Veterans Day Cross Country 4k
The Northport Running Club presents the 39th annual Veterans Day Cross Country race on Saturday November 3rd at 10:00 am. The race is held on the scenic grounds of the Vet's hospital in Northport. See our photo gallery for some photos of past races.
The race course is 4K (2.48 Miles) run entirely on the Northport VAMC / American Legion Post 694 golf course. The course is scenic and spectator-friendly. Timing and results by Start To Finish using the Winning Time Chip timing system. Results will be posted at www.start2finish.com. NOTE: Absolutely no pets or baby joggers allowed on the course!
Post Race Festivities:
Hot chocolate, clam chowder and bagels served in Bldg 5, followed by the RRCA NYS award ceremony and raffle (Featuring Super Runners Shop certificates). Napper Tandy's invites all eligible entrants to present their race number at their 229 Laurel Avenue, Northport location for a complimentary beverage after the race.
Cash Awards to the 3 top male and female overall; ($100, $50, $25)
Cash Awards to the 3 top male and female masters; ($100, $50, $25) (Eligibility rules forbid high school and collegiate athletes from receiving cash awards. Must be 18 or over to receive cash)
Age-group awards will be presented to the top 3 male and female in the following categories: 13 & under, 14-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & Over. There will be no duplication of awards.
A 1K (0.6 mile) fun run will be held entirely on the golf course, starting at 9:30am. Entry fee is $5 and an authentic dog tag award and certificate of completion will be awarded to all finishers.
Long Island Expressway (I-495) to Exit 53N (Sunken Meadow/ Sagtikos Parkway), or Northern State Parkway to Exit 44N (Sagtikos Parkway). Take Sagtikos Parkway North to Exit SM5 ( West ) Route 25A. Proceed on Route 25A West for 2-1/2 miles to the traffic light at Rinaldo Road/Norwood Road. Make a left onto Rinaldo Road. The entrance to the Northport VA Medical is at the juncture of Rinaldo Rd. and Middleville Rd..