There's no fooling on this April 1st ... it was a great day for a run in Plainview. An estimated 800 runners took part in the 10K Run for ASPIRE on Sunday in the area of Mattlin Middle School.
The event is hosted by the Greater Long Island Running Club, and proceeds for the event go to the Adolescent Sarcoma Patient’s Intense Rehabilitation through Exercise (ASPIRE), which helps young amputees. This year's event also helped fund the Stanley Kramberg Memorial Scholarship, in memory of the longtime running club participant.
This year's overall and men's winner was Chris Mammone from Massapequa, a member of the Bellmore Striders running club, which always has a strong showing in the event. Chris finished the over six mile race in 31:51.
"It's definitely for a great cause, it's great to see all the amputees out there running, walking," Mammone said. "You don't see that much, but you come here and see it, it's interesting, definitely great."
The women's crown went to Heather Williams of Centerport, who's been racing in the ASPIRE event for 25 years.
"It's an awesome community, that's why I'm out here," Williams said. "There's no other sport like it, just a great group no matter who wins, we support each other just like we support the cause."
Several amputees did in fact take part, with Michael Laforgia of Smithtown and Sarah Reinertsen from California winning the men's and women's categories, respectively.
Full race results can be found at www.pigmantri.com. Check out Patch's photos and videos from all the action.