Cow Harbor 10K Race

Great Cow Harbor 10K Race
One of the best races across the globe!

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Congratulations Aaron Braun with a time of 29:23.92
2016 Cow Harbor 10K – 4,120 runners

2017 Cow Harbor 10K Race Schedule

dsc_0243History, Facts & Details 

 Running enthusiasts from across the globe travel to the Village of Northport annually to compete in the Great Cow Harbor 10K Run.The Great Cow Harbor 10-Kilometer Run is 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) and is held annually in the Village of Northport on Long Island in NY.The race takes place on the third Saturday of September, on the Sunday following the race is traditionally Cow Harbor Day. The race is co-organized by The Great Cow Harbor 10-Kilometer Run, Inc., the Northport Running Club, and Northport American Legion Post 694. The present sponsor is North Fork Bank. A portion of the proceeds from the race goes to benefit the Special Olympics of Long Island.

Course layout

The race begins in front of Laurel Avenue School, runners proceed south then make a right turn onto Scudder Avenue. After a small incline, the runners head downhill for the remainder of the first mile until they reach Woodbine Avenue where they turn right.  Runners continue straight onto Bayview Avenue, passing on the right the eventual finish line.  Runners then continue until they make a right hand turn onto James Street a very steep hill, claimed to be “Widow Hill” by runners. At the top of James Street, the course turns right onto Northwest Drive, left onto Lewis Road, then left onto Ocean Avenue, offering runners a beautiful view of the Long Island Sound. Just past the halfway point, runners turn right onto Eaton’s Neck Road, then right onto Waterside Avenue. The 1.5 mile stretch on Waterside, a slight incline, is where the race is often won or lost. At the five-mile mark, the course turns right onto Main Street, where after one last climb (“Pumpernickel Hill”), runners coast downhill into picturesque downtown Northport. The race finishes just west of School Street, in front of the Northport Hardware Company.

In recent years, a 2K Fun Run/Walk has been instituted, finishing at the intersection of Scudder and Woodbine Avenues.

Street Closings

The race begins in front of Laurel Avenue School at 8:00 AM.
Laurel Avenue to Scudder Ave will be closed until all runners have departed the area.
Scudder Ave to Woodbine Ave will be closed until all runners have departed the area.
Woodbine Ave to Main Street will be closed until all runners have departed the area.

Bayview Ave to James Street will be closed until all runners have departed the area.

James Street to Northwest will be closed until all runners have departed the area.

Northwest Drive to Lewis Rd will be closed until all runners have departed the area.

Lewis Road will be closed to Ocean Ave until all runners have departed the area.

Ocean Ave will be closed to Eaton’s Neck Road until all runners have departed the area.

Eaton’s Neck Road to Waterside Ave will be closed until all runners have departed the area.

Woodbine Ave to Rt. 25A will be closed until all runners have departed the area.

Main St. will be closed until all runners have departed the area.

As a general note, the roads are open to traffic by 10:00 am.  (Please use alternative routes,  the time noted for traffic to be open may be adjusted in the event of an emergency)

Course records

28 minutes, 44 seconds: Jeff Jacobs, 1991
28 minutes, 22 seconds: Ryan Hall, 2006

Prize money

Cash prizes of $3,000 are awarded to the top male and female finisher. Since 1984, a $5,000 bonus has been offered to a winner who sets a course record; this bonus is presently awarded by title sponsor North Fork Bank. The Masters (over 40) men’s and women’s champions are awarded $500 USD each. All cash awards are presently limited to US citizens.

Where to Register

Cow Harbor Race Registration

View Past Results

See the full results here: http://www.start2finish.com/2010/r092510.htm

Visit the official Cow Harbor Page

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