Race Walking

Olympian Maria Michta

Chair: Maryann Harvey
Vice Chair: Jim McGrath
Consultant: Gary Westerfield

A Letter to HS Athletes about Race Walking in College

New Race Walk Judging Paddles Order Form

Long Island has an active program which has produced some of the country's finest race walkers, including many Olympians, dating back to the 1960s. Walk-USA's Maria Michta completed the 20k in London at the 2012 Olympic Games in 1:32:27.00, the fastest time of any female U.S. Olympic race walker.

Dave McGovern and Gary Westerfield are world-renowned coaches and authors. The professionally designed course at the Dennison Building office complex in Hauppauge is the site of weekly workouts as well as national and international championships.

Walk-USA hosts group workouts (open to all) every Monday, beginning Dec. 16 untill further notice, at the rear of the Dennison Building at 6:00 PM. Contact Gary Westerfield for details.

World Class Racewalking also conducts free workouts (and instruction for beginners) Wednesdays at 6 PM at Friends Academy in Locust Valley. Contact Dave McGovern for details.

Most USATF-LI track and field meets and sanctioned road races contain race walks or race walk divisions. Please check the calendar.

Long Island Walking Clubs

Upcoming Race Walk Events
11/8/15 - Eastern Regional & LI Association 10K Race Walk Championships - Heckscher Park

Recent Race Walk News and Results
11/8/15 - USATF East Region & USATF Long Island 10 km Championships
9/20/15 - USATF Long Island One Mile Race Walk Championships
7/29/15 - USATF-LI O/M Championships
7/22/15 - Summer Series #4
7/15/15 - Summer Series #3
7/8/15 - Summer Series #2
7/1/15 - Summer Series #1
5/11/15 - USA Women place 3rd at Pan American Cup 20K Race Walk
5/4/15 - Race Walkers perfrom well at Penn Relays
4/16/15 - Long Island Race Walkers Qualify for Pan American Cup


Racewalking! Fun? by Dr. Tom Estler, is a Race Walk teaching guide for youth athletes.

Amazon page for the Racewalking! Fun?

On-line .pdf version Racewalking! Fun?, from racewalk.com

Race Walking News Event Results