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, a few years ago we reduced the number of runners needed to form a team to 3 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.
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