Lots of runners from Levittown were among the more than 400 runners who were on hand at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Middle School to participate in the 13th annual edition of the Heart & Sole 5 Kilometer Run to benefit Northwell Health System’s Plainview and Syosset Hospitals. The run was held on Sunday morning, July 17.
Three runners from Levittown were among the award winners in the Run. Daniel Joseph took home the third place award in the 55-59 age group with a finishing time of 23 minutes flat. Kaitlyn Wiener was the second place finisher in the women’s 25-29 age group, crossing the finish line in 25 minutes, 54 seconds. Maria Fucella won second place honors in the women’s 55-59 age group, scoring in 28 minutes, 56 seconds.
The run was once again a cooperative venture between the Greater Long Island Running Club and the staffs of Plainview Hospital and Syosset Hospital. Thanks go to Michael Fener, the Executive Director of Northwell Health System’s Plainview and Syosset Hospitals, and Dr. Alan Mensch, Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs at Plainview and Syosset Hospitals, for making the event a reality again this year, and to Ric & Kathy DiVeglio, who handled race management chores for the Greater Long Island Running Club.