Runners Set To Flock To Plainview

Race director Karen Schackner of the Greater Long Island Running Club (left) joins with Holly Jonas (center) and Steve Jonas to invite runners to support the 2017 Aspire 10K Run and the FORCE organization that the Run benefits.

Registration is now open for the Jonas Chiropractic Sports Injury Care 40th annual Aspire 10 Kilometer Run, and runners and walkers from across Long Island and beyond are cordially invited to to be part of this milestone event. The run will take place on Saturday, April 1, starting and finishing at the H.B. Mattlin Middle School in Plainview, with the starting horn going off at 8:30 a.m.

Hosted by the Greater Long Island Running Club, the run is Long Island’s oldest continuously held 10 Kilometer race. It will once again be the 10 Kilometer Championship event for the Long Island Association of USA Track & Field.

The run will once again be utilizing the traditional challenging but fair course through the roads of Plainview and Old Bethpage, starting and finishing at the middle school on Washington Avenue.

Race director Karen Schackner said that a portion of the net proceeds of the 2017 run will be set aside for FORCE (Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered), whose mission is to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by hereditary breast, ovarian and related cancers.

FORCE accomplishes its mission by creating awareness, supplying information and support, advocating for and supporting research, and working with the research and medical communities to help people dealing with hereditary cancers. One hundred percent of any donation in excess of all runners’ entry fees will go to FORCE.

In addition to title sponsor Jonas Chiropractic Sports Injury Care, the event has the support of The Runner’s Edge running and multi-sport specialty store Mizuno in Farmingdale, as well as the support of the Town of Oyster Bay and town’s Department of Parks.

Every entrant will receive one long-sleeve Jonas Chiropractic Sports Injury Care Aspire 10K Run commemorative shirts. There will be free pre-race and post-race ART soft tissue treatment courtesy of Jonas Chiropractic Sports Injury Care.

Holly Jonas of Jonas Chiropractic is personally much involved in supporting FORCE, and urges everyone to support the ASPIRE Run and FORCE.

“Today we know of genes related to various cancers, including breast cancer, ovarian cancer, melanoma, pancreatic cancer and prostate cancer,” she said. “Tomorrow, with the help of the FORCE organization, the list will grow and with it the power to control our lives. If it were not for research and outreach regarding cancer genes, my own story could well have been a tragic one, and there are many more lives that can be saved through continued research and education.”

Online registration for the run and printable applications are available at For more information, call the Greater Long Island Running Club office at 516-349-7646.

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