Doug Wood 5K Trail Run

5K, 1 Mile

Event Date

Sat, Apr 8, 2017


Northport, NY


About This Activity

The Doug Wood Trail Run

Will be held on April 8th 2017 at 9:00 am

Day of Race Registration Accepted

Packet pickup Friday April 7th 6pm-8pm at the Super Runner Shop, Rte 110 Huntington, NY or at Norwood School race day

The Doug Wood Trail Run Featured in Newsday as one of the 5 “Must Run” Events in the article Runners Gearing Up For Local Spring Races. (Excerpts from the article below). every 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."

Awards :

Top 3 Male and Female Overall

Top 3 Masters Male and Female

Top 3 in the following Age Divisions :

12 & Under, 13 to 19, 20 to 24, 25 to 29, 30 to 34, 35 to 39, 40 to 44, 45 to 49, 50 to 54, 55 to 59,

60 to 64, 65 to 69, 70 to 74, 75, 79, 80 & Over

If you are looking for a great outing this Spring, try this great 5k run in the woods. On april 9th, the Doug Wood 5K trail run in Makimah Nature Preserve is a fun day for the whole familly. The trails through the nature preserve offer scenic views of the Crab Meadow and Long Island Sound. The preserve is home to deer, red tailed hawks great horned owls and osprey. There is a 2k fun run for the little ones with commemorative medals at their finish line. Post run refreshments and a generous raffel round out the fun.

This will be a MYLAPS BibTag event timed by Start To Finish Corp 

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