Runners Gear Up for the 36th Annual Great Cow Harbor 10K Run

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The 36th Annual Great Cow Harbor 10K Run, sponsored by Capital One Bank, will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 21st, 2013Cow Harbor in the Village of Northport, New York. More than 5,000+ runners are registered to participate in the nationally ranked ten kilometer race. The event will also include a 2K Fun Run/Walk for families and participants of all ages, for which an additional 1,000 entrants are expected to participate. In addition, more than 25,000 spectators are anticipated.

“Our main goal is to make this a fun and unique experience for the community and for all of our runners, whether they are elite runners, local runners, children or the Special Olympians who are the beneficiaries of this race,” said Harvey Sussman, Cow Harbor 10K Run race director. “We are extremely grateful to our supporting sponsors and the thousands of participants who have continued to help us make this event a huge success. We look forward to making this year’s Cow Harbor 10K the best race yet.”

The Great Cow Harbor 10K Run and 2K Fun Run / Walk, a nonprofit event, is held in cooperation with a number of community organizations, including lead sponsor Capital one Bank. The net proceeds from the race are used to make a substantial contribution to Special Olympics New York, the Veterans Administration Hospital in Northport and the local Food Pantry.

“Capital One Bank has been a proud supporter of the Great Cow Harbor 10K for nearly 20 years as part of our long standing commitment to Long Island and we are pleased that the race proceeds will help three very important organizations in our community,” said Jodi Dayborn, district manager of Western Suffolk for Capital One Bank. “We look forward to joining the festivities again this year with our own Capital One running team of bank employees who are equally proud to support this signature event in our Long Island community.”

An awards ceremony will be held immediately following the race, during which age group awards will be given out and a check presentation will be made to the Special Olympics New York.

Additional Great Cow Harbor sponsors include: New Balance, Michelob Ultra, Poland Spring, Super Runners Shops, News 12, Gatorade, Powerbar, Snyder’s of Hanover, King Kullen, Cabot Creamery, Immaculate Baking, Propel, Robert’s American Gourmet, Bulova Watches, The Window Shop Jewelers, Vintage Seltzer, UPS, Entenmanns, The Observer, WBAB – 102.3 and the Village of Northport.

Adults can register for $28.00. All children 12 and under can register for $10.00. The field will be limited to the first 5,500 10K applications that are received. There will be no Friday evening registration (9/20) for the 10K run. The 2K Fun Run / Walk will accept applications on Friday evening, however, there will be no day of race registration for either event.

For more information about the race and sponsorship or to volunteer, please contact the Race Committee at or visit

About Great Cow Harbor

The Great Cow Harbor 10K Run is one of Long Island’s most popular races with 5,000+ runners competing in this 10-Kilometer race through the village streets of Northport.  It is sanctioned by the Road Runners Club of America and has been selected the United States Championship Race for twenty-six consecutive years. This race combines small-town ambiance with national-class competition. Set in Northport Village, a pre-revolutionary ship-building center, the course offers a series of rolling green hills, a view of the Long Island Sound, and a downhill finish.

The Great Cow Harbor 10K Run is one of the most prestige foot races in the country and nationally ranked. The Runner, the nation’s premier running magazine, has named this race one of the top 40 races. The list includes the New York City Marathon, Boston Marathon and the Bay To Breakers. The Great Cow Harbor 10K Run was also named one of the top 100 races in the country by Runners World, another prestigious running publication. The New England Runner selected The Great Cow Harbor 10K Run its “Race of The Year” for 2009 stating “Big race atmosphere in a small town on the island; It’s a winner! Who says those “rolling” courses can’t be fun?”

About Capital One

Capital One Financial Corporation, headquartered in McLean, Virginia, is a Fortune 500 company with more than 900 branch locations primarily in New York, New Jersey, Texas, Louisiana, Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Its subsidiaries, Capital One, N.A. and Capital One Bank (USA), N. A. offer a broad spectrum of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients. We apply the same principles of innovation, collaboration and empowerment in our commitment to our communities across the country that we do in our business. We recognize that helping to build strong and healthy communities – good places to work, good places to do business and good places to raise families – benefits us all and we are proud to support this and other community initiatives.

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