Port Washington Winter Run

Sun March 8, 2020 Port Washington, NY US 11050 Directions
North Hempstead Beach Park
175 West Shore Road
Port Washington, NY US 11050

The Port Washington Winter Run is a 5-Mile Run starting and finishing in North Hempstead Beach Park, Port Washington.  The 5-Mile loop starts in the park and heads north and then south along West Shore Road, ending back in the Park.  This race is open to runners ages 13 and older who can run 5 miles in 75 minutes or less. All runners will receive a long-sleeve performance shirt.  Finishers receive a medal. At race end, awards based on gun time are given to the top three athletes overall, male/female and the top three athletes, male/female in each 5-year age group.

There will be a Post Race Party in a heated tent with live music and lunchBeer is being donated and served by the Greenport Harbor Brewing Company, a craft brewer, who will be producing a small special batch JUST for our race.

Runners under the age of 16 years must be accompanied by a parent or guardian or by an adult person authorized by the child's parent or guardian in order to enter the tent. Runners age 21 and older will receive a bracelet, which will be ID for purposes of enjoying the beer.   

Proceeds benefit the Community Chest of Port Washington, a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization whose mission is to give grants to charities that serve Port Washington residents and to provide below-cost rent to charities, helping them fulfill their missions.  


Race Guidelines
  • Minimum age is 13. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult (21 years or older). If not running, adult accompanying a minor will have to pay a $10 fee to enter the heated tent after the race. Children under the age of 16 years will not be allowed to enter the post-race tent unless accompanied by his or her parent or guardian or by an adult accompanying the minor.
  • Although it may not seem obvious to all, NO beer will be served to ANYONE UNDER 21 years of age.
  • This is a USA Track & Field sanctioned Running race.
  • Race will be converted to a 5K if the road conditions dictate such a change.
  • Strollers, skateboards, bicycles and dogs are not permitted. 
  • Fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • The Race is open to participants with a running pace of 15:00, and a finish time not to exceed 75 minutes.
  • No vehicles will be allowed to leave the Park until everyone finishes the race.

The race reserves the right to ask a participant to leave if Race Guidelines are not followed.

Race Contact Info
If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at
Race Packet Pick Up

Race packet includes performance long-sleeve shirt and race bib. 

Friday, March 6, 2020 6:00-8:00 PM AND Saturday, March 7, 2020 10 AM-noon at Community Chest of Port Washington, 382 Main Street, Ground floor conference room (entrance on Main Street), or on race day, Sunday, March 8, 2020 7:45-8:55 AM in the tent at North Hempstead Beach Park Parking Field.

Awards & Medals

All finishers receive a medal. At race end, awards based on GUN TIME are given to top the top three (3) athletes overall, male and female and to the top three (3) male and female finishers in the following age groups: 13-15; 16-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70 +.  Unclaimed awards can be picked up at the Community Chest of Port Washington, 382 Main Street, Port Washington, NY after the race.  Call 767-2121.

Food Donors
Post Event Party

Post-race we will be hosting a party in a heated tent in the North Hempstead Beach Park parking lot.  We will have food, beer by Greenport Harbor Brewing Company and live music by Off Peak.  Greenport Harbor Brewing Company will be bringing a SPECIAL SMALL BATCH created just for the race and treating us to several of their unique and delicious brews. Participants under 21 will NOT be allowed to drink after the race.

No runner under the age of 16 will be admitted to the tent unless accompanied by his or her parent or guardian or by an adult person 21 years of age or older authorized by the child's parent or guardian. Those supervising and accompanying minors, who are not participating in the race must purchase entrance to the tent for a donation of $10 per person. They will be issued a wrist band which will be their entry ticket to the party.  These can be purchased on site at the event.  

Friends and relatives can join the post-race party for a donation of $10 per person.  You will be issued a wrist band which will be your entry ticket to the party.  These can be purchased on site at the event.  



Timing and Results

Race bibs have an embedded timing chip.  Timing and place based on chip time is calculated by Finish Line Road Race Technicians (FLRRT) and posted at the finish line and after the race at FLRRT.com.  Top 6 overall winners will be announced in the tent.


There are many sponsorship opportunities available.  All sponsors will be recognized at the run, in press, social media and links on our website.  We welcome the opportunity to talk about how we can meet your marketing needs with a sponsorship.  Please call (516) 767-2121 or email info@portchest.org.

The Peter & Jeri Dejana Family Foundation is our Event Sponsor.

All sponsors will be on the back of the t-shirt given out to runners. 

Race Course Map

2020 Winter Run Course Map

In Person Registration

We encourage all runners to register on-line. On line registration is open until 10 AM Friday, March 6th. Fees remain the same throughout the on-line registration period. 

Same day race registration is available on March 8, 2020 from 7:30 AM - 8:45 AM at the North Hempstead Beach Park race venue. Fees for same day registration are higher ($60 for 21 and older; $45 for age 13-20). Shirts can not be guaranteed for same day registrants.  


Frequently Asked Questions
  • Is there race day registration?
    Yes, we will have race day registration but the fee will be higher $60.  We encourage all runners to sign up on-line only by 10AM on March 6, 2020.
  • Can my friend or family member pick up my packet?
  • How are awards determined? Awards are based on GUN TIME. If you feel that you might be in contention for an award, make sure to line up near the starting line.
  • Where can I see race results?
    Race results will be posted on the side of the FLRRT truck.  Complete race results will be available at  www.FLRRT.com by noon on 3/9/20
  • When does online registration close?
    On-line registration closes on March 6, 2020 at 10AM.
  • When and where can we pick up our packets?
    Race Packet Pick Up is on Friday, March 6, 2020 from 6pm – 8pm and Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 10 am - noon at the Community Chest of Port Washington, Ground floor conference room or Sunday, March 8 from 7:45am-8:45am at the start of the race.
  • Is there a rain date?
    In the event of dangerous road conditions, the run will be converted to a 5k or cancelled, depending on police instructions.
  • After registering I realize I cannot participate Do you offer refunds?
    Unfortunately we do not offer refunds as funds are invested into the event well ahead of time.
  • Can I transfer allow someone else to use my bib? No, because the race results are calculated based on the runner’s gender and age.  If you mix up bibs, the race results are skewed.
  • Are there refreshments after the race?
    We are having a party in a heated tent after the race.  There will be  food, beer, water and dessert.
  • I am not interested in the beer party, is there a different price for party-free running?
    The price is the same for beer drinkers and teetotalers. 
  • Are there bathrooms available for the runners?
    We will have use of the restrooms at the Hempstead Harbor Beach Park. 
  • Can I run with my dog? Dogs are not permitted for safety reasons.  
  • Are headphones permitted?
    Headphones are permitted.  Make sure, however, that you can hear all course and safety instructions from volunteers and police officers.
  • Is there a place to put my valuables when I am running?
    Runners typically lock their valuables in their parked cars.
  • Where do I park? There is plenty of parking at the parking fields of the Bar Beach/Hempstead Harbor Beach area.
  • When do the roads close to traffic? Two lanes of West Shore Road (Between Fairway Drive and Beacon Hill Road) will close at 9AM.  If you are a Port Washington resident and need to speak with someone about the road closures, please call the Community Chest at (516) 767-2121
  • Who are the charities associated with the event?
    The Port Washington Winter Run benefits the Community Chest of Port Washington, a charity that raises money for 25 + local programs providing vital services for our neighbors in need.
  • I want to participate, but can't walk or run, how can I volunteer? Contact info@portchest.org or 767-2121 for volunteer information.
  • What if none of these questions is my question?
    If you have any unanswered questions, email us at jmeer@portchest.org.  We promise you an answer. 
Traffic and Road Closures

The Community Chest is respectful of inconvenience to residents living along West Shore Road and in Beacon Hill.  For that reason, and to minimize any lane closure times, the Winter Run is open to participants with a running pace of 15:00, and a finish time not to exceed 75 minutes.  For residents travelling East/South from Beacon Hill, West Shore Road will be closed from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM.  For cars traveling North on West Shore Road from Roslyn, West Shore Road will be closed just north of Fairway Drive.  Fairway Drive will be accessible from the south and exiting traffic must turn right.  Residents of Beacon Hill Colony will be able to exit the neighborhood heading north/west on Marginal Road.



All participants will be able to park in the Hempstead Harbor Beach Park parking lot where there is plenty of parking.  

Make sure to arrive by 8:30 AM as West Shore Road will close at 8:45 AM for the safety of all participants and residents.

The start/finish is in this lot as is the post-race party.


The race venue is at the Town of North Hempstead's, Hempstead Harbor Beach Park parking field. Address for GPS is 175 West Shore Road, Port Washington, NY 11050


The Community Chest has hired LIRP (Long Island Race Photographers - Ed Grenzig) to take race photos.  All photos are FREE to you. They will be posted here on RunSignUp and searchable by Bib # and name.  To find the photos on this site, click on "Photos" at the bottom, choose the correct event date (03/08/20) and search by bib# or name.

We'll also have Owen Costello, our amazing volunteer photographer taking photos before and after the race.  We will also post these photos here.



Wine Raffle

Palm Bay International, North America's leading provider and distributor of imported premium wine and spirits, located on the Race Route (West Shore Road), and Bronze Sponsor of the Winter Run is donating a case of wine to be raffled off at the post-race party.  All runners (21 and older) are eligible to participate in the raffle.

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