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

The LIRRC Presents The Last Race of 2016

Santa 5K

December 18, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Santa 5K Application


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.


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.

Membership & 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.




The Board of Directors & Officers of the LIRRC have posted the 2017 Schedule! Please check it out on the "Schedule" link..You spoke, and we listened....and we hope you will be happy with the Expanded Wednesday Night Series!....Next up.....LIRRC hosts our Annual Membership Meeting at the SAC in Eisenhower Park on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 7 pm. This is your chance to meet the Board of Directors, ask questions, volunteer, and pose questions. Refreshments will be served. The SAC is the white building just off the park entrance on Merrick Road. Make your 1st right after entering the park, a left toward the ballfield, and a right into the parking lot. See you there! Our next race is the Santa 5K on December 18th....Those who pre-register are eligible for a $50. Visa Card to be raffled off at the race! Jim Ferguson must receive your race application by December 10th!...Race apps are located on the web site, and will also be e-mailed to you. We are all set for the LIRRC Social, so save the date! Saturday, February 11th, 2017      6 pm to 10 pm at the Knights of Columbus @ 186 Jericho Turnpike, Mineola. Flyers and prices will be sent out soon! This is a great time to renew your membership in LIRRC! Bob Patterson has posted the 2017 Application to this web site, and our fees (always the most reasonable on Long Island) will stay the same. Your support has allowed us to plan a great 2017 Schedule, so take a moment to renew now! Continue to check the web site for updates, and check your e-mails. If you are not getting updates and newsletters, it is possible that we do not have you correct e-mail address. Drop us a line using the "Contact Us" link on the web site.


                                       The Long Island Road Runners

                                         East Meadow, New York 11554


                                           Club Hotline: 516-569-4959


                                          INTERIM VICE PRESIDENT / TREASURER - JIM FERGUSON

                                                             PUBLIC RELATIONS – MICHAEL OGAZON
                                                                   CLUB COUNSEL – JIM THORNTON

                                                              RECORDING SECRETARY  – PETER CIRONA              

                                                                           AT LARGE - DAVE PHILIPPI  

                                                                          AT LARGE – MARIE BREWER


           2016 LIRRC RACE OFFICIALS


                                                         RACE DIRECTOR - FRED HASLETT

                                                     ASSISTANT RACE DIRECTOR - PETER CIRONA
                                                            RACE OFFICIAL -
                                                               RACE TIMER - BILL REITZ

                                                      NEWSLETTER EDITOR - MARCI YOUNG


                                                         LIRRC 2016 RACE TEAMS


                                        MEN’S TEAM CAPTAINS – DAVE FRISONE & BILL SCHROEDER

                                                           WOMEN’S TEAM CAPTAINMARIE BREWER








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:




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






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