1 of 5 "Must Run" races says Newsday 3/2011
The Doug Wood 5k is a unique XC Trail Running race going through Northport’s beautiful Makamah Preserve. It is in memory of Dr. Douglas Wood, a local psychiatrist, sportsman, & friend who inspired the excitement of adventure and local beauty. Proceeds support the Doug Wood Scholarship Fund, which awards 2 academic scholarships in Doug Wood’s name to members of the Northport High School XC/track and field programs
Day of Race Registration Accepted
Packet pickup Friday 6pm-8pm at Super Runner shop, Rte 110 Huntington, NY or at Norwood School race day
The Doug Wood Trail Run Featured in Newsday as one of the 5 “Must Run” Events in the article Runners Gearing Up For Local Spring Races. (Excerpts from the article below). every entrant gets a shot at one of the most unusual raffle prizes anywhere: an introductory flight lesson.
Runners gearing up for local spring races
Originally published: March 21, 2011 By JOHN HANC Special to Newsday
This weekend there were no fewer than six road races held across Nassau-Suffolk: …. Long Island has more than 30 events in the next eight weeks sure to test your fitness and help put a spring in your step. Among them are these five, ... established "must-run" events ... All are interesting races in interesting places -- also good for mere mortals interested in being part of the volunteer crew or cheering from the sidelines.
Doug Wood Memorial 5K Cross Country Run, Northport
The namesake for this race was a longtime member of the Northport Running Club. He was known to love the woods -- specifically, running along the trails of the 160-acre Makamah Nature Preserve, near Crab Meadow Beach, where the race is now held. (Start and finish is at the Norwood Avenue Elementary School.) "It is challenging, but it's so much fun," says Northport's Kathryn Martin, 59, a national age-group champion who has done this race several times. "You're just running through the woods."