Mother Nature has altered the course of this year's Winter Run Series, hosted by the Long Island Park Region, and will not include Jones Beach or Robert Moses State Parks, due to the aftermath left by superstorm Sandy.
The series will begin on Jan. 13 at Heckscher State Park and will include Sunken Meadow State Park, which has only been used in the summer for the past few years.
"Sunken Meadow is a very able substitute for the Robert Moses run," said Deputy Director of Parks Brian Foley. "Given what's happened along Ocean Parkway, it made sense to move the series more to the north shore parks rather than the south shore."
Foley said it is too soon to tell if parks damaged by Sandy will be ready in time for the Summer Run Series, which begins in June.
- Jan. 13- Heckscher State Park
- Jan. 20- Sunken Meadow State Park
- Jan. 27- Caumsett State Park.
All races begin at 11 a.m.
For an application, please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Winter Run Series, P.O. Box 247, Babylon, NY 11702 or register online for full series and single races at www.flrrt.com or www.active.com