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Teams of eight runners each will traverse a scenic course through the rolling countryside of beautiful Long Island. Each participant will run between five and seven miles.
The event includes a gala-post race party under a large tent featuring 4 1/2 hours of unlimited beer, wine, soda and food. There will be music and dancing. The 34th edition of the “Best Post-Race Party in the Northeast” will take place at the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park on the shoreline of beautiful Oyster Bay Harbor near the finish line.
Men's and women's open teams, men's and women's masters teams, men's and women's senior masters teams, mixed open, senior, and senior masters teams, corporate teams, law enforcement/firefighter teams, physically challenged teams, and Leukemia and Lymphoma Society teams are welcome.
For 2019 a limited number of individuals will be allowed to participate. Those participating will start at 7:00am and be required to meet the time requirements identified in these instructions to be timed at checkpoints 6 and 7 and the finish. No on-course aid will be provided by race organizers. You may arrange for personalized support from other teams or arrange for your individual support crew.
To insure individual runners are qualified to run and finish a 50 mile event in the 9 hour time limit (4:00 pm), the individual must provide evidence that they have completed a marathon or ultramarathon within the past 2-years at time faster than indicated:
Individuals wishing to compete should contact Sue Fitzpatrick at 516-349-7646.
Awards will be presented to each member of the top three teams in each category. "Spirit of the Relay" Award: a $60 gift certificate to The Runner's Edge for each member of the team that best exemplifies the fun and camaraderie of the event, in memory of Sharon End. The awards ceremony will take place during the party at 4pm.
THIS INFORMATION WAS EMAILED OUT TO PARTICIPANTS WHO WE HAD EMAIL ADDRESSES FOR:
Hi Ocean to Sound participant,
We are looking forward to a great day on Sunday and are finalizing the details. As we included in the last paragraph of this email sent out last night regarding the road closure at the end of Leg 3 and the beginning of Leg 4, please read the attached special instructions.
PLEASE BRING WITH YOU A COMPLETED ROSTER, OR BEFORE YOU PICKUP YOUR TEAM PACKET, PLEASE KNOW WHAT LEG EACH MEMBER OF YOUR TEAM IS RUNNING. FOR SAFETY REASONS WE NEED TO HAVE THIS INFORMATION IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY AND SO THAT WE CAN IDENTIFY YOU IN PHOTOS. IT WILL ALSO BE HELPFUL TO KNOW THE SHIRT SIZE FOR EACH RUNNER.
Please note that Captain/Team instructions, Course guide, Vehicle Support Information and Course Maps are available on the Run Sign Up Website which you can access by clicking here. We will also have a copy of each of these in the race packets, with the exception of the course maps.
PACKET PICK UP:
Pre race day packet pick up is at the Runner's Edge 242 Main St, Farmingdale on Friday, September 20th from 2:00PM TO 6:00PM and on Saturday, September 21st from noon to 4:00pm.
Day of race packet pickup will be at Jones Beach Field 2 on the ocean side of the bathhouse from 6:15am to 7:45am.
There is one packet for each team with all 8 bibs in it. Anyone on the team can pick up the packet for their team but please make sure you coordinate how the bibs will be handed out to each team member. The runner must have their bib on before the start of their leg.
When you pick up your race packet, you must hand in the team roster with each team member on it listed next to their appropriate leg. The roster is the last page of the Captains Instructions.
If you are a captain and you didn't enter all of your team members in the system with email addresses, they will not be getting this information. It's your responsibility to make sure they know what to do on race day and that they know their leg.
PLEASE READ THE CAPTAIN/TEAM INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY. There are significant changes to the course on Legs 5, 6, 7 and 8, and there is other very important race day information.
As we did last year, the chips are built into the bibs so you no longer need to pass a timing strap at the end of each leg. Please read the section regarding Individual Leg Time Recording for more specific information.
Please remember to bring your bib to the party as the tearoff is your entry ticket which will be exchanged for a bracelet at the door.
The bathrooms at the Park at the finish will not be open, but Porta potties will be available
Please listen to instructions from the volunteers on the course and at the checkpoints. Your safety is our first concern!
IMPORTANT NOTICE: We were just notified today that due to a Fair at Old Bethpage Restoration Village on Round Swamp Road, they will be closing the road to vehicular traffic. We will be addressing this issue in an email tomorrow morning to re-route the support vehicles. The changed instructions for the support vehicles will also be attached to the outside of the registration packet.
Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.
You get FREE Photos courtesy of GLIRC which will be posted on the Facebook page. Here you can comment, share, download and just have fun with your friends and Families. All photos are FREE!
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 Team 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.
Early check-in will be at the Runner's Edge, 242 Main Street, Farmingdale (516 420-7963) on Friday. Sept. 20, 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday Sept. 21, noon to 4:00 p.m. If your team avails itself of this early check-in, they do not have to check-in at the registration table on race morning.
Race day check-in is between 6:15 and 7:45 a.m. at Jones Beach parking field 2.
At check-in teams must submit a completed team roster/waiver form (if not already submitted online). Each team will receive: 1) 8 running numbers 2) 8 race shirts 3) 32 safety pins
A few photos (67) from 2017 O2S! Party pictures are at the end so you can always navigate backwards to see them first!
New this year we have 26.2 as a sponsor who will provide their outstanding 26.2 Marathon beer at the post race party, together with their Truly Hard Seltzer, Tura Alcoholic Kombucha, and Wild Leaf Craft Hard Tea.
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