The North Shore-LIJ Health System was the presenting sponsor of the inaugural Suffolk County marathon and half marathon. Approximately 40 North Shore-LIJ employees ran either the full or half marathon.
In addition, representatives from many North Shore-LIJ hospitals, including Huntington Hospital, Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, South Oaks Hospital in Amityville, Plainview Hospital and Syosset Hospital, were at tents throughout the race to cheer on the participants. More than 10,000 thundersticks were also handed out so people along the race route could loudly cheer on the runners.
At the marathon, there were also representatives from the health system’s physical medicine and rehabilitation division to help runners stretch and recover from the race.