Posts Tagged ‘Montauk’

Race With Meb Keflezighi At Shelter Island 10K Run

Shelter Island 10K Run

The Shelter Island 10K Run (Photo: BEVERLEA WALZ/ Shelter Island Reporter)

Want a chance to run with 2014 Boston Marathon winner Meb Keflezighi? Head to the 35th annual Shelter Island 10K Run on Saturday, June 21, 2014. The Olympic silver medalist and New York City Marathon champion will be racing in the quiet Long Island town known for summer vacation.

Boston Marathon winner Meb Keflezighi will race the Shelter Island 10K Race

Boston Marathon Winner Meb Keflezighi (Photo: Courtesy of Shelter Island 10K Run)

The Shelter Island Run includes the scenic 10K race and 5K Fun Walk with a pre-sunset start time of 5:30 p.m. Runners are treated to harbor and bay views on the rural island where the speed limit is 35 m.p.h.

In addition to running the race, Marathon Meb will speak at the Shelter Island High School and attend the pre-race Pasta Buffet and Post Race Party, which includes live music, dancing, a free BBQ dinner for runners and a cash bar.

Fans of ABC’s Revenge, this might be a run for you. Shelter Island is a sleepy vacation spot at the farthest reaches of Long Island sandwiched between North Fork wine country and the tony Hamptons made famous nationwide once again by the show. In short, it’s surrounded by beaches, bays, vineyards and summer-vacation land on all sides.

As a Manhattanite, I’ve spent my fair share of time in the Hamptons, Montauk, Sag Harbor and environs. But Shelter Island is a cozy hamlet that reminds me of lazy summer days of yore, when all I needed was a bathing suit and an ice cream cone. With five town beaches and loads of other activities like biking, boating, kayaking and hiking in the 2,039-acre Mashomack Preserve with 12 miles of coastline, it’s easy to spend a day or two there. Read the rest of this entry →

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04 2014

Race Report: Montauk Point Lighthouse Sprint Triathlon

Montauk Point Lighthouse Sprint Triathlon, swim bike run

The Montauk Point Lighthouse was the spectacular finish at the Montauk Point Lighthouse Sprint Triathlon. (Photo: United States Coast Guard)

The Montauk Point Lighthouse Sprint Triathlon on Sunday, July 21, 2013 was my third and, by far, most scenic triathlon. The race was a point-to-point course that served as a fundraiser for the Montauk Point Lighthouse, a National Historic Landmark and the oldest lighthouse in New York state, dating to 1796.

Montauk sits at the very tip of Long Island surrounded by Block Island Sound and the Atlantic Ocean. Starting with a swim in the sound, a bike course that toured triathletes around Lake Montauk and a run through a tree-lined state park, the Montauk Point Lighthouse Sprint Triathlon course put Montauk’s natural beauty on full display. Pair that with a finish beside the lighthouse at the top of Turtle Hill overlooking the sea, and you have a challenging but beautiful triathlon course.

I was tackling the race with my husband, Phil, who was doing his first triathlon. With my new bike in hand, I was ready to race.

Montauk Point Lighthouse Sprint Triathlon, swim, bike, run

With my new ride. (Photo: RunKarlaRun.com)

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07 2013

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