06/18/17 8:34am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO They're off! The start of Saturday's38th annual Shelter Island 10K.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO They’re off! The start of Saturday’s 38th annual Shelter Island 10K.

The 38th annual Shelter Island 10K attracted nearly 2,000 athletes Saturday competing under overcast skies, temperatures in the mid-70s and thick, humid air, which took its toll on some runners over the 6.2-mile circuit of the Island. (more…)

06/14/17 9:14am

A scene from the Shelter Island 10K. (Credit: Shelter Island Reporter, file photo)

Shelter Island’s premier sporting event is set for Saturday.

The gun will sound  to get runners and walkers on the move for the 38th annual Shelter Island 10K/5K Run/Walk at 5:30 p.m. The 38th annual 10K/5K Run/Walk on Saturday will have two major focuses this year. One is to give serious runners a heightened sense of competition by the 10K partnering with two other historic races in the region as part of a “Grand Prix.” The second goal is to kick up the after-race party several notches, making it the capstone of a day of joy and excitement for all ages.

“We want to make it a family fun day,” said Julie O’Neil-Bliss, marketing director for the race, “as well as enhancing the race for runners.” (more…)

05/11/16 6:07am
Our reporter taking at least three of her training tips: Good sneakers, check. Comfortable attire, check. No headphones, check.

Our reporter taking at least three of her training tips: Good sneakers, check. Comfortable attire, check. No headphones, check.

Considering running the 37th annual Shelter Island 10K, which takes place June 18?

Here are some tips from our reporter Rachel Young, who is training for her first 10K, the New York Mini, in Manhattan’s Central Park.

If interested, you can register for the Shelter Island race here.

Twenty-two.

That’s the staggering number of marathons my father had completed by the time he was 40 — and it only took him a decade to accomplish the feat.

Me? I took up running as a child, belonged to my high school’s track and field team and have participated in a number of 5Ks. But it wasn’t until this year, at age 30, that I decided to push myself further by registering for a 10K.

Why did I do it? Mostly, I was tired of wistfully saying “Maybe one day” whenever my sister-in-law encouraged me to sign up for whatever race she was running that month. I’m sure she was sick of it, too.

Finally saying yes to running 6.2 miles has been both frightening and empowering. In the course of two months of training, I’ve pushed myself mentally and physically in ways I previously shied away from. In doing so, I’ve learned that — hey! — I’m stronger than I thought. (more…)