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The 2018 Cow Harbor Race - Saturday, September 15th.

Please be on the lookout for Discount Days throughout the next 6 months.

The Great Cow Harbor 10-Kilometer Run is one of the most prestigous foot races in the country and nationally ranked. Runner's World has named the Cow Harbor Race 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. This event attracts families and participants of all ages. Over 1000 entrants are expected.

New England Runner's 2009 "Race of the Year"
Read the article here.

View 2017 Race Video


Race For Charity
This year the Great Cow Harbor 10K Run is proud to support Special Olympics, the Veterans Administration, and our local food pantry.

The Cow Harbor Race features express timing. Finishing times are available faster than ever before. This method of timing results in a smoother finish line with runners exiting the area quickly. Finish times will be displayed at a designated location in the Northport Village Park.

Major sponsors include Michelob Ultra, Honest Tea, New Balance, Polar, Clif, Tippy Cow, Blue Diamond Nut Thins, King Kullen, Gatorade, Super Runners Shops, News 12, UPS, WBAB FM 102.3, Snyder's of Hanover, Raphael Vineyards, Poland Spring, Vintage Seltzer, Carolina Jasmine Rice, Clipper Ship Tea Company, Northwell Health, and the Village of Northport.

Number Pickup
Number pick up is Friday at the Laurel Avenue School between 6:30 and 9:00 PM and Saturday morning from 7 to 8 AM.

Media Coverage
Finish line video coverage will be available for free viewing on demand on News 12 Interactive, channel 612, on iO TV, beginning later that evening.

Relive the excitement of the Cow Harbor Race on the YES Network. Highlights of the race will be aired in October. For airing times visit or download an excel list.

Looking for 2017 Race photos? Visit

The Great Cow Harbor 10K Run and 2K Fun Run / Walk, a nonprofit event, is held in cooperation with a number of community organizations. The proceeds are used to make a substantial contribution to Special Olympics Long Island. For more information about the race and sponsorship or to volunteer, please contact the Race Committee at

Registration (Note: No application accepted for the 10K on Friday night, 9/14/18.)
A. Register Online
B. Download an application & register by mail by sending a self addressed stamped envelope to:

The Great Cow Harbor 10K Run
P.O. Box 41
Northport, New York 11768

If you would like to volunteer, either on Race day or the few days before, please send your request to: You will be contacted by the Volunteer Coordinator.

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Photos courtesy of Island Photography and Chris Carrion.