Locals Score In 10-Mile Run

A view from the start

Congratulations to Levittown runners Eddie Reagan, John Kane and Jon Wallach, each of whom recently won an award in a field of 1,231 finishers in the Sayville Running Company 10-Mile Run to the Blue Point Brewery.

Reagan took first place honors in the 60-64 age group, crossing the finish line in 1 hour, 4 minutes, 37 seconds. Kane earned the second place award in the 45-49 age group with a time of 1 hour, 7 minutes, 27 seconds. Wallach was the third place finisher in the 60-64 age group, finishing in 1 hour, 12 minutes, 35 seconds.

The race was managed by the Greater Long Island Running Club, with the club’s Race Director Ric DiVeglio and his team for a job well done.

The Blue Point Brewery was essential to the success of the event, and special kudos go to Blue Point President Jenna Lally, and to Scott Pflug, Jack Slattery and Chris Diorio of her staff for their active and invaluable support.

Thanks go to the other businesses whose support was essential to the success of the event: the Sayville Running Company, Joseph Folks Insurance Group, True Sport Care and All Round Foods.

Race organizers were happy that they will once again be able to turn over a significant sum of money from the race proceeds to Better Understanding of Life in Africa (BULA), as BULA’s Melissa and Tom Fricke once again went far beyond what a race beneficiary normally does, including providing some great hot food to go with the beer, heroes, pastries provided by All Round Foods and other refreshments. A major cash donation will also be made to the Patchogue-Medford Youth and Community Services to support their mission “to provide support, strength and opportunity for positive growth to youth, their families and the community through education, recreation, intervention and outreach.”

New this year: a donation will also be made to the Seatuck Environmental Association and the great work it is doing to promote the conservation of Long Island’s wildlife and environment.

This once-a-year day for the Long Island running community at the Blue Point Brewery was once again something really special. The rain had stopped by the time the race started, and the temperature drop pretty much held off for the next two hours. The course was flat and fast, and the Club managed to adjust in advance to avoid the flooding at one intersection.

—Submitted by the
Greater Long Island Running Club


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