Sports Briefs 05.01.14

Local sports notes

Off-Road Half
    Paddlers for Humanity will benefit from an off-road half-marathon to be held in Montauk’s Hither Woods this Sunday, beginning at the Ed Ecker County Park off Navy Road at 9 a.m. The race will be limited to 75 participants. Check-in begins at 8. The preregistration entry fee is $65 per person, or $100 per two-person relay team. The online registration deadline is Saturday.

    A release says “the first seven miles are challenging, but the final six are reasonably gentle and rolling. Two-person teams are welcome and will hand off 6.2 miles into the race at the West Hither Hills Overlook.”

    Net proceeds from the race are to be divided between Long Island Communities of Practice (an organization that offers educational, social, and recreational programs to children with disabilities) and the East Hampton Trails Preservation Society.

On-Road Half
    Diana Weinberger and Amanda Moszkowski, who put on the popular Hamptons Marathon and Half-Marathon here in the fall, will oversee a half-marathon in Bridgehampton on Saturday, May 10, beginning and ending at the Beebe windmill on Ocean Road. The “flat and fast” race, which has been chosen as a championship race by the Road Runners Club of America, is sold out. It’s to start at 9 a.m.

Punt, Pass, Kick
    East Hampton’s Youth Football organization will hold a punt, pass, and kick contest at East Hampton High’s turf field on Saturday, May 31, from noon to 2 p.m. Registration is open to all children between the ages of 5 and 14, Don Reese, Youth Football’s president, has said, adding that “you do not have to be a member of East Hampton Youth Football to compete.”

    “Our goal,” Reese continued in a release, “is to get younger kids interested in the game . . . kids interested in playing football in the fall can register at this event, which will be overseen by East Hampton’s coaching staff.”

    Trophies will be given to the winners in five age groups — 5-to-6-year-olds, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, and 13-14.