Tough Cookie 8K Trail Race

Sun December 5, 2021 Directions


10:00AM EST - 12:00PM EST
Sunken Meadow State Park
Kings Park, NY

The Tough Cookie 8K is a challenging and fun race entirely on trails in Sunken Meadow State Park, followed by a raffle and holiday cookie fest. Bring your own favorite recipe or just enjoy cookies made by local bakeries, and our race volunteers.

Slow runners and fast walkers welcome.

All net proceeds are donated to local charities. Past recipients include the Long Island Greenbelt Trail Conference, The Ecumenical Lay Council Northport Food Pantry, Maggie's Mission, Salvation Army of East Northport, Ronald McDonald House of Manhattan, and Long Island Cares.

Professional timing by SRC Timing Services

This is an 8K (5 mile) trail race set in one of the most beautiful locations on Long Island. Run mostly on trails, It starts down at sea level but takes you through a scenic tour of the park with striking views of the Long Island Sound from the cliffs on the way back to the finish. Featuring the only race on Long Island with cookies at the water stops, free professional race photos by Long Island Runner Photos (LIRP), and post race cookies. A race not to miss! Start is 10:00am sharp rain or shine from Sunken Meadow State Park, parking field 3. Refunds will not be distributed. All net proceeds donated to local charities. 

FREE Photos

Photos will be posted here on RunSignUp, with the ability to search for your photos by bib# or name. Just click on the photos tab above, and select Facebook or RSU.
Or Click on this Photos link. Be sure to set the race year in the drop down box.
Please be sure to keep your bib# clearly visible on your front torso, so it appears in the photos for accurate bib# tagging of the photos!

Registration and Bib Pickup Options

Bib pickup and late registration will be available on race morning from 8:30-9:45am on site. Online registration closes at 3pm on 12/4/21.

Late registration costs $30

All participants will receive a fleece headband with registration, while supplies last

Place your Bib on your CHEST OR ABDOMEN FACING FRONT, Not the side or on your back!
The photos on RunSignUp will be easily searchable by your name or Bib# if your Bib# clearly shows in the photo.
So please take your time to have your Bib# clearly displayed for our photographers!


Awards will be given to the top three finishers in Open Male and Female, Masters Male and Female, and the top three finishers in 5-year
age groups.

See our Facebook link or for last minute updates and further details. Provide your email for pre-race updates and information pertaining to race preparation.


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Sunken Meadow State Park
Kings Park, NY


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