The Northport Running Club was founded in April 1977 to promote and encourage running at all levels of ability. Membership is available to individuals or families.

Please join us for our monthly meetings (the 4th Wednesday of each month)

The American Legion in Northport Village

Executive Board Members

President - John DeSpagna

Vice President - Marianne Zacharia

Treasurer- Elizabeth Melillo

Corresponding Secretary- Lori Fuller

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US Postal Service:

Northport Running Club

P.O. Box 554

Northport, NY 11768

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Northport Running Club Chronology

The original Board was comprised of John Rakucewicz, Dale Barest, William Gehrhardt, Declan Quigley, and Paul Stillman. It is believed that John Rakucewicz was the original president, but stepped down after 3 months to give more attention to the first Great Cow Harbor 10K race. Board positions as of April each year.

Races Hosted by the Northport Running Club

The following are races that been organized and/or hosted by the Northport Running Club since our founding in 1977

Award Winners

Member of the Year Award: This award is to honor an active Club member who has shown a strong commitment through Club participation and involvement in running and running related activities.

Party Animal Award: Speaks for itself.