2018 Long Island Mile 

 

If we could call one race a "home meet," it would be the The HOKA ONE ONE Long Island Mile. Directed by our own Kyle Merber and hosted just down the road (well... just over the Whitestone bridge and down the Long Island Expressway), we love this meet for its lively fans, star-studded fields and fast races. 

In its 4th year, The Long Island Mile is moving to a new venue, Bayshore High School. The action starts on Wednesday, September 5th at 7pm with community races and the professional heats starting at 8:30pm. All are welcome to race their heat and then watch the elites (sign up here). For fans at home, RunnerSpace.com will be offering a FREE LIVE Broadcast of the races. 

 
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This year's fields are STACKED and include some of your favorite NJNYTC runners. On the men's side, Graham Crawford and Colby Alexander are returning for the second and third time, respectively. Rob Napolitano will make his first Long Island Mile appearance. 

On the women's side, Ce'Aira Brown and Danielle Aragon are new comers to the Long Island Mile. Stephanie Schappert returns for the second year with the distinction of "best handwritten bib of 2016" on her resume. 

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When I race the LI mile every year, I look forward to PRing and getting the best pizza in the world. I’ve only ever gotten the pizza, but this year I’m getting both.
— Colby Alexander
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I joined NJNY this time last year and remember following the race with the thrill of a new adventure ahead. I was touched by the way the running community celebrated David Torrence and eager to be a part of it. Kyle does a great job putting the race on and I’m super excited to be a part of the field.
— Danielle Aragon
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I’ve thought about running this race for a long time =. I’ve attended as a fan for years and always told myself that I could be out there one day running with those guys. It’s great to come full circle now and be a part of this event. I’m really looking forward to it! #itsONlongisland
— Rob Napolitano
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Every detail from the host families, to the hand written bibs, to the incredible fans makes the Long Island Mile one of my favorite races of the season.
— Stephanie Schappert aka "Lil Sis"
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