Doug Wood 5k Trail Run
Saturday April 11th, 2020
9:00 am Rain or Shine
Norwood Road School
25 Norwood Rd., Northport, New York
Doug Wood Scholarship Fund, which awards 2 academic scholarships annually in Doug Wood’s name to members of the Northport High School XC/track and field programs, the Northport Food Pantry and numerous other local charities.
An established spring running event and part of the Northport Triple Crown Series, the Doug Wood Trail Run (Featured in Newsday as one of 5 “Must Run” Events (Excerpts below). is a XC Trail Running race in memory of Dr. Douglas Wood, a local psychiatrist, sportsman, and friend.
Dr. Wood inspired many to share the excitement of adventure and the local beauty. The race attempts to continue his inspirational legacy with a unique run through Northport’s Makamah Preserve.
Proceeds support the Doug Wood Scholarship Fund, which awards 2 academic scholarships annually in Doug Wood’s name to members of the Northport High School XC/track and field programs, the Northport Food Pantry and numerous other local charities.
Entrant gets a shot at one of the most unusual raffle prizes anywhere: an introductory flight lesson.
Runners gearing up for local spring races
Originally published: March 21, 2011 By JOHN HANC Special to Newsday
This weekend there were no fewer than six road races held across Nassau-Suffolk: …. Long Island has more than 30 events in the next eight weeks sure to test your fitness and help put a spring in your step. Among them are these five, ... established "must-run" events ... All are interesting races in interesting places -- also good for mere mortals interested in being part of the volunteer crew or cheering from the sidelines. Doug Wood Memorial 5K Cross Country Run, Northport The namesake for this race was a longtime member of the Northport Running Club. He was known to love the woods -- specifically, running along the trails of the 160-acre Makamah Nature Preserve, near Crab Meadow Beach, where the race is now held. (Start and finish is at the Norwood Avenue Elementary School.) "It is challenging, but it's so much fun," says Northport's Kathryn Martin, 59, a national age-group champion who has done this race several times. "You're just running through the woods."
Benefit: The funds raised from this event will go to the Doug Wood Scholarship Fund. This annual award will be presented to a graduating male and female Northport High School athlete (chosen by the NHS director of athletics) to financially aide in their college goals.
Quality t-shirts to all pre-registered runners. Late and day of race applicants will receive t-shirts while supplies last.
Awards: Top 3 Male & Female Finishers, Top 3 Male & Female Masters Finishers, Males & Females in 5 Year Age Groups including 1-12. First Male & Female receive commemorative artwork.
Post Race Activities: Include a generous raffle and refreshments.
Timing & Results: www.start2finish.com
Directions: Take Sagtikos/Sunken Meadow Parkway North to last exit before the Sunken Meadow Park entrance. Head west on Route 25A for approximately 3 miles. Make a right just passed the strip mall (on the right) onto Norwood Road. This road immediately goes up a steep hill, and about a half mile on the right will be the Norwood Road School.