2012 Olympian Maria Michta

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

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 Walking Events Events

Race Walk News and Results
1/31/17 - Lauren Harris Shatters 1500m Race Walk National Record
10/6/16 USATF Open 30Km & Junior 20Km Race Walk Championships
9/18/16 - USATF 10K Race Walk Championships
2/7/16 - USATF Long Island Indoor Association Track & Field Championships: Y - O/M
1/17/16 - USATF Long Island Indoor Track Series Meet #3
1/2/16 - USATF Long Island Indoor Track Series Meet #2
12/27/15 - USATF Long Island Indoor Track Series Meet #1
12/22/15 - Dave McGovern Qualifies for Record 8th Olympic Trials
11/8/15 - USATF East Region & USATF Long Island 10 km Championships

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