CATHOLIC HEALTH SERVICES’ 3RD ANNUAL SUFFOLK COUNTY MARATHON
OCTOBER 29, 2017 – 8:00AM
Support our veterans with a marathon, half marathon, 5K and relay races through Suffolk’s downtowns, parks and waterfronts. Post-race celebrate with the Taste of Long Island Festival featuring live music, great food, and local award-winning wines and craft brews.
Freedom Fest: A Taste of Long Island Festival
The FreedomFest Taste of Long Island Festival will begin at 9:00am, shortly before the first Half Marathoners will finish, and will take place right in the heart of downtown Patchogue. The event will feature live musical entertainment and will highlight our local craft Breweries, award-winning wines, and local food and produce. Free tasting will be given to all race participants.
We encourage spectators to join in the fun by attending the downtown festivals that will be held right along the race route. And the best part is, with easy access to the Long Island Railroad and complimentary shuttle service being provided by our sponsoring partner Suffolk Transportation, Inc., you can experience them all and still make it back to Heckscher State Park in time to see your loved ones finish and take part in the Taste of Long Island Festival.
Train Schedule, Flights, Ferries, Limos… Hop aboard a Long Island train, schedule a flight into one of several major airports or take advantage of the roadways, ferries and buses, as well as Long Island limos, car rentals and taxis–it’s easy to get around Long Island.
Just outside of New York City, you’ll find 120 miles of sparkling beaches, iconic sites, quaint downtowns, world-renowned wine country, and luxurious properties. From scenic running paths to relaxing spa days, Long Island provides the ultimate run, stay and play destination for Suffolk County marathon-goers in New York City’s beachfront backyard.
Train for the big day in one of Long Island’s many scenic parks. Long Island has dozens of gorgeous parks and preserves with flat and hilly paths perfect for hiking. You can run along the beach, or find a shaded trail high along a wooded bluff. Whether along the beach or a shaded trail along a wooded bluff, find inspiration in one of our local parks to help shape your training.
Travelers looking to stay and play on Long Island can choose from a wide variety of accommodations that meet every need and budget. From hotels with rich history to beachside bed and breakfasts, luxury rentals to family-friendly finds, Long Island offers something for everyone.
Plan a pre- or post-race stay at one of Long Island’s many spa hotels for the ultimate mind, body and soul rejuvenation. You’ll find the Inn and Spa at East Wind, located in Long Island Wine Country, has everything from invigorating sea mud wraps to Arom-assage and Reike to balance the body’s energy to help promote deep relaxation. Or, Gurney’s Inn and Seawater Spa Resort in Montauk has an acclaimed spa renowned for its healing treatments and ocean-fed seawater pool, the only pool of its kind in North America. Plan a relaxing stay at one of Long Island full service hotels and resorts.
With unforgettable experiences on land, sea and in the sky, thrill-seekers can embark on the adventure of a lifetime in Long Island. Visit the Long Island Adventure park, where you’ll find a tree top course and zip-lining fun. You can still rent a kayak before the winter chill starts to set in or take a paddle boarding lesson. Why not take a bike tour through wine country or a brew tour on a Brew Cycle. Then head over to Pole Position raceway for the latest in high-performance, all-electric, emission-free indoor karts capable of speeds of 45 MPH.
Long Island is home to over 65 wineries and a variety of breweries. You could plan a Wine Country getaway for a couple days, relax in a sweet B&B, enjoy the catch-of-the-day at a local seafood shack, visit our farm stands for local produce and hand-made treats, shop our small villages, and sample some local wines at over three dozen wineries. Or if you prefer local brews and spirits, you can create your own adventure along the Long Island Craft Beverage Trail.