Terms and Conditions LIRRC Rules of Competition and Regulations New Race Fees and Other Changes President's Message Cell Phones For Soldiers
 

See Vice President's Message Below

Welcome to the Long Island Road Runners Club

The LIRRC has been serving runners for thirty-nine years with over 60 events a year in scenic Eisenhower Park.

 

The LIRRC is a member of USATF, and is governed by a Board of Directors, who are experienced runners.  Our mission is "To enhance our members' enjoyment of the sport of running, and to promote fitness through running."  The club is dedicated to promoting running and racing.  Members' ages range from teens through the 80s, with a variety of abilities and running backgrounds.

 

At the LIRRC, we emphasize safety first, in conjunction with the rules of competition to maintain fairness in our organized events.  We have developed these rules and procedures to ensure integrity and safety and a fair and impartial process.


Terms and Conditions

Once you have entered a race, your entry fees are non-exchangeable, non-transferable, and non-refundable, under any and all circumstances, including, but not limited to, cancellation of the event or of your participation, or change in the nature or format of the event.  An event may be cancelled or changed due to severe weather or other factors that threaten the safety of participants, staff or volunteers, or as mandated by park officials or otherwise at the discretion of the LIRRC Race Director.

All LIRRC races are capped at 250 participants.  To keep with USATF Registration Rules, registration will be closed 15 minutes before race time.  That means for Sunday races starting at 9 AM registration will close at 8:45 AM, and the Wednesday Night Summer Series 5K races starting at 7 PM registration will close at 6:45 PM.

NO EXCEPTIONS!!

Registration is in accordance with USATF registration rules.  These registration rules are common at other races, and are necessary because our races are predominately day-of-race, and all registrants have to be entered into the database prior to the race.  Please plan to arrive at the race allowing you sufficient time to register.  Your cooperation is appreciated.

LIRRC Rules of Competition and Regulations

  • 1.   Participants must be properly registered for each event and have their running bib fully visible at all times, preferably on the front of their torso.

  • 2.   For participants' safety and to satisfy insurance requirements, no in-line skates, baby joggers, baby strollers, bicycles, skateboards (any other type of wheeled device), or animals are permitted in LIRRC events.  The reason for this regulation is that their inclusion in races increases the potential for injury to race participants and children.

  • 3.   Participants in events at Eisenhower Park must stay within course boundaries, as designated by traffic cones, barriers, and/or other markings, at all times.  Failure to do so may result in disqualification and ineligibility for future LIRRC events.

  • 4.   The use of personal music devices is strongly discouraged at LIRRC races.  To enjoy all that our race has to offer and for the safety of all participants we encourage a headphone-free environment during the running of LIRRC races.  Plus race personnel will be on the course providing direction to help get you to the finish line, it is your responsibility for hearing the instructions given at the start line, finish line, and while on the course.

  • 5.   Anyone not officially registered for the event (Bandits) is prohibited from participating in any part of the race/event, including starting at the back of the race and/or joining the race while in progress.  No pacing of runners via bicycle or un-bibbed runners.  This will result in the disqualification of the runner being paced.

  • 6.   Runner safety has always been, and will continue to be, a top priority for our event.  Please be considerate of the other participants and pay attention to instructions given by the race personnel to ensure a safe and enjoyable race for everyone.

  • 7.   Runners should not be rude or offensive toward our race volunteers or other runners.

  • 8.   In the event you decide to drop out of the race, you are responsible to notify a race official and turn in your race bib tag or chip.  This will assist us in keeping track of race participants still on the course.

  • 9.   Violation of any of the above rules may result in your disqualification from the race and its benefits, and/or banning from future races and the forfeiture or non renewal of your individual or family membership.

  • 10.  The baggage coral is for the convenience of the runners.  Any items left in the coral are solely the responsibility of the runner.  The LIRRC is not responsible or liable for loss or damage of any items left there.

  • 11. The LIRRC reserves the right to reject any entry and to disqualify and bar any individual from any LIRRC event.  The rejection/disqualification may be based on, but is not limited to: violation of the aforementioned rules; unsportsmanlike conduct; non-payment of appropriate race fees (i.e. a non-member paying member fees); competing with an unofficial number; competing with an official number or chip assigned to another person; transferring or attempting to transfer an official number or chip to, or to obtain such number or chip from, another person; being paced during the race by a person not entered in the race; accepting assistance from non-race participants; crossing the finish line without having completed the entire course; and providing false information on the race entry form.  Individuals disqualified from a race will be removed from the race results and may be barred from future LIRRC events.  The LIRRC reserves the right to change the details of the race.



Race Fees 2016 Season

$15 Individual Membership
$20 Family Membership

$5 for club members
$12 for non-members
For family members, the fee will now be:
$5 for the first family member (same household), and $5 for each additional family member.
Our Youth's summer fun run fees will stay the same $1.


    Vice President's Message - Welcome To the 2016 LIRRC!

             We all have busy schedules with plenty of things to do. But I will ask you to take care of one thing – please take the time to join LIRRC or renew your membership today. It’s easy, and the details are on the application, which you will find on our website at WWW.LIRRC.ORG. Why join? Well, it’s a great way to support Long Island running, and it allows us to host our Wednesday Night Series, the Kid’s Fun Run that precedes the 5K, the refreshments and awards after every race….well, I could go on and on. The bottom line is….  joining LIRRC is an affordable way to get involved with your fellow runners, stay healthy, and save $7 a race on our Wednesday Night Series. There is no better deal in town.

             We all know that different clubs appeal to different people, but when it comes to running, its commonplace to join a number of clubs to support the sport. I’m personally a member of LIRRC, GLIRC and The New York Road Runners – all clubs that keep our sport in the forefront!

              To enhance your running experience with LIRRC, you might consider running on our race teams.

              Our Men’s Team is led by Captains Dave Frisone & Bill Schroeder, and our Women’s Team Captain is Marie Brewer.

              It’s not about being fast – it’s a group effort to score points for LIRRC as we compete against other clubs, and it’s a ton of fun.

              Injured? Late for registering? You can always volunteer your services at our races. From working the water stops to timing the runners at the 2-mile mark, we could always use your help!

              Fancy yourself a writer? Have something to offer or share? We could use contributions in our newsletter – (the one you are reading now). Running stories, results, favorite recipes –race results - we welcome any and all contributions in our newsletter enjoyed by all of our members.

              Finally, as the club moves forward, it becomes apparent that no matter what – it’s all about the running. So make sure you find the time to get out there and hit the track or trails, and enjoy the greatest sport in the world!

       GO TO LIRRC.ORG AND DOWNLOAD THE 2016 MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION. COMPLETE IT, AND MAKE SURE YOU PROVIDE US WITH A CURRENT E-MAIL ADDRESS. RETURN IT TO THE ADDRESS PROVIDED WITH YOUR MEMBERSHIP DUES. YOU WILL RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION BY E-MAIL, AND MEMBERSHIP CARD IF YOU REQUEST IT.

SUPPORT LONG ISLAND RUNNING-

JOIN LIRRC TODAY!

Jim Ferguson

Vice President & Treasurer

Long Island Road Runners Club

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Cell Phones For Soldiers

Throughout our country's history, there have been selfless people who have stepped up to answer America's call. Let us not forget our men and women in uniform, and let us always let them know they are appreciated for the sacrifices they and their families make for us. What can we do to show our support of our men and women in uniform? There are many ways, and the Long Island Road Runners Club has decided to partner with  the "Cell Phones for Soldiers" program. Each week at our races, a collection box will be available to collect old cell phones. This is a close-to-home cause, as former LIRRC President Fred Haslett's son, Sgt. 1st Class Fred "Rick" Haslett of the NC Army National Guard, was stationed in southern Baghdad, on his second deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Since his company's Internet connection was not free, Cell Phones For Soldiers kept SFC. Haslett and his fellow soldiers supplied with calling cards so calls home to loved ones were free.

 

Soldiers can pay as much as $5 per minute to call loved ones.  Our collection helps them stay in touch with loved ones.  Let's do our part.

 

God Bless our troops!

For more information, visit the Cell Phones for Soldiers website at:

 

http://cellphonesforsoldiers.com

 

The story of these two youths who started this program is inspiring.


 

 


 

 

 

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The 2016 LITF RACE CALENDAR

 

 

 

 

 

 


Upcoming Events

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 Wednesday June 22, 2016 First Summer Series 5K

   
    

 


 




 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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