Veterans Day Cross Country 4k

The 43rd annual Veterans Day Cross Country race was held on Saturday November 11, 2023It was a perfect fall day for running Snake Hill and Cardiac Hill, with 42 NRC members and 160 people in all completing the challenging course.   Results from 2023 and past years can be found by following the links below.

Race Results:





Sunken Meadow State Park

Kings Park, NY

Next Year

The race is normally held on the second Saturday in November.  Since 2021 it has been held at Sunken Meadow Park, before then it was held at the VA golf course in Northport.

Race Course:

The course is scenic and includes the famous Snake and Cardiac Hills. Timing and results by SRC Timing Services.  Absolutely no pets or baby joggers allowed on the course!


Race History:

2023: Perfect fall weather for the race, sunny and breezy with temperatures in the low 50s and dry conditions throughout the course.  160 participants including 42 from NRC finished the course, with our own Brandon Garnier Winkler winning in a time of 15:12.

Post Race Festivities:

Post race snacks followed by an award ceremony and raffles.

Individual Awards:

$100 Sayville Smithtown Running Company gift cards will be awarded to the top male and female overall; male and female masters and male and female Veteran.  No duplication of awards.

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, 70-74, 75 -79 & Over 80. There will be no duplication of awards.

Long sleeve tech shirts from previous years will be available for sale for $10 each.


Long Island Expressway (I-495) to Exit 53N (Sunken Meadow/ Sagtikos Parkway), or Northern State Parkway to Exit 44N (Sunken Meadow Parkway). Take Sunken Meadow Parkway North to the end for park entrance.  Please be aware that you may be charged a State Park admission fee if you enter the park after 8:00 AM unless you have an Empire Park Pass.