Long Island Marathon 2013: Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Races
The 41st annual Long Island Marathon took place Sunday, May 5. Read about the runners, find a guide to the races and find restaurants near Eisenhower Park.
Plus, track your friends and family in the marathon online or on your mobile device at exploreli.com/tracker.
Click here for full results for each race listed below.
2013 race results: 1 mile | 5k | 10k | Half-marathon | Marathon
2012 race results: 1 mile | 5k | 10k | Half-marathon | Marathon
2012 race awards: 1 mile awards | 5k awards | 10k awards | Half-marathon awards | Marathon
2011 race results: 1 mile | 5k | 10k | Half-marathon | Marathon
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Race info, tips
Team spirit More »
Reminders of the Boston Marathon bombings were evident throughout Sunday's Long Island Marathon, from the circling police helicopters to airport-style bag checks and the 26 seconds of silence observed at the race's start. More »
Strengthened resolve accompanied heightened security at Sunday's Long Island Marathon, with runners and spectators determined to push on in memory of the victims of last month's bombings in Boston. More »
The Long Island Marathon brings thousands of runners, fans and volunteers to the area, which inevitably means traffic for those driving nearby. More »
The Long Island Marathon has been a Nassau County staple since the early '70s. Known as the "people's race," the event draws both highly competitive runners and those who just want to challenge themselves. More »
Nassau officials are beefing up security like never before along the Long Island Marathon route, using high-tech gadgetry to detect radiation, K-9 units to sniff out explosives and a phalanx of extra officers to keep the peace during the weekend events from May 3 to 5. More »
Running 26.2 miles is not for everyone, but you don't have to be an athlete to get involved with the Long Island Marathon. More »
On Nov. 11, 1988, Steve Lerner took his first steps toward a running lifestyle and never came back. More »
Juan Estrella, a Kellenberg math teacher and track coach, is the only person to win the Long Island Marathon three straight years. Here are some of his pointers for first-time marathoners this Sunday. More »
Whether you've been training day and night or plan on hitting the treadmill first thing tomorrow (for real this time!) RXR has a race for you. More »
Food & drink
This thoroughly Cajun/ Creole station is always on-point with year-round festive décor and a menu loaded with gumbo, étouffée and the like—but come Mardi Gras week things get really cooking with nightly events and contests. Live bands play occasionally, and the meal specials will change from time to time, but the bar is always a bet with a guaranteed cocktail selection that all exemplify the New Orleans attitude this venue is built upon.
Borrelli's Italian Restaurant
Red sauce, white cheese, black coffee, happy customers.
Bar with karaoke and live music nights, and a large outdoor patio popular during the warmer months
The Colony Diner is located on Hempstead Turnpike in East Meadow
One of the three ‘Mama’s located in Nassau County, the East Meadow store sees a very busy crowd, as it is part of a massive shopping center area that is otherwise lacking in full entrée eating opportunities. Main plates here include chicken and seafood served in various sauces familiar to Italian cuisine, while other dishes of pizza, calzones and panini are available as well. The list of appetizers is quite long, focusing on breads, soups and small bites prepared with garlic, herbs and tomato—again as per the culinary style of the kitchen. Heroes and pasta are also part of the selection, with desserts of cannoli, tartufo and cheesecake all set to wrap your meal (and give you strength should you decide to dive into the nearby retail fray).
The pastrami is warm, peppery and rimmed with a proper frill of fat, the potato knishes are flaky and oniony at this friendly eatery.
Social Sports Lounge & Kitchen
Bi-level restaurant and sports bar serving grilled food.
Photos and videos
The ExploreLI Street Team cheered runners at the finish line of the 41st annual Long Island Marathon in Eisenhower Park. Did they catch you on camera? (May 5, 2013) More »
Security was tight at Sunday's Long Island Marathon, but runners and spectators also had a strengthened resolve. Videojournalist: Jim Staubitser (May 5, 2013) More »
Photos from the 41st annual Long Island Marathon weekend, May 4 and 5 at Mitchel Athletic Complex and Eisenhower Park. More »
Newsday staff and readers capture the 41st Long Island Marathon's greatest moments via Twitter and Instagram, an app that enhances the color and tone of photographs and can also allow for special effects, such as the appearance of a Polaroid photo or other vintage look. More »
Scenes from the Long Island marathon through the years. More »
Reader photos from the 2013 Long Island Marathon held May 4 and 5 at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow. More »
Whether you're a marathon runner or just starting out, wearing the right sneakers is key before you hit the track. We asked some of the best runners from the 2010 to 2012 Long Island Marathons for their top running shoe recommendations. Dan and Shaun McGrath, speedy brothers from Lynbrook who are both past winners, said they prefer something lightweight but with enough support to run serious distances. Lindsey Block of Huntington's feet felt free as she finished before every other woman in 2012 in her non-constricting Brooks Green Silence shoes. Check out their recommendations and the picks of other men and women who have been among the first to cross the finish line. -- Nina Ruggiero More »
The ExploreLI Street Team watched the 40th annual Long Island Marathon. Did they catch you on camera? (May 6, 2012) More »
Photos from the 40th annual Long Island Marathon, which took place May 6, 2012. More »
Reader photos from the 2012 Long Island Marathon held May 5 and 6 at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow More »