifestyle overall. Whether you are an experienced runner or running a race for the first-time, a 5K (3.1 miles) is an incredibly enjoyable run that can be taken at whatever pace you are capable of.

Need some inspiration? Look no further than Cliff Young, an Australian potato farmer who, at the age of 61, not only entered the Westfield Sydney to Melbourne Ultramarathon (544 miles) with little race experience, but came in first. He shattered the previous record by nearly two days, clocking in at 5 days, 15 hours and four minutes, all while running in gumboots, overalls, and suffering from arthritis. He didn't stop to sleep- not for a single minute. Lucky for you, you are only tasked with completing about 0.5% of that distance!

With plenty of 5K races happening across Long Island over the next few weeks, now is the perfect time to lace up those sneakers and hit the ground running. Check out the following list of running races and be sure to pre-register to not only ensure your spot at the starting line, but to take advantage of discounts and free apparel!

ReesSprecht Life Be A Superhero 5K & Kids' Fun Run
The Joint Chiropractic (385-3 Route 25A), Miller Place, NY 11764
Date: Saturday, November 1st

Start Time: 8:30 AM (Kids' Run) and 9 AM (5K)
Registration: Thursday, October 30th 4:30-7:30 PM & Race Day: 7:00-8:15 AM (Race Day Registration Available)
Price: $30 for adults and $20 for students (grades 12 and under)

Rockville Centre 5K and 10K
North Park Avenue, Rockville Centre, NY 11570
Date: Saturday, November 8th

Start Time: 10 AM
Sign-in: 7-9:30 AM at RVC Village Hall (Race Day Registration Available)
Price: $20 on/before 10/31 and $25 between 11/1-11/8 (5K) - $25 on/before 10/31 and $30 between 11/1-11/8 (10K)

The Rundead for Special Olympics 5K
Brady Park (1000 Lake Shore Drive), Massapequa Park, NY 11762
Date: Saturday, November 8th

Start Time: 10:30 AM
Sign-in: 8:30 AM on Race Day (Race Day Registration Available)
Price: $40

2nd Annual Team Daniel 5K Run/Walk
North Hempstead Beach Park (175 W. Shore Road), Port Washington, NY 11050
Date: Sunday, November 9th

Start Time: 9 AM
Sign-in: 7:30- 8:45 (Race Day Registration Available)
Early packet pick-up: 12-5 PM on 11/8 at The Runner's Edge (242 Main Street, Farmingdale)
Price: $25 pre-registration through 11/6 and $30 on race day

7th Annual Long Island Run for the Warriors 5K and 10K
Babylon Town Hall (200 Sunrise Highway), Lindenhurst, NY 11757
Date: Sunday, November 9th

Start Time: 9:30 AM (5K) and 9:45 AM (10K)
Sign-in: 7-8:45 AM (Race Day Registration Available)
Early packet pick-up: 10 AM – 4 PM on 11/6 and 12-4 PM on 11/7 at Island FCU Hauppauge Branch (120 Motor Parkway, Hauppauge)
Price: $35 (student and military pricing also available)

5th Annual Southold Athletic Association 5K and Kids' Fun Run
Southold Elementary School (420 Oaklawn Avenue), Southold, NY 11971
Date: Saturday, November 15th

Start Time: 9 AM
Sign-in: 7:30-8:45 AM (Race Day Registration Available)
Price: $20 pre-registration, $15 pre-registration (ages 18 and under), and $25 race day. (Kids' Run is free- no registration required)

Seeds of Hope 5K and 10K
Neville Park, Center Moriches, NY 11934
Date: Sunday, November 16th

Start Time: 9 AM (5K and 10K)
Sign-in: 7:30-8:30 AM (Race Day Registration Available)
Price: $25 pre-registration and $30 on race day (5K) - $30 re-registration and $35 on race day (10K)

Redmen 5K Run/Walk
Heckscher State Park (1 Heckscher State Parkway), East Islip, NY 11730
Date: Sunday, November 16th

Start Time: 9 AM
Sign-in: 7:30-8:30 AM (Race Day Registration Available)
Price: $25 pre-registration through 10/31 and $30 between 11/1-11/16

Blue Ribbon Run for Prostate Cancer 5K and 10K
Syosset-Woodbury Community Park (7800 Jericho Turnpike), Woodbury, NY 11797
Date: Sunday, November 16th

Start Time: 9:30 AM (5K) and 9:35 AM (10K)
Sign-in: 7:45-9:15 AM (Race Day Registration Available)
Early packet pick-up: 12-5 PM on 11/15 at The Runner's Edge (242 Main Street, Farmingdale)
Price: $25 pre-registration and $30 on race day


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