Shelter Island 10K To Celebrate Its 40th Year This Weekend By Honoring Some Of The Country's Best Runners - 27 East

Shelter Island 10K To Celebrate Its 40th Year This Weekend By Honoring Some Of The Country’s Best Runners

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Olympic silver medalist and 2014 Boston Marathon winner Meb Keflezighi has been a regular at the Shelter Island 10K as well. CAILIN RILEY

Olympic silver medalist and 2014 Boston Marathon winner Meb Keflezighi has been a regular at the Shelter Island 10K as well. CAILIN RILEY

Kyle Heffner, left, Tony Sandoval, and Benji Durden at the steps of the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. during President Jimmy Carter's address to the nation July, 4, 1980. All three, along with their Olympic teammates, received their Gold Medals of Achievement from Congress that day. Heffner and Durden will be at this Saturday's race.

Kyle Heffner, left, Tony Sandoval, and Benji Durden at the steps of the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. during President Jimmy Carter's address to the nation July, 4, 1980. All three, along with their Olympic teammates, received their Gold Medals of Achievement from Congress that day. Heffner and Durden will be at this Saturday's race.

Cliff Clark in 1987.

Cliff Clark in 1987.

The start of the 10K in 1988.

The start of the 10K in 1988.

The start of the 1991 Shelter Island 10K.

The start of the 1991 Shelter Island 10K.

Volunteers have been a big reason why the race has been so successful.

Volunteers have been a big reason why the race has been so successful.

Volunteers have been a big reason why the race has been so successful.

Volunteers have been a big reason why the race has been so successful.

Just prior to the start of the inaugurak Shelter Island 10K in 1980. The prestigous race is entering its 40th year this weekend.

Just prior to the start of the inaugurak Shelter Island 10K in 1980. The prestigous race is entering its 40th year this weekend.

The start of the 1984 Shelter Island 10K.

The start of the 1984 Shelter Island 10K.

Dr. Frank Adipietro, one of the co-directors of the race, along with his wife, Mary Ellen, in 2002.

Dr. Frank Adipietro, one of the co-directors of the race, along with his wife, Mary Ellen, in 2002.

Cliff Clark, who helped create the Shelter Island 10K, in 2003.

Cliff Clark, who helped create the Shelter Island 10K, in 2003.

From left to right, Cliff Clark, Jack Faith, Suffolk County Executive Peter Cohalan, John Strode and Janice Olsen. Some time in the early 1980s, Cohalan had a proclamation declaring Shelter Island Run Day.  Clark, Faith and Strode are the race's co-founders.

From left to right, Cliff Clark, Jack Faith, Suffolk County Executive Peter Cohalan, John Strode and Janice Olsen. Some time in the early 1980s, Cohalan had a proclamation declaring Shelter Island Run Day. Clark, Faith and Strode are the race's co-founders.

A "wall" of dog tags from fallen soldiers that will be set up near the Shelter Island American Legion to honor members of the military who lost their lives, including Shelter Island's own Joey Theinert.

A "wall" of dog tags from fallen soldiers that will be set up near the Shelter Island American Legion to honor members of the military who lost their lives, including Shelter Island's own Joey Theinert.

author on Jun 11, 2019
Over the course of 40 years, the Shelter Island 10K has stood out from the ever increasing number of summertime charity road races on the East End, and this year,... more

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