New York > Jack Dowling Half Marathon
Sunday, April 5, 2009
You'll get to know your fellow competitors in the Long Island Road
Runners Club's Jack Dowling Half Marathon, one of New York's smallest
road race events -- the 2007 running of the event saw 34 runners cross
the finish line in East Meadow's Eisenhower Park. Fast, flat and a
relatively quick race (the last few finishers took just over 2 1/2
hours to complete the race), the course takes runners through the city
streets of East Meadow, through and around the park and along the
city's neighborhood areas.
Open to runners, walkers and wheelchair participants, the race is
considered an excellent tune-up run for the Long Island Marathon
& Half Marathon, which takes place in May.
Weather & Climate
Long Island weather conditions can still be quite cold in late April,
though temperatures are often ideal for running, as April temperatures
in the area average between 40°F and 55°F. Rainfall is
possible, as East Meadow averages about 4 inches of precipitation
during the month.
$4 for LIRRC members
$7 for non-members
Day-of-race registration only, at the Field House located behind the
tennis courts, near parking area #2 in Eisenhower Park.
Review This Race
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