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Long Island triathlons, biathlons and charity walks

Sen. Chuck Schumer hugs Stacy Brennan from Stacys

Sen. Chuck Schumer hugs Stacy Brennan from Stacys Warriors at the 2016 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5k at Jones Beach. Photo Credit: Chris Mongomery

For a true test of endurance and fitness, many athletes like to challenge themselves with a swim-bike-run triathlon, or even a run-bike-run duathlon. Long Island has some competive races to choose from.

And for those who want to help a good cause and stay fit, too, a number of charity walks are coming up this summer as well.


SMITH POINT SPRINT TRIATHLON, Smith Point County Park, County Road 46, Shirley, 500-meter swim, 16k bike, 5k run. Fee See website. Date 6:50 a.m. Aug. 13.

RUNNER’S EDGE TOWN OF OYSTER BAY TRIATHLON, Theodore Roosevelt Park, West End Avenue, Oyster Bay, 516-349-7646, Half-mile swim, 15k bike, 5k run. (Event for ages 8-13 9:15 a.m. Aug. 26.) Fee See website. Date 7 a.m., Aug. 27.

MIGHTY HAMPTONS TRIATHLON, Sag Harbor, 1.5k swim, 40k bike, 10k run. Fee See website. Date 6:40 a.m. Sept. 10.

UJA-FEDERATION AQUA RUN RACE AGAINST POVERTY, Tobay Beach, Ocean Parkway, Massapequa, 516-762-5857, 800-meter swim, 3-mile run. Also, 3-mile walk/run. Benefits UJA-Federation. Fee See website. Date 8:30 a.m. Sept. 17

MIGHTYMAN HALF IRON AND OLYMPIC DISTANCE TRIATHLON, Fort Pond, Montauk, Half iron: 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run. Olympic: 1.5k swim, 40k bike, 10k run. Fee See website. Date 6:50 a.m. Oct. 1.

MIGHTYMAN MONTAUK SPRINT TRIATHLON, Fort Pond, Montauk, 631-259-4516, 750-meter swim, 17k bike, 5k run. Fee See website. Date 6:30 a.m. Oct. 1.

BRANDS CYCLE AND FITNESS FALL DUATHLON, Cedar Creek Park, 3340 Merrick Rd., Seaford, 516-442-0117, 1.1-mile run, 11-mile bike, 1.1-mile run. Fee See website. Date 8:30 a.m. Oct. 7.



BLADDER CANCER AWARENESS WALK, Center for Science Teaching and Learning, 1450 Tanglewood Rd., Rockville Centre, 516-369-2376, Walk on trails; games, face-painting, animals, snacks. Fee $25, $10 children. Date 12:30 p.m. May 21.

CONGENITAL HEART WALK, east pavilion, Sunken Meadow State Park, Kings Park, 516-355-8475, Benefits congenital heart causes. Just under 3 miles. Register 9 a.m. Fee Donations accepted; $8 parking. Date 10 a.m. May 21.

GREAT STRIDES FOR CYSTIC FIBROSIS 5K WALK, Indian Island Park, Riverhead, 516-827-1290, (This walk, normally held in Westhampton Beach, is in Riverhead in 2017.) Register 9 a.m. Kids activities, food. Fee Donations accepted. Date 10 a.m. June 4.

GREAT STRIDES FOR CYSTIC FIBROSIS 3K WALK, wildlife center, 249 Buckley Rd., Holtsville, 516-827-1290, Register 9 a.m. Fee Donations accepted, $5 parking. Date 10 a.m. June 11.

TAKE STEPS LONG ISLAND FOR CROHN’S AND COLITIS, Belmont Lake State Park, North Babylon, 516-222-5530, Fundraiser; music, food, kids activities, educational materials; 11:30 a.m. registration. Fee See website. Date 1 p.m. June 11.

WEST END 5K WALK FOR ALZHEIMER’S AND FALL FESTIVAL, Marjorie R. Post Community Park, Merrick Road, Massapequa, 631-820-8068, Benefits Alzheimer’s disease center; register 8:30 a.m., noon festival, lunch. Fee Donations accepted. Date 11 a.m. Sept. 9.

WALK NOW FOR AUTISM SPEAKS, Field 5, Jones Beach State Park, Wantagh, 631-521-7853,; 3 miles. Fee Donations accepted. Date 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 1.


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