Fall & Winter Hikes, Runs & Walks On Long Island
Get out, get fit and enjoy beautiful surrounding at these runs and walks in Huntington Township and the communities surrounding it .
Virtual 2020 Runs
Due to Covid-19 concerns most runs have been virtual or some races cancelled for 2020
9/1-11/1 - (Virtual Event for 2020) Travis Manion Foundation 9/11 Heroes Run/Walk/Ruck- Huntington - The 9/11 Heroes Run/Walk/Ruck activates and unites communities to honor the sacrifices of those heroes from September 11th and the wars since, to include veterans, active duty, first responder, and families of the fallen.
9/13 (Virtual Event for 2020) Ronald McDonald House of Long Island Walk of Love & 5k Run
9/19-11/3 - (Virtual Event for 2020) Great Cow Harbor 10K Run& 2K Fun Run/Walk- Northport- Great Cow Harbor 10K Run is one of the most prestigious foot races in the country. Runner's World has named the Great Cow Harbor 10K Run as one of the top 100 races in the USA. New England Runner regularly places The Great Cow Harbor 10K Run in its Top 100 Races, stating "Big race atmosphere in a small town on the Island; it's a winner! Who says those "rolling" courses can't be fun?" The 2K Fun Run / Walk has been a huge success.
9/20 (Virtual Event for 2020) Whit Whit Walk- The Whit Whit Fund raises money to research Pediatric Cancers. You might even consider doing the traditional walk at Caumsett State Park for the virtual event.
10/1-10/31 (Virtual Event for 2020) Hercules on the Harbor - all proceeds from this event will be donated to Stony Brook Cancer Center for Breast Cancer Research
10/26-10/27 (Virtual Event for 2020) Catholic Health Services Suffolk County Marathon/Half Marathon to Support Our Veterans
10/3-10/17 (Virtual Event for 2020) Virtual Color Run- support the Northport-East Northport Community Drug and Alcohol Task Force’s mission to keep the community happy, healthy and drug-free.
10/15-10/19 (Virtual Event for 2020) 6th Annual Halloween 5K Run- Run anywhere or try the typical rambling 5k run course through the town of Greenlawn beginning and ending at Oldfield Middle School.
10/23-10/28 (Virtual Event for 2020) Michael Sena's Run for Hope - all proceeds go to the Michael Sena Memorial Fund, Inc
a 501(c)(3) public charity focused on raising awareness about drug addiction, while sharing knowledge and resources for
those battling addiction and their families.
11/21- 11/29 (Virtual Event for 2020) Huntington Townwide Fund Thanks4Giving Virtual Run- Proceeds go to the Townwide Fund who collectively raise the quality of life in the Town of Huntington by funding vital health and human services for underserved residents through local charities.
In-Person Runs & Walks
Check event websites for details and any changes
9/19 Japanese Stories & Walk- Mill Neck
10/18 The John Theissen Children's Foundation Freaky 5k- Wantagh
10/25 Mercy Center Ministries Halloween Costume 5K Run/Walk - Mercy Center Ministries, Inc is a non-denominational nonprofit founded in 1983. We provide shelter for homeless girls in three locations. Patchogue for 16-21 year old runway/homeless teens, Blue Point for 16-21 year old runway homeless teens with children, Sayville for 18-23 year old homeless/runway young women with children. Mercy provides comprehensive services and training to help youth develop independent living skills, finish school, acquire employment and avoid a life of chronic poverty and homelessness.
10/31 Project PLAY 5k- The 5k starts and finishes at the beautiful Heckscher Park and runs along the water on West Shore Road, for an out and back course.
11/8 Nassau County 5k Turkey Trot- proceeds go to INN (Interfaith Nutrition Network)
11/26 Smiles Turkey Trot - proceeds go to Kids Run Long Island
12/5 17th Annual Seaford Wellness Hot Chocolate 5K Run/Walk - All proceeds from this community event are used specifically for programs in Seaford
12/13 Jingle All The Way 5K - athletes are encouraged to bring a new unwrapped toy for sick and underprivileged children across Long Island to the race. All toys go to the John Theissen Children's Foundation Annual Toy Drive www.jtcf.org
Past 2020 Events
Check back in November 2020 for 2021 events
1st Day Hikes & Run 2020
Check back in November 2020 for 2021 events
1/1 NYS Parks Dept Hosted 1st Day Hikes on Long Island:
-Caumsett State Park
-Bethpage State Park
-Shirley Chrisholm State Park
-Jones Beach State Park
-Connetquot River State Park Preserve
-Sunken Meadow State Park
-Ridge Conservation Area
-Hallock State Park Preserve
-Montauk Point State Park
For more great runs & hikes...
Northport Running Club - coordinates runs and events through the year.
Greater Long Island Running Club (GLIRC)- hosts runs across Long Island.
Long Island Greenbelt Conference - unique, non profit grassroots org that has created more than 200 miles of hiking path on LI & more.
Run.LI - a portal dedicated to Long Island runners.
NYS Winter Run Series - various runs throughout state parks
EventPower Empower Youself- empowerment events, runs and races
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