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5k, fun runs and walks on Long Island in 2016

Runners in the 2015 Garden City Turkey Trot

Runners in the 2015 Garden City Turkey Trot had a chance to burn off some calories before the holiday feast. Credit: Howard Schnapp


NORTH PATCHOGUE FIRE DEPARTMENT 5K HEROES RUN 33 Davidson Ave., North Patchogue, 631-475-1788, ext. 502, No walkers. Check-in 7 a.m. 1-mile fun run 9 a.m. (12 and younger). Fee $20, $25 race day; $15 for those 15 and younger. Date 9:30 a.m. Nov. 5.

VETERANS DAY CROSS-COUNTRY 4K Northport VA Medical Center golf course, 79 Middleville Rd., Northport, Benefits hospitalized veterans. Fee See website. Date 10 a.m. Nov. 5.

TEEN COLOR RUN Sid Jacobson JCC, 300 Forest Dr., East Hills, 516-484-1545, For grades 6-12. Fee $36. Date 11 a.m. Nov. 11.

PINE BARRENS HALF MARATHON David A. Sarnoff Pine Barrens Preserve, Route 104, Riverhead, 631-369-1557, Two-loop run in pine barrens. Starts half-mile into woods from County Road 104 entrance. Check-in 7 a.m. No strollers, no dogs. Fee $60. Date 9 a.m. Nov. 12.

FAIRWAY MARKET 5K TURKEY TROT Eisenhower Park, Hempstead Turnpike and Merrick Avenue, East Meadow, 516-442-0117, Jog strollers OK. Kids 1k fun run 8:40 a.m. Food donations. Fee See website. Date 9 a.m. Nov. 13.

INTEGRATED MEDICAL FOUNDATION BLUE RIBBON RUN FOR PROSTATE CANCER 5K AND 10K Syosset-Woodbury park, 7800 Jericho Tpke., Woodbury, 516-349-7646, Benefits men’s health causes. Free PSA screenings men 40 and older 8-10 a.m. Check-in 7:45 a.m.; 5k 9:30 a.m., 10k 9:35 a.m. Fee See website. Date 9:30 a.m. Nov. 13.

TEAM DANIEL RUNNING FOR RECOVERY FROM MENTAL ILLNESS 5K RUN/WALK North Hempstead Beach Park, 175 W. Shore Rd., Port Washington, 516-297-5735, Check-in 7:30 a.m., fun run 8:30 a.m. Fee $25 by Nov. 5, $30 race day. Date 9 a.m. Nov. 13.

BLAZING TRAILS 4-MILE RUN/WALK FOR AUTISM Great Neck South High School, 341 Lakeville Rd., Great Neck, 516-349-7646, Fee $25, $30 race day. Date 9 a.m. Nov. 19.

BROOKHAVEN TRAIL HALF MARATHON Brookhaven State Park, off William Floyd Parkway, Wading River,, 631-806-4649. Fee $60, $70 race day. Date 9 a.m. Nov. 20. CITY COUNCIL 10K TURKEY TROT Riverside Boulevard and boardwalk, Long Beach, 1-mile kids run 8:30 a.m. Fee $25, $30 race day, $5 kids run. Date 9 a.m. Nov. 20.NISSEQUOGUE RIVER STATE PARK FOUNDATION 1K TURKEY TROT AND 5K RUN FOR THE PARK Administration building, Nissequogue River State Park, 799 St. Johnland Rd., Kings Park, 516-437-4000, Benefits park. 1k kids run 8:30 a.m., 5k 9 a.m. Fee 5k $20 by Nov. 20, $25 race day; $10 1k. Date 8:30 a.m. Nov. 24. BLUE POINT SMILES TURKEY TROT Corey Beach, Corey Avenue, Blue Point, 631-289-3990, Fun run 8:45 a.m. 10 and younger, turkey headbands for all. 5k run 9 a.m.; 1.5-mile walk 9 a.m. Benefits Smiles Change Lives. No race-day entries. Fee 5k and walk $20 by Oct. 31, $25 after; fun run $10 by Oct. 31, $15 after. Date 8:45 a.m. Nov. 24. GARDEN CITY TURKEY TROT St. Paul’s School, 285 Stewart Ave., Garden City, 516-515-1598, Challenger division, 8:30 a.m., fun run 9:30 a.m., 5 mile 10 a.m. Benefits Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Interfaith Nutrition Network. Fee $25, $35 race day; fun run $15, $20 race day. Date 8:30 a.m. Nov. 24. MATTITUCK TURKEY TROT High school, Main Road, Mattituck,, 631-734-6049. Hosted by teachers association, benefits scholarships and local charity. Check-in 7:45 a.m. Fee $15-$30. Date 9 a.m. Nov. 24.

MONTAUK RUN FOR FUN TURKEY TROT AROUND FORT POND Village Green, Main Street, Montauk, 631-668-2000, 3-mile or 6-mile race. Check-in 8 a.m. at Chamber of Commerce, 742 Montauk Hwy. Fee See website. Date 9 a.m. Nov. 24.

PORT WASHINGTON TURKEY TROT Manorhaven Beach Park, Manorhaven Boulevard, 516-767-2121, 5-mile run/walk, 9 and older. Benefits Community Chest. Fee $35, $25 ages 9-21 by Nov. 21; $50, $25 ages 9-21 by Nov. 22-23; $60, $35 ages 9-21 race day by 8 a.m. Date 8:30 a.m. Nov. 24.

SHOREHAM-WADING RIVER THANKSGIVING DAY FOOT RACES Miller Avenue School, 3 Miller Ave., 631-821-8116, 5k and 1-mile run for 13 and older at 8 a.m., 1 mile 8:15 a.m. 12 and younger, 5k 8:50 a.m. Benefits scholarships. Fee $15, $20 race day. Date 8 a.m. Nov. 24.TOWNWIDE FUND OF HUNTINGTON THANKSGIVING DAY RUN American Legion Hall, Route 110, Halesite, 631-271-3349, 4-mile run. Fun run 8:30 a.m. No skates, baby strollers or animals. Benefits charities. Fee $20 by Nov. 7, $25 after, $40 race day; $7 fun run. Date 9 a.m. Nov. 24.


JINGLE BELL 5K RUN/WALK Hofstra University, USA Building, North Campus, 900 Fulton Ave., Hempstead, 631-427-8272, Check-in 8:30 a.m. Fee $25 by Oct. 31, $30 Nov. 1-Dec. 2, $35 race day; $20 children’s Reindeer Romp. Date 8:30 a.m. Dec. 3.

SEAFORD WELLNESS HOT CHOCOLATE 5K RUN/WALK High School, 1575 Seamans Neck Rd., Seaford, 516-384-8536, Benefits youth programs, environmental cleanup. Check-in 7:30 a.m. Fee $25. Date 9 a.m. Dec. 3.

TOUGH COOKIE 8K TRAIL RACE Sunken Meadow State Park, Kings Park, Hilly. Benefits Greenbelt Trail Conference. Check-in 7:30 a.m. Fee $18 by Oct. 30, $20 after. Date Dec. 4.

SANTA’S 5K TOY TROT Begins and ends in Shorefront Park, Smith Street, Patchogue, 516-220-8574, Strollers, Santas, outfits, walkers welcome. Donate unwrapped toys. Benefits Kiwanis Foundation. Check-in 9-10:30 a.m. Fee $25; $30 race day. Date 11 a.m. Dec. 4.

INDIAN ISLAND TRAIL 5K AND 15K Indian Island County Park, Indian Point Road, Riverhead,, 631-369-1557. 1-loop 5k and 3-loop 15k cross-country trail. Check-in 7 a.m. Fee $25 5k and $35 15k by Oct. 31; $35 5k and $45 15k by Dec. 4; $40 5k race day, $50 15k. Date 9 a.m. Dec. 10.

CAMPUS 5K RUN-WALK CHALLENGE Through the Hofstra University campus, 100 Fulton Ave., Hempstead, 516-683-0710, ext. 212, Benefits Community Mainstreaming Associates’ services for disabled people. Fee $25 individual, $25 per team member by Oct. 31; see website for more. Check-in 8:30 a.m. Date 10:30 a.m. Dec. 10.

SNOWBALL RUN 5-MILER Oregano Joe’s, 1919 Wantagh Ave., Wantagh,, 516-557-2325. Donate new, wrapped toy. No strollers, dogs. Check-in 6:30 a.m. Fee $25, $30 race day. Date 8 a.m. Dec. 10.

JINGLE ALL THE WAY 5K Cedar Creek Park, 3340 Merrick Rd., Seaford,, 516-442-0117. Run Run Rudolph 1k 8:40 a.m. Jog strollers allowed. Donate a toy. Fee $29-$35, $22-$27 youth and high school students; $13-$15 1k children. Date 9 a.m. Dec. 11.

JINGLE BELL RUN Grand Boulevard and boardwalk, Long Beach,, 516-431-3890. Check-in 5 p.m. at VFW, 675 Park Ave. Wearable lights encouraged. Fee A toy. Date 6 p.m. Dec. 11.

HO HO HO 5K RUN JFK Middle School, 500 Broadway, Bethpage, 516-349-7646, Free fun run 8:45 a.m., costume parade 9 a.m., 5k 9:30 a.m. Fee $25, $12.50 younger than 16. Date 9:30 a.m. Dec. 17.

GLIRC HECKSCHER-TO-CONNETQUOT TRAIL RUN Parking Field 5, Heckscher State Park, Heckscher Parkway, East Islip, 516-349-7646, 9.5-mile run. Fee Free. Date 8 a.m. Dec. 18.


STATE PARK WINTER RUN SERIES Long Island State Parks, 631-321-3510, Four races on consecutive Sundays. Fee See website. Dates Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29. See website for details.

10-MILE RUN TO BLUE POINT BREWERY 161 River Ave., Patchogue, race starts, ends at brewery,, 631-589-5700 or 631-419-3090. Benefits Better Understanding of Life in Africa organization. Must be 21 or older and finish within 2 hours, 15 minutes. Fee $50; no race-day entries. Date TBA.

PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION MARATHON AND HALF MARATHON Eisenhower Park, Hempstead Turnpike and Merrick Avenue, East Meadow, Fee See website. Date 9 a.m. Jan. 29.


4-MILE SNOWFLAKE RACE New York Avenue and boardwalk, Long Beach,, 516-431-3890. Fee See website. Date 9 a.m. Feb. 4.

JOE LATINO WINTER RELAYS Sunken Meadow State Park, Kings Park, Three-person relay teams, 2 miles per runner. Fee See website. Date 10 a.m. Feb. 25.


LITTLE COW HARBOR 4-MILE RUN FOR HOPE Oldfield Middle School, Oldfield Road, Greenlawn. Station. Fun run 8:30 a.m. Fee See website. Date 9 a.m. March 4.

TOWNWIDE FUND OF HUNTINGTON ST. PATRICK’S DAY 4-MILE RUN American Legion hall, Mill Dam Road, Halesite., 631-629-4950. Fee See website. Date 8 a.m. March 18.

RUN FOR TOMORROW’S HOPE 5K AND 1-MILE FUN RUN. St. Joseph’s Elementary School, 450 Franklin Ave., Garden City,, 516-747-2730. Fun run 8:30 a.m. Fee $25 5k, $10 fun run; race day $35 5k, $20 fun run. Date 9 a.m. March 25.

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