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More Than 5,000 Runners Expected for Cow Harbor 10K

The race kicks off Saturday at 8:30 a.m. in Northport Village.

The 2013 Cow Harbor 10K Run takes place Saturday. Patch file photo.
The 2013 Cow Harbor 10K Run takes place Saturday. Patch file photo.

Get ready; get set…the 36th annual Great Cow Harbor 10-Kilometer Run is almost here.

More than 5,000 runners are expected to hit Northport’s streets Saturday at 8:30 a.m. for the biggest event of the year in the Village. The event will also include a 2-kilometer Fun Run/Walk for families and participants of all ages, for which 1,000 entrants are expected to participate. In addition, more than 25,000 spectators are anticipated.

The race, sponsored by Capital One Bank, serves as a fundraiser, which benefits the Special Olympics New York, the Veterans Administration Hospital in Northport and the local Food Pantry.

“Our main goal is to make this a fun and unique experience for the community and for all of our runners, whether they are elite runners, local runners, children or the Special Olympians who are the beneficiaries of this race,” said Harvey Sussman, Cow Harbor 10K Run race director. “We are extremely grateful to our supporting sponsors and the thousands of participants who have continued to help us make this event a huge success. We look forward to making this year’s Cow Harbor 10K the best race yet.”

An awards ceremony will be held immediately following the race, at the gazebo, during which age group awards will be given out and a check presentation will be made to the Special Olympics New York.

The Cow Harbor Run is sanctioned by the Road Runners Club of America and has been selected the United States Championship Race for twenty-six consecutive years. In addition, The Runner, the nation’s premier running magazine, has named this race one of the top 40 races. The New England Runner also selected The Great Cow Harbor 10K Run its “Race of The Year” for 2009 stating, “Big race atmosphere in a small town on the island; It’s a winner! Who says those “rolling” courses can’t be fun?”  

Give Me A Break ! September 19, 2013 at 12:55 PM
Sounds like a terrific event !! Hope Mr Cooney of the American Legion Post does not mess with you guys and trash talk your fundraising efforts ! Great good luck !

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