2016 Olympian Maria Michta-Coffey

Chair: Gary Westerfield
Vice Chair:Jim McGrath

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/Oiselle's Maria Michta-Coffey, who competed in the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games, holds six American records.

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 national and international championships.

Walk-USA hosts group workouts once a week, year-round, at the rear of the Dennison Building at 6:00 PM. Contact Gary Westerfield for details.

Weather and daylight permitting, World Class Racewalking conducts free workouts (and instruction for beginners) at Friends Academy in Locust Valley, once a week at 6:00 PM. Contact Dave McGovern for details.

Long Island Walking Clubs

Upcoming Race Walking Events
Jan. 13  - Youth Indoor Championships & Indoor Meet #1 - Suffolk CC
Feb. 24 - Open & Masters Indoor Championships - St. Anthony's HS

Race Walk News and Results
12/31/17 - 3000m Indoor Race Walk - St. Anthony's HS
10/22/17 - USATF 30Km National Race Walk Championships & Open Race Walk
3/15/17 - Lauren Harris Breaks Own One Mile Race Walk National Record
1/31/17 - Lauren Harris Shatters 1500m Race Walk National Record

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