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Long Island Marathon Weekend plans announced

Volunteers along Merrick Avenue hold out cups of

Volunteers along Merrick Avenue hold out cups of liquid for runners to drink during the Long Island Marathon on May 6, 2012. Credit: Lou Minutoli

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano joined Legis. Rose Walker (R-Hicksville) and RXR Realty chief executive Scott Rechler on Friday to announce the 2013 RXR Long Island Marathon Weekend, May 3-5.

The marathon has grown to include a full and half-marathon, 10K, 5K, 1-mile run, and Kids Fun Run.

“The Long Island Marathon is one of the Island’s most exciting events, and I am pleased to once again team up with the community of runners and RXR,” Mangano said at his Mineola headquarters. “As part of our FitNassau Initiative, I encourage everyone to use this opportunity to become physically active and participate.”

Rechler of RXR, the event’s primary sponsor, said, “The Marathon weekend is not only a great athletic and community event, it is also a contributor to both the Long Island and Nassau County economies.”

The festivities will begin at 3 p.m. on May 3 with a vendor expo at the Mitchel Athletic Complex, followed by the Main Event “Carbohydration” Pasta Party at 6:30 p.m., courtesy of a local restaurant and sports bar.

The races begin on Saturday, May 4, with the 1-mile run starting at 8 a.m. The 5K starts at 8:30 a.m. Both the 1-mile and the 5K races start on Charles Lindbergh Boulevard and finish at Mitchel Athletic Complex. The last race of the day, The Kids Fun Run, will begin at 10:30 a.m. on the Mitchel track.

The marathon, half-marathon and 10K run take place Sunday, May 5.

Advanced registration is available by mail until April 15 or online until April 28. Costs are as follows: Full marathon $67; Half-marathon $57; 10K $37; 5K $32; 1-mile $19.
Late registration is possible for a fee. For additional information or to register, visit, or call 516-986-5537.


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