Saturday, February 28, 2015

March Races and LIRunning News

Today the winter thaw begins! Temperatures will rise above freezing all this week! It may get messy, but it's the first step to putting this all behind us. We'll be running in our shorts in no time!

The March RaceCalendar is heating up. Let's get ready for spring.

IslandRunning has two new races in March. One in Bellmore and the other in Westhampton
March 21st One Voice One Message One Run 5K  Bellmore
March 22nd FRNCA 5K, Westhampton
March 22nd  May the Road Rise Up to Meet Ye 5K Patchougue

 April Race Calendar                  May Race Calendar

Race Directors: Confirm your races List your race for free at  Send me a photo of the start of last years race and I may place it here! We welcome all Long Island Races. Send to  is updated daily.

Our Race Results page is updated weekly with the latest results as they are posted. We back up our most complete calendar with the most complete results. If there is a race you don't see, let us know about it!

                        LIRunning is now on Google Communities!

LIRunning on Facebook

We have just reached our 2000th member here at Island Running. We are the biggest Facebook group on Long Island devoted to running. I started this group so that Long Island Runners can share their running experiences, make new running friends, share races, and promote running.
I'm very pleased with the way this has grown and how the Long Island Running Network continues to be the leading source of information on Long Island Running. Thank you for your continued participation as we spread the word about running here on Long Island.
And our page for the East End:

We hope to see our group at Google do as well! and the Long Island Running Network

Friday, February 20, 2015

Deep Freeze! How are you handling it?

Timing in deep freeze! How is everyone dealing with these single digit temperatures? I can't wait till spring.
Please comment and participate in our new blog!
Still some February races left.
And March is almost here!

ItsYourRace-LIRunning for online registration:

Plus we've added a google group for to expand and better communicate with our Long Island Running friends. Join up and share with your friends. We'll be posting Long Island Running News on a regular basis!
LIRunning on Google

See you there!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

LIRunning Blog Directory

This blog is being created to work with the LIRunning website, our E Newsletter and  Island Running on Facebook. By adding a blog, I hope to make this more interactive and become an open forum for Long Island Runners.  We just added LIRunning to the Google Community:

Links to this blog will be eventually be placed on all our websites and newsletters so that you can comment. Here is our directory:

We are Island Running on Facebook     ItsYourRace LIRunning Calendar and online registration.

Updated Daily! Visit often!

Race Results

February  Cold, snow, ice, but we still run!

March Includes new races for Bellmore and Westhampton!

April  Spring is in full swing!

May is one of the top three running months of the year.

June calendar is being worked on now!

Find Long Island Races at: ItsYourRace LIRunning

Race Directors: List your race for free at  Send me a photo of the start of last years race and I may place it here! We welcome all Long Island Races. Send Photo's to

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

LIRunning: LIRunning Blog

LIRunning: LIRunning Blog: was founded and maintained by Robert Anastasio as a labor of love and for the main purpose of giving back to his sport. I'...

LIRunning Blog was founded and maintained by Robert Anastasio as a labor of love and for the main purpose of giving back to his sport. I've watched from a far (a far way back) as Rob won races. I've watched while leading a race with a camera crew as he and Bob Nugent battled it out at the Southampton 8K back in (I'm guessing) 1994. Nugent won that one, but Bob made him work for it. I've followed from the middle of the pack in many "Ralph Runs" ( Ralph Epifanio, Islandwide Runner). Those were the days! 
The internet was in its infancy back then. I founded the East End Road and Trail Runners Club with a mailed newsletter, while Rob was spearheading LIRunning to the internet. When Ralph closed Islandwide Runner, Rob was missioned to continue the cause on the internet, while I was to attempt to continue the magazine under a different name. Not an easy task, very time consuming and expensive. I dropped the project. I took to the internet to promote the club. We expanded and right as we were forming Island Running, Rob E-mailed me. He moved to Massachusetts. Would I be interested in taking over the site? Well here we are!  Many thanks to Rob Anastasio for his insight and the many years of dedication to the Long Island Running Family. I am proud to continue in his footsteps. Hope I can keep up.
Bob Beattie, Island Running