The Hamptons Marathon & Half is the brainchild of two runners, Amanda Moszkowski and Diane Weinberger, who in 2004 were looking for a race in which to compete. During the summer of that year, while training for a fall marathon, they noticed that there were no races longer than a 10K distance on the East End of Long Island. With their typical can-do attitude, they decided that it was their job to fill that vacuum, and the Hamptons Marathon & Half was born. Overcoming the skepticism of many local runners, who thought that a Marathon in their area could not be done, the first race in 2007 registered a field of over 500 runners and was a great success, and has been followed each year with increasing (and always closed out) registration and attention at the local and national level. The race donates net proceeds to local charities, and to date has donated over $100,000 to the local after-school program, as well as to the local hospital. It is Amanda and Diane’s firm commitment to their runners, as well as to their community, that has helped produce a manageably sized race of elite quality, and has made the Hamptons Marathon & Half a “Race To Run” in Runner’s World Magazine.
Diane Weinberger (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a 1986 graduate of Wellesley College. Inspired by the running of the Boston Marathon through Wellesley each spring, she started running in college. She ran her first marathon, New York City, in 1993. She practiced law in both Florida and New York but gave up both the practice and marathoning for several years after she and her husband, Greg, had their first child. She resumed distance running in 2003 and ran the 2007 and 2008 Boston Marathons. She trains with her three sons as much as possible.
Amanda Moszkowski (email@example.com) is a 1989 graduate of Cornell University. She worked at The Princeton Review and Shearson Lehman Brothers, as well as in the non-profit world, before giving birth to her first son. Never a runner, at age 35 she decided that it was time to get fit and healthy, and began running as part of a general fitness program. She has since run two NYC marathons and a triathlon, loves having the goal of an organized race to keep her motivated and is currently in training for a spring triathlon. She and her husband, Neal, have two sons.
We are thrilled to be able to draw on the experience and expertise of our Hamptons Marathon race Committee which includes Ed Ecker, Jr., Paul Fiondella, Barbara Gubbins, Harry Hackett III, Howard Lebwith and Charlie Whitmore.
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