Joe Latino Winter Relays
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The Joe Latino Winter Relays have been a mainstay of winter running on Long Island
ever since it was started by Joe Latino, one of Northport Running Clubs founding members.
First run in 1980, held in late February, has always had the reputation of some of the
best running enjoyment on the worst weather day of winter. Some of the last few years
have broken tradition, and have had some exceptional warm February weather. Originally
a 6x2 mile relay, this year (2009) we've reduced the number of runners needed to form
a team to 4 runners so that more teams can participate. If you have yet to do the relay,
get yourself together with 3 other runners and come on down. The race gets some
exceptionally fast teams, as well as many teams that just longing for the camaraderie
of a team event. We've tried to keep the event a low-keyed event, and charge a minimal
amount just to offset some of the race expenses. We offer a large number of team awards,
some nice refreshments including the ever-popular clam chowder, and simply a great running event.