Nassau County Executive Edward P. Manganotoday joinedLegislator Rose Walker,andRXR Realty Chief Executive Officer Scott Rechler,in the Ceremonial Chambers at theTheodore Roosevelt Executiveand LegislativeBuildingin Mineola,to announce the2013RXR Long Island MarathonWeekend, which willbe heldFriday, May 3rdthroughSunday, May 5th.The Long Island Marathon has grown to include afull andhalf marathon, 10K, 5K, 1-mile run, andKids Fun Run.
“The Long Island Marathon isone oftheIsland’s mostexcitingevents, andI am pleased to once againteam up withthe community of runnersand RXRforthe 2013 Long IslandMarathon,”said County Executive Mangano.“As part of our FitNassau Initiative,Iencourageeveryonetouse this opportunity tobecome physically activeandparticipateinone of the races during themarathon, whether they choose to train for the 5K race or the full marathon.”
“RXR is very proud to once again partner with Nassau County in sponsoring this year's Long Island Marathon,” said RXR Realty Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Scott Rechler. “The Marathon weekend is not only a great athletic and community event, it is also a contributor to both the Long Island and Nassau County economies. As we all continue to recover from the significant impact of Sandy, we can look forward to a Marathon weekend of outdoor activities that brings thousands of runners and their families to the center of Nassau County.”
The festivitiesbeginon Friday, May 3rdat 3:00 p.m. witha vendor expo at Mitchel Athletic Complex,followed bythe Main Event “Carbohydration”Pasta Party at 6:30 p.m.courtesy ofthe MainEvent Restaurant and Sports Bar.
The races begin onSaturday, May 4th,withthe 1-mile runstartingat 8:00a.m. Shortly thereafter, the 5K commencesat8:30 a.m. Boththe 1-mile and the 5Kraces start on Charles Lindbergh Blvd. and finish at MitchelAthletic Complex. The last race of the day,The Kids Fun Run,will begin at 10:30 a.m.on the Mitchel track.
On Sunday, May 5th,the marathon, half marathon and 10Kwill take place.All participants willassembleat the starting line on Charles Lindbergh Blvd. for an 8:00 a.m. start. The races all offer the competitors a course with varying scenery and the opportunity to see prominent Nassau County buildings such asRXR’s Omni Building, Museum Row, the Mitchel Athletic Complex, andthe Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
Unlimited spectator viewing areas throughout the course give family and friends the chance to offermoral support during the run. The sponsors for the 2013RXR LI Marathon are:WABC-TV, Newsday, Long Island McDonalds Operators,UPS,WALK FM,Snapple,Jonas Chiropractic,The Main Event Restaurantand All Round Foods.
Advanced registrationis availableby mail until April 15thoronline untilApril 28th. Registration this year is already up 10%. Costsare as follows: Full Marathon $67; Half Marathon $57; 10K $37; 5K $32; 1-mile $19. Late registration will be acceptedonMay 3rdand4thduringthe Marathon Expofor an additionalfee. For any additional information or to register, pleasevisit:www.thelimarathon.com,or call:(516) 986-5537.
About RXR Realty
RXR Realty LLC (“RXR”) is a vertically integrated, private real estate company with expertise in investment management, property management, development, design, construction, leasing and financing. RXR’s core growth strategy is focused on New York City and the surrounding tri-state area markets. RXR Realty is one of the largest owners, managers, and developers in the Tri-State Area with interests in approximately $5.6 billion of assets, comprised of 107 operating properties containing approximately 18.0 million square feet. For more information about RXR, visitwww.rxrrealty.com.