Malverne 5K Run: 10-Year Anniversary

The Malverne Educational and Fitness Foundation (MEFF) committee met to discuss the Malverne 5K annual run/walk for education. We are celebrating our 10-year anniversary. The 5K run and kids fun run will take place on October 19th. This year again, we’ll coordinate with other 3 community runs and form the Southwest Nassau Run Series. We had a positive response from the running community after the inaugural Series last year. Runners/walkers admitted the Series kept them active for a longer period of time. The sponsors also liked the fact they received a larger exposure. Their message went to approximately 1,500 participants.

This year, the Inwood 5K run will open the Series on October 12th. Weekend later, it will be Malverne, followed by the Five Towns Community Chest 5K on October 26th. Fly with the Owls 4-mile run will close the Series on November 15th. When is a good time to start preparing? Now. If you need a stronger motivation, perhaps enrolling your kid in the OLL Malverne CYO cross country team and running along will help. Their practices will start in July. Continue reading

Reflections on The 9th Malverne 5K Run

Record Participation

The 9th annual Malverne 5K Run and kids fun run proved again to be a great attraction for local runners and walkers. The overcast weather didn’t deter them from registering at the last minute or coming to cheer on their friends. The late comers contributed to the fact that the organizers, the Malverne Educational and Fitness Foundation (MEFF) observed the highest participation in the history of the run. “I am excited”, declared Phyllis Wright, the MEFF president and run director, …the high school gym feels so welcoming and perfect for this event.” Continue reading

5K Run Update

5K Run Update & Polar Watch Prize

Malverne 5K RunTen days remain to the Malverne 5K run. You worked out hard to withstand the long distance of 5 kilometers. Could you manage 4 miles? If yes, then you are ready for the Southwest Nassau Run Series, consisting of 4 runs in nearby communities. The online registration is open till October 1st. If you cannot commit time to all four, register for selected runs at the following sites: Malverne, Inwood, Five Towns, Lynbrook. On October 1st also ends the $20 registration fee for the Malverne run and the $25 fee comes in effect. Kids up to the age of 16 pay $5 even on the day of the run regardless of the distance. Although the 200 m run is open to kids up to the age of 11 only. Continue reading

And The Design Theme Is…

Design for 2013 Malverne 5K runAugust 16–31, the subscribers to this site, the running community and their friends, had an opportunity to select the design theme of their choice. To the left, you can see the design that gathered the most votes. It was submitted by George Matthaei, a Lynbrook resident. Congratulations, George! (After he was notified, he disclosed that his wife now feels obligated to sign up). Continue reading