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The second heat of runners, which began at (Credit: Amanda Douville)

The second heat of runners, which began at 8 a.m., eagerly awaits the start of the 27th annual Bethpage Ocean to Sound Relay. The race started at Jones Beach State Park and ended at Oyster Bay's Long Island Rail Road station. (Sept. 23, 2012)

27th annual Bethpage Ocean to Sound Relay

More than 1,000 runners participated in the 27th annual Bethpage Ocean to Sound Relay.

Runners of the first heat, which began at
(Credit: Amanda Douville)

Runners of the first heat, which began at 7:00 a.m., line up at the starting line to begin the 27th annual Bethpage Ocean to Sound Relay, a race that benefits the Long Island Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. (Sept. 23, 2012)

Runners of the first heat eagerly await the
(Credit: Amanda Douville)

Runners of the first heat eagerly await the start of the 27th annual Bethpage Ocean to Sound Relay. The race began at Jones Beach State Park and ended at Oyster Bay's Long Island Rail Road station. (Sept. 23, 2012)

Participating members from the Northport Running Club dressed
(Credit: Amanda Douville)

Participating members from the Northport Running Club dressed in Hawaiian attire for the 27th annual Bethpage Ocean to Sound Relay. (Sept. 23, 2012)

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The second heat of runners, which began at
(Credit: Amanda Douville)

The second heat of runners, which began at 8 a.m., eagerly awaits the start of the 27th annual Bethpage Ocean to Sound Relay. The race started at Jones Beach State Park and ended at Oyster Bay's Long Island Rail Road station. (Sept. 23, 2012)

The first heat of runners in the 27th
(Credit: Amanda Douville)

The first heat of runners in the 27th annual Bethpage Ocean to Sound Relay started at 7 a.m. as the sun began to rise over the horizon at Jones Beach State Park. The 50-mile race concluded at Oyster Bay's Long Island Rail Road station. (Sept. 23, 2012)

William Boylan-Pett, 30, of New York City, is
(Credit: Amanda Douville)

William Boylan-Pett, 30, of New York City, is first overall to cross the finish line as anchor for Team Katie A, which placed first in the men's division with a time of 4:29:04 at the 27th annual Bethpage Ocean to Sound Relay. (Sept. 23, 2012)

Peter Hawkins, of Malverne, completed the entire 50-mile
(Credit: Amanda Douville)

Peter Hawkins, of Malverne, completed the entire 50-mile Bethpage Ocean to Sound Relay. It was his third time competing in the relay. (Sept. 23, 2012)

The first leg of runners from the second
(Credit: Amanda Douville)

The first leg of runners from the second heat ran 6 miles mostly along the bicycle path of the Jones Beach Causeway during the 27th annual Bethpage Ocean to Sound Relay. (Sept. 23, 20120)

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