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This year's Rell Sunn poster, designed by Alison Seiffer of mtkposter.com.

Here Comes The Sunn… The Rell Sunn That Is…

by Dave Davis Editor’s Note: The Rell Sunn Memorial Surf Benefit has been moved from Aug. 12 to Aug. 13 due to rain expected on Aug. 12. It’s not all that difficult to imagine there may


At the Survival Race

New Calverton Sports Park Hosts “Riverhead Community Day”

The former Calverton Links golf course will be reborn next weekend as a family sports park, providing paintball, survival races, obstacle courses, music events and mini golf. The new 80-acre Long Island Sports Park will open


North Fork Environmental Council

North Fork Environmental Council to Hold First Annual Earth Day Run

The North Fork Environmental Council  will be holding its first annual Earth Day 5K Run on Sunday, April 24. The event, which includes awards and activities for the whole family, will be held at Indian


Suffolk County Marathon

Second Suffolk County Marathon Set For Oct. 30

The Second Annual Suffolk County Marathon: Freedom Fest 2016 will be held on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, and will include a marathon, half marathon, and a newly added 5K race. Residents and visitors can register


Suffolk County Marathon

Achilles & Me: Racing Through a Dream

Thinking back on the Suffolk County Marathon Sunday morning, it all just seems like a dream, like those trips your parents took you on when you were too small to know where you were


Fireman Running

Achilles & Me: Ready or Not

Tomorrow is the inaugural Suffolk County Marathon, and I already know my forecast calls for pain. But for some reason, I’m as giddy as a child before the first day of school. After months of muggy


Dune Road, Quogue

Achilles & Me: Dune Road Demoralization

I don’t spend much time down on Dune Road, unless a hurricane has just passed through and I need to report on the damage. The ocean terrifies me. Leisure time terrifies me. Once upon


Shelter Island 10K

Achilles & Me: I Came in 989th in the Shelter Island 10K!

I came in 989th in the Shelter Island 10K, and they even gave me a medal! You’ll have to forgive me. I’m new to this whole running race thing. I had no idea there would


Running

Achilles & Me: Race Training Jitters

No mere mortal ever trains for a race as much as they’d like. When you begin an exercise program, it’s easy to block out the days, fill your calendar with little marks that denote distances


My left feet.

Achilles & Me: Running to Change My Mind & Feet

I’m not a runner. I never was a runner. I never intended to become a runner. Then, last November, just one day before I left for my first-ever trip across the great Atlantic Ocean to


Sunrise cast, Shinnecock Inlet

Suffolk County Offers Sportfishing Lessons

Suffolk County is unveiling a ten-week instructional course, “Sport Fishing on Long Island,” this winter. Captain Jerry McGrath, a former Montauk charter skipper, avid fisherman and experienced instructor will give instruction and tips for planning


The last thing I remember before a terrifying, soaking wet day on the water.

Sail for your life: A true story

I have a confession and it’s not a pretty one. I’m a terrible dinghy sailor. Sure, I can put on a good act of hauling in sheets, raising halyards, splicing the main brace and doing


Bryan Boyhan sends off another fleet into a heat by the Sag Harbor bridge Sunday afternoon

The not-so-secret meaning of HarborFest

Sag Harbor was always a scrappy little town, and when John Steinbeck was on the scene here in the early 1960s, the scrappy little town decided it should celebrate itself. HarborFest was called the Old


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