Approximately 25,000 spectators will be cheering and rooting the runners along as they make their way through Northport Village in the town's biggest event of the year.
"Cow Harbor is really all about the hometown. It's all about the attitude of the town. Everyone comes out and loves every minute of it," Bill Flemming, of the racing committee, said.
Back this year is Mo Trafeh, of California, who is looking to take his fifth consecutive win. Trafeh, 28, posted a race record in 2011 after finishing the 10K in 28 minutes and 17 seconds.
"When he runs, it's amazing," Flemming said.
Alisha Williams, the reigning female champ is also back to defend her first place title. Williams, 31, posted a time of 33 minutes in last year's race.
The top ten male and female winners will receive cash prizes of up to $3,000 and additional bonus if a new course record is achieved.
Below is a look at the top five male and female contenders to look out for during the race.
Top Five Male Runners:
Mo Trafeh; Duarte, Cali.; Bib #1
Fernando Cabada; Boulder, Colo.; Bib #2
Dustin Emerick; Rochester Hills, Mich.; Bib #4
Brendan Gregg; Rochester Hills, Mich.; Bib #5
Matthew Llano; Flagstaff, Ariz.; Bib #6
Top Five Female Runners:
Alisha Williams; Colorado Springs, Colo.; Bib #25
Mattie Suver; Colorado Springs, Colo.; Bib #27
Katie DiCamillo; Providence, RI; Bib #28
Wendy Thomas; Windsor, Colo.; Bib #29
Amy Van Alstine; Flagstaff, Ariz.; Bib #30
The race schedule is as follows:
7:00………Announcements / Instructions
7:15………Road Closed to Traffic
8:15………Runners to Staging Areas
8:20………Final Call to Runners
8:30………First Group / Flight Released
8:31………Second Flight Releases & Each Minute Thereafter
8:48………2K Fun Run / Walk
Parking is available at the Northport High School on Elwood Rd., north of Pulaski Rd. (see map below). Shuttle bus service will be available continuously on race day from 6:45 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. to the registration and starting locations. The last Bus leaves at 7:45 a.m. Bus service will be provided after the race from the Finish Line to Northport High School.
All belongings should be placed in a clear plastic bag. Cars parked along the race course will be towed at the owner's expense.