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Long Island State Parks To Host 29th Annual Winter Run Series

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is pleased to announce that the Long Island State Park Region will host its 29th annual Winter Run Series beginning January 2024.

The series will begin Sunday, January 14 at Heckscher State Park with an 80’s theme. Additional runs will be held January 21 at Robert Moses State Park with an oldies theme, January 28 at Sunken Meadow State Park with a 90’s theme, and February 4 at Jones Beach State Park, where you can come dressed as your favorite band or artist. All races are 5K in length and will start at 11 a.m.

Registration is open for both full series signups and individual runs. Registration is online only, there will be no in-person registration. The entry fee for full series registration is $50.00 and day-of-race registration is $20.00 per race. Full series registration will close when the maximum amount of 1,100 registrants is reached. Day-of-race registration is available online, beginning the Monday prior to each race, and accepted until 9 a.m. the day of the race.

Sponsors supporting the series include: Natural Heritage Trust, Connoisseur Media Long Island, and Runners Edge. For additional information, please call (631) 321-3510, weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation oversees more than 250 parks, historic sites, recreational trails, golf courses, boat launches and more, which saw a record 79.5 million visits in 2022. For more information on any of these recreation areas, visit, download the free NY State Parks Explorer app or call 518.474.0456. Join us in celebrating our Centennial throughout 2024, and connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and the OPRHP Blog.

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