37th Shelter Island 10K/5K Run/Walk

OHH is happy to announce that the 37th Annual Shelter Island 10K/5K Run/Walk, a USA track and field certified course, will be held on Saturday, June 18th at 5:30 pm! Touted as the most scenic course by Runner’s World Magazine, the Shelter Island Run is a fundraising event for numerous East End Charities. It’s always a great event!

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This year’s race will welcome former Olympian, four time NYC Marathon winner and four time Boston Marathon winner, Bill Rodgers and Olympic Gold Medal winner and first-ever women’s Olympic marathon champion, Joan Benoit Samuelson, and many more super stars.

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Stop by before the race to make a prediction of the combined running time of George and Bill in the 10K. There will be prizes for closest predictions!

New to the race this year is “Revelry on the Rock;” official Shelter Island Run after party, produced and sponsored by Hampton Event Management International. Revelry on the Rock will be held at 7pm following the race at the Island Boatyard and Marina on Shelter Island. Live music with the Hoo Doo Loungers and DJ Twilo, local artisan food trucks, cash bar, local merchant shopping area, photo booth, kids area, raffle prizes, and more. (Free admission for runners, $10 admission for non-participants and kids 14 and under are free.) For a full schedule of events throughout the weekend, click here.

Proceeds from the race will go to support several East End charities: The Shelter Island 10K Community Fund, which assists with philanthropic donations to community programs for Shelter Island, educational services including scholarships, project Excel, school trips and family services, East End Hospice, which offers home health care, short-term hospital stay for the people of the Hamptons and surrounding towns, Timothy Hill Children’s Ranch, which provides a safe haven for boys ages 10-21, who are in Introducing the new post-race Party Revelry on the Rock Race for Good – Supporting Local Charities. Register here!

One Healthy Breakdown: run the island, do good, feel good, party on!

Shelter Island Fall 5k

OHH is happy to support the Shelter Island Fall 5k Run/Walk on Saturday, October 17th, raising breast cancer awareness, and good health for all.

register5kThe 3.1 mile Shelter Island Fall 5k run/walk starts at 11am at Crescent Beach, (the Sunset Beach Parking lot) on Shelter Island. The cost to register is $30 before 10/15, $40 same day registration, and $10 for kids age 14 and under. All Race proceeds go directly to patient care, via the Northfork Breast Health Coalition and the Coalition for Women’s Breast Health at Southampton Hospital. Please enjoy a free post-race barbecue sponsored by the Lions Club. Medals will be awarded to the top finishers, and for the first place breast cancer survivor runner and walker respectively. There will also be a prize awarded to the team with the most participants, so gather your crew and run for a great cause! The Ram’s Head Inn is hosting Oktoberfest from 1:30 – 4:30pm with a pig roast, local wine and brewery tasting, and live music. All participants of the 5k are welcome to come to the join after the race to enter their race number into a raffle for the grand prize. There will be a free shuttle bus to transport participants from the North Ferry to the staging area between 9am and 10:15 a.m. and back to the North Ferry until 1 pm. Click here for more information and here to register now.

5KLeaderboardAdOne Healthy Breakdown: register to run for fun and a great cause!

Run 10 FEED 10 Recap

The FEED Foundation, started by Lauren Bush Lauren, aids world hunger and malnutrition in a creative, powerful, and trend-setting way. Over seventy five million meals have been provided through sales of FEED’s signature artisan products (bags, t-shirts, jewelery, etc.) Buyers can feel good about purchasing great products that support an even better cause, providing adequate nutrition for those in need. Good products that FEED the world, check them out here!

photo 3I learned about FEED Projects through Women’sHealth Magazine’s Run 10 Feed 10 Campaign, a series of 10k races to fund domestic hunger. Each registration fee FEEDS 10 meals to those in need right in your own ‘backyard.’ Food is available; however, it is unfortunately not accessible to everyone. FEED Projects, in collaboration with Women’sHealth Magazine, is out to make change, one meal at a time, one bag at a time, one runner at a time.

I’m eager to spread the word about Run 10 Feed 10 because this fabulous campaign combines all good things One Healthy Hamptons loves to support: women’s health, fitness, aiding hunger, running, celebrating, and more! Every summer, Women’sHealth Magazine heads out east for a weekend celebration packed with fitness and fun in preparation for NYC’s Run 10 Feed 10 race on Sunday, September 21st. Register today!

picstitch(21)*Pictured above with Lindsey & Casey from Women’sHealth and friend Alicia

We kicked off “Women’sHealth covers the Hamptons” weekend with a great Flywheel class on Saturday morning before the celebrations commenced. And celebrate we did, at the Run 10 Feed 10 “Party Under the Stars.” There’s nothing better than celebrating a great cause with like-minded, inspirational people…Hamptons style of course!

picstitch(22)*Pictured above with friends Kristy & Marisa, B-School founder/entrepreneur Marie Forleo, and The FEED Foundation’s Lauren Bush Lauren

One Healthy Breakdown: run for a cause, shop for a cause, celebrate for a cause.

Christopher’s Run 2014

Get ready, get set for the 7th annual Christopher’s Run!Logo_Final w-Number(1)The annual 5k run/walk, Chinese auction, and fun community gathering will take place on Saturday, June 7th. Christopher’s Run is always a great morning in Southampton, as The Christopher Lesta Fund rallies the community in celebration and remembrance of “the little man with the big smile,” Christopher Lesta.

Christopher was born with Hunter Syndrome, a rare and untreatable genetic disorder caused by the body’s inability to produce certain necessary enzymes. Christopher passed away in 2007 and June 2008 marked the First Annual Christopher’s 5K Run/Walk to remember Christopher Lesta. The 5k begins in Agawam Park in Southampton at 9:30am and takes participants through a beautiful tour of Southampton village. This year, the Christopher Lesta Foundation will also be hosting their Chinese Auction both at the race and on the following Saturday, June 14th, at the North Sea Community House. Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit the Pediatric Blood & Marrow Transplant Program at Duke University Medical Center. Donations will go toward helping the children and families on the Transplant Unit, which had a great impact during Christopher’s life. For more information about Christopher’s Run, click here and to register, click here.

One Healthy Breakdown: A win-win for all, support a local family’s cause, commemorate a special boy’s life, and get running!

Winter Running Tips

If you like to run regularly or you’re training for a spring race, you’re not going to wait around for the ice to melt and warmer weather. Let’s face it, that treadmill is just not the same. Unfortunately, it could take weeks…months for spring running, so, let’s face reality, bundle up, and get out there!

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  • Spray sneakers with a waterproof solution.
  • Dress as if it’s about 15-20 degrees warmer than it actually is. This will prevent overheating when you start to sweat, but will keep you warm enough to keep on chuggin’.
  •  Wear a moisture-wicking base layer and add breathable layers. The first thing to get cold is the first thing to overheat: neck, head, and hands. Sport zippers, a pullover, and items of clothing that keep you warm, but allow for ventilation when you work up a sweat.
  •  Make sure your clothing is tight enough that it all stays in place, but loose enough that you can move freely.
  •  Keep your core warm. If the majority of your body isn’t warm, you won’t last. Wear a vest to add heat to your middle while keeping your arms free to move with your stride.
  •  Run during the warmest time of the day (around 2-3pm). If you’re going to run early in the morning or after dusk, be sure to wear reflective gear or a light, so that passing cars can see you clearly.
  •  Start running into the wind and finish with the wind on your back. You’ll be more comfortable before you start to sweat.
  •  Use the 3 W’s: be sure that your outer layer is warm, waterproof and wind-resistant.
  •  Get down with down, it’s hands-down one of the warmest and lightest materials you can wear.
  •  Wear gloves with grippers. Taking your gloves off to change your music is the worst. Grippers rock.
  •  On a snow day, opt for fresh snow rather than packed-snow, which can be very slippery.
  •  Don’t forget to hydrate. Just because it’s not hot out doesn’t mean your body doesn’t need to replenish water. Drink up as you wind down.
  •  Stretch. Your muscles will crave a post-run stretch, as the cold increases tightness.
  • Have fun! If you don’t enjoy it, it’s just not worth it.

One Healthy Breakdown: The Bridgehampton Half is less than 12 weeks away, get running today!

Christopher’s Run 5k This Saturday!

Join One Healthy Hamptons this Saturday, June 8th, for the sixth annual Christopher’s Run 5k! Start your morning with a fun run to benefit a fabulous cause, The Christopher Lesta Fund Inc (tax-exempt 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.)

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Christopher Lesta was an adorable young boy, well-known by many in the Hamptons community for his sweet, charming nature. He was constantly laughing and smiling and his positivity touched everyone who knew him. Christopher was known as “the little man with the big smile;” his heart was always open and his smile was contagious.

Christopher was born with Hunter Syndrome and lived a short life. Hunter is a rare genetic disorder that primarily affects males. Due to the disease, Christopher’s body was deficient in necessary enzymes responsible for breaking down and recycling units of carbohydrates. These cells build up and interfere with bodily functions, worsening quickly with time. Hunter Syndrome is a deadly disease that causes progressive damage to the body, with no known cure.

Christopher made quite a lasting impression during his short time in our community and beyond, constantly reminding everyone to smile. In 2007, Christopher was five and thriving in kindergarten, after a blood transplant, when he unexpectedly caught an infection that spread to his heart. Sadly, Christopher passed away in early December, 2007. The Christopher Lesta Fund was started in Christopher’s strong memory, in the hopes of helping other children through their transplant process, and aiding researchers to one day find a cure to eradicate this horrible disease.

Taking place in Southampton, the route starts in Agawam Park and takes participants through a beautiful tour of Southampton village. It’s truly an amazing event. This will be my second time running Christopher’s Run (last year, my mom was visiting from Boston and surprised me by joining me in her very first 5k!) This year, I’ve invited more family to participate and One Healthy Hamptons is a proud sponsor! We hope to see you at the starting line!

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One Healthy Breakdown: embrace Christopher Lesta’s spirit this Saturday; (and every day!) by smiling big and running for Christopher.