Race Walking

2012 Olympian Maria Michta

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

Maria Michta-Coffey & Gary Westerfield
to be honored at Tom Toscano Foundation BBQ

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
May 22 USATF Long Island 20,000 Meter Race Walk Championships - Sachem East HS
Jun. 19 USATF Long Island Association Youth Champioships & JO Qualifier
July 6 USATF Long Island Summer Series #1
July 13 USATF Long Island Summer Series #2
July 20 USATF Long Island Summer Series #3
July 27 USATF Long Island Summer Series #4
Aug. 3 USATF Long Island Association Open & Masters Championships

Race Walk News and Results
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