For the first time ever there will be Race Week Kick-Off Run prior to the annual RXR Long Island Marathon, Nassau Executive Edward Mangano said late last month.
The Nassau Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums has worked with RXR Long Island Marathon Weekend production staff to come up with a new 5K Course that finishes at the official RXR Long Island Marathon Weekend finish line in Eisenhower Park in East Meadow. The new 5K race will take place on April 24.
Registrants of the 2016 RXR Long Island Marathon Weekend Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K Race have been invited to take part in this all new event for free. Individuals must be registered for the 2016 Marathon, Half Marathon or 10K Race before registering for the Race-week Kick-Off Run. Pre-registration for Kick-Off Run is required for complimentary race entry. Advanced registration is required and is available until April 18.
A finish line festival awaits Kick-Off Run finishers and offers a mini-preview of what RXR Long Island Marathon Weekend will have to offer.
The 2016 RXR Long Island Marathon Weekend begins with the Sports and Fitness Expo on April 29. All of the Long Island Marathon Weekend events take place in the area of Eisenhower Park and the Mitchel Athletic Complex in Uniondale.
On April 30, 1 Milers, and 5K runners will start on Charles Lindbergh Boulevard and finish on the 1998 Goodwill Games world-record-setting track inside the Mitchel Athletic Complex.
On May 1, Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K Participants start together on Charles Lindbergh Boulevard behind Nassau Coliseum and will finish together inside Eisenhower Park before spending the afternoon at the Finish Line Festival, which will feature refreshments and live music.
For more information and to register for the Race-Week Kick-Off Run, visit Run-li.com/kickoff. For more information and to register for the 2016 RXR Long Island Marathon, visit Thelimarathon.com.