Tough Cookie 8K Trail Race

Sun December 3, 2023 Directions



10:00AM EST - 12:00PM EST


Sunken Meadow State Park
Kings Park, NY


The Northport Running Club's 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

Race Details

This is an 8K (5 mile) trail race set in one of the most beautiful locations on Long Island. The run is mostly on trails. The course 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. This is 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. 

Due to a supply issue, the headbands will only be available while supplies last

Registration and Bib Pickup Options

Early bib pickup will be available at Smithtown Running Company the day before the event from 11am to 5pm.  (91 E Main St. Smithtown, parking in the back off of Bellemeade Ave.)

Bib pickup and late registration will be available on race morning from 8:30-9:45am on site. Online registration closes at 3pm on 12/3/22.

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! Click Here


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.

You get FREE Photos by - LIRP Long Island Running Photos

Photos will be posted on the LIRP Facebook page. Here you can comment, share, download and just have fun with your friends and Families. 
All photos are FREE! You can also ask Ed of LIRP to take any special photos with your friends and family if you like. 
All Facebook photo album links here.

The same 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.

IMPORTANT: 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!

Race Contact Info

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Race Website

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Course Map


Sunken Meadow State Park
Kings Park, NY


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