Sands New York Cheers On Runners at Long Island Marathon

The Jovia Long Island Marathon took place on May 3-5, 2024, from Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Uniondale to Eisenhower Park in Meadow.  The Sands New York team was proud to sponsor the event, and excited to have a team of runners in the race.

“The Long Island Marathon is a signature event for the region, and one that reaches people of all ages and abilities while raising awareness and funds for critically important causes,” said Sands Senior Vice President, Governor David Paterson. “Our team was excited and proud to cheer on all of the participants and we thank all of the event’s partners for creating a truly memorable weekend for Long Island families.”

The race’s starting line was on Charles Lindbergh Blvd next to the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. From there the route heads westward, passing many local landmarks such as RXR’s Omni Building, the Mitchel Athletic Complex, the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum and Museum Row. The route loops around Nassau County and eventually leads back to the finish line in Eisenhower Park.

The Long Island Marathon was first run in the 1970s and was originally known as the “Earth Day Marathon”.  The 50th annual marathon weekend saw close to 12,500 people attending the weekend-long festivities. The final day of the marathon weekend featured a 1K Kids Fun Run, 5K Family Fun Run, 10K Race, Half Marathon and Marathon.