Runners hosting 42nd annual championship race June 2

Photo Credit: Stephen Cipot; The New Hyde Park-Mineola Runners Club Finalizes Plans for its 42nd Annual U.S.A. Track & Field Long Island Division’s 8K Championship Race/Community Event

The New Hyde Park-Mineola Runners Club 2019 race committee met at Tully Park to finalize plans for their 42nd annual race and community event scheduled for June 2 at the Denton Avenue Middle School.

The Runners Club is a non-profit organization of volunteers dedicated to improving their community.  They organize the annual U.S.A. Track & Field Long Island Division’s 8K Championship Race, which has individual and team scoring for T&F members.

Race proceeds support the event and several community-based organizations.

The Runners’ main charity is the Nassau County Firefighter Operation Wounded Warrior program, which provides benefits above what the military and VA offer.

In 2018,
the Runners helped raise funds and assisted in delivering 60 IPads, 10 PCs, and two packed U-Hauls to wounded soldiers at Walter Reid, Camp Lejeune, and Fort Bragg. The Runners have donated over $40,000 to this vital firefighter program.

The Runners support local Boy Scout Troops 298 and 544. Scouts who volunteer at the event receive credit for community service, and the club donates to their troops. The club also supports para-athletes and special needs athletes.  It is working to fund a greater program to allow more para-athletes to participate and compete at no fee, or a reduced fee.

In 2018 the Town of North Hempstead recognized the New Hyde Park-Mineola Running Club as an outstanding organization for its dedication to L.I. racing and community service.

The 42nd Annual LI Championship 8K Race/Community Event is Sunday, June 2, at the Denton Avenue School, located at 1050 Denton Ave. in New Hyde Park.

For information on how to become a sponsor, volunteer, and learn about the club, contact Harold Axelrod at or Stephen Cipot at
Visit the Runners Club’s website


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