Instructions & FAQs
Race Mechanics and the Great Cow Harbor 10K Run FAQs
Orderly and Timely Staging
Please stay out of the barriers and obey all restrictions near and around the traffic-calming island on Laurel Avenue.
(Reminder: To get an accurate split, deduct your starting time – the first digit of your race number for all waves except the first wave – from your finish time.) 4. Water Stops: Water is available at the Start and just after the 2-, 3-, 4-, and 5- mile points.
Quality awards to the top 10 overall male and female (All cash awards limited to US citizens only), top 3 masters male and female, and at least the top 3, depending on registration, in the following age divisions: 13-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+ over. 6. Awards: All Overall and Age Group awards will be given out at the Awards Ceremony at the gazebo. Age Group awards must be picked up at the table located on the west side of the gazebo. They will not be mailed. 7. Raffle: All runners are urged to stay for the raffle after the Awards Ceremony. Your race stub number must be deposited in the raffle box on the gazebo's steps. Winners must be present to be eligible for a prize. Save your number as proof of identity. 8. Cheating: All violators will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the USATF laws. You can help by reporting any "course cutters," "jumpers-in," or "false starters" with their number to a race official at the finish line. We will ban them from any future Great Cow Harbor 10K Runs. 9. Photos: Digital finisher and split photos will be available in your results within hours of the race. Island Photography will photograph finishers just before the clock for print-quality photos. Official finisher photos will be taken after the finish line and in the park. These are for finishers, friends, and family. ALL images will be posted on the web at www.islandphoto.com by 10/06 (event name = cowharbor). Remember to wear your number on the front of your shirt. 10. Parking: (Important) There will be no parking at the William J. Brosnan School. Eighteen school buses will shuttle runners from the parking lots at the Northport High School (located at Laurel Hill Road) to Scudder and Laurel Avenues from 6:30 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. The last bus will leave promptly at 7:45 a.m. Please plan your time accordingly. These buses will shuttle runners back to the high school parking lots from the finish area (Woodbine and Scudder Avenues) after the race until the award ceremony is over. (No later than 12 p.m.) 11. Baggage UPS trucks: Baggage UPS trucks will be parked outside the registration area. Any bags placed on the UPS trucks must be marked with the runner's number and will be transported to the finish line. This is a courtesy service. We will not assume any responsibility for the loss or theft of personal belongings. Make sure that all of your belongings are placed in clear plastic bags.
- Roller Skates/Blades
- Baby Strollers
Frequently Asked Questions
When is the race?
How do I register?
- $40 - 3/23 to 4/30
- $45 - 5/1 to 9/1
- $55 - 9/2 to 9/10 If Still Available
- $60 - 9/11 to 9/22 If Still Available
- Ages 12 and Under - $25
- 2K Registration is $25 and $15 for Ages 12 and Under