Surviving The Shelter Island 10K Race

by KRISTIN LUCIANO · June 22, 2009

    On June 20, myself along with 997 other participants ran in the 30th anniversary Shelter Island 10K Run. For those that are not so good with the metric system, 10 kilometers is equivalent to 6.2 miles. Although the weather was not on its best behavior, the light rain was perfect for running. The beautiful views along the running course were of great assistance in drawing attention away from some the courses difficult hills. The top finisher was Ketema Nigussa who won the race with a total time of 29.23, and an average mile split time of 4 minutes 43 seconds! All the proceeds raised from the 10k run/5k walk went to benefit the East End Hospice, Timothy Hill Children's Ranch, and the Shelter Island Community Fund. GofG readers, if you know of any great races taking place this summer in the Hamptons be sure to e-mail us at