Plainview Runners Start Race Series

Howard Kestenbaum (center) is presented with his award by series co-director Larry Kurtzman (left) and Jon DeGorter of Jonas Chiropractic

Plainview runners Shari Klarfeld, Heather Sciara, Dane Sidi, Greg Bonda-Riva, Kathy Neuman, Jason Geller, David Schwartz, Kimberly Schwartz and Howard Kestenbaum each successfully completed the first race in the 2016 Jonas Chiropractic Run Nassau Series of races. This 4-mile race was held at Nickerson Beach Park on May 26.

Klarfeld, who is one of Long Island’s top female runners, was the second woman overall to finish the race, scoring in 25 minutes, 48 seconds, to earn first-place honors in the women’s 35-39 age group.

Meanwhile, Sciara finished in 35:08, Sidi finished in 36:06, Bonda-Riva finished in 39:53, Neuman finished in 42:25, Schwartz finished in 53:13, while his daughter Kimberly finished in 53:16 to take first place among the women in the 15-19 age group and Kestenbaum, at age 84 and the oldest participant in the race, finished in 1:25:40 to take home the first place award in the 80-plus age group.

The Jonas Chiropractic Series is a collaborative effort among Nassau County and its Parks Department, the Greater Long Island Running Club and Jonas Chiropractic. The Nickerson Beach race was the first of the Series of summer Thursday evening races at various Nassau County Parks, which will continue with a five mile run at Cedar Creek Park on June 16, a 5-kilometer run at the Old Bethpage Village Restoration on June 23 and a 4-mile run at Eisenhower Park on July 14.

“We are thrilled to be working with Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, Nassau County Commissioner of Parks Recreation and Museums Brian Nugent, and all the dedicated Nassau Parks staff,” said Larry Kurtzman of the Greater Long Island Running Club, also a Plainview resident, who serves as the co-director of the Run Nassau Series. “We have some outstanding parks here in Nassau County and the Jonas Chiropractic Series is a great way o bring them to the attention of local runners.”

Runners can call to sign up for any of the remaining races in the Jonas Chiropractic Series. Call Mike or Linda at the Greater Long Island Running Club office at 516-349-7646 for information.


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