8 Great Runs in August Across Long Island


There are so many great runs this summer on Long Island.

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We chose a handful of the most fun, challenging or just plain interesting sounding runs for the month of August. We’ve also included a couple of triathlons for runners looking to expand their horizons. Click the links below to register.


Smith Point Sprint Triathlon

  • Type: Triathalon
  • Fee: $125
  • Date: Sun Aug. 4th, 2019 
  • Place: Smith Point County Park, Shirley, NY
  • About: Begin at Smith Point Country Park with a 500 meter swim. Then take a 16K bike ride over the bridge and back. Finally there is a 5K run back over the bridge.


Grape Gallop

  • Type: 5K
  • Fee: $55
  • Date: Aug. 10th, 10am
  • Place: Duck Walk Vineyard South, 231 Montauk Highway, Water Mill
  • About: Run in the vineyard then enjoy some wine tasting afterward.


NCPD Police Officer Memorial 5K Run

  • Type: 5K
  • Fee: $30
  • Date: Sat Aug. 10th, 9:00am
  • Place: Sawmill Intermediate School, 103 New Hwy, Commack
  • About: Run in remembrance of fallen officers. Proceeds will be donated to Scholarship Funds in the Officer's names.


Fire Island 5k Run for Rose

  • Type: 5K
  • Fee: $35.00
  • Date: Sun Aug. 11th, 10:30am
  • Place: 1 Cayuga Street Ocean Bay Park
  • About: There will be a special 8:45am ferry to Ocean Bay Park that day to accommodate runners.


10K Dirty Sock Run

  • Type: 10K
  • Fee: $25
  • Date: Sun Aug. 11th, 8:00am
  • Place: Babylon Village near Grade School and Trails
  • 169 Park Ave, Babylon
  • About: Part of the USATF Long Island Track and Field Cross Country Series. It raises money for local food pantries and soup kitchens.


Fifth Annual Run the Farm 4 Mile Challenge

  • Type:4 Mile
  • Fee: $20
  • Date: Sat Aug. 17th, 9:00am
  • Place: Bethel Hobbs Community Farm, 178 Oxhead Rd, Centereach
  • About: Run to benefit Bethel Hobbs Community Farm with a mission to service local food pantries and food programs.


Aloha Run to the Great South Bay Brewery

  • Type: 5 Mile
  • Fee: $55
  • Date: Sun Aug. 18th, 8:30am
  • Place: Great South Bay Brewery, 25 Drexel Dr, Bay Shore
  • About: Flat and fast  tour of local neighborhoods followed by post-race party at the Great South Bay Brewery facility.


Runner's Edge TOBAY Triathlon and Relay

  • Type: Triathalon
  • Fee: $115
  • Date: Sun Aug. 25th, 7am
  • Place: Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park, 25 West End Ave, Oyster Bay
  • About: Begins with a half-mile swim in Oyster Bay Harbor. Next, is a one loop 15K bike ride. Last, a 5K up to the Planting Fields Arboretum and down to Roosevelt Park.