Catholic Health Services’ 4th Annual Suffolk County Marathon
October 28, 2018 - 8:00am


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There are approximately 90,000 veterans who call Suffolk County their home. These are our friends, family members, and neighbors. The 4th Annual Catholic Health Services’ Suffolk County Marathon, Half Marathon, 5k, Relay, and FreedomFest: Taste of Long Island Festival is an opportunity for us all to thank, honor and support our local heroes. All net proceeds will go directly toward expanding and enhancing services for our veterans, along with active duty military personnel living right here in Suffolk County.

We cannot, however, hold an event of this scale without the understanding and involvement of our hosting communities. We sincerely thank all of our residents for their patience and support. It is our sincere hope that you will come out to the race course on the morning of October 28th and show your support for our runners and our veterans.

If you need to travel during the morning hours of October 28th, it is important to note that minimizing any unwanted impact to our housing communities has been— and will continue to be—at the forefront of the event’s planning. Suffolk County Police will be directing traffic across Montauk Highway at key intersections (listed below) throughout the entire morning, wherever gaps in runners present themselves. Optimal cross times are noted.

We do want to stress that there is expected to be heavier runner traffic on Montauk Highway outside of these optimal times, which will make it more difficult, though not impossible, to cross the course.

Intersection Hamlet Best Times To Cross*
Oakdale/Bohemia Road/Bridle Way and Franklin Ave Oakdale Before 8:35AM and after 12:15PM

West Oak Drive and Montauk Highway Oakdale Update coming soon.
Atlantic Avenue and Montauk Highway West Sayville Update coming soon.

Greene Avenue and Montauk Highway Sayville Update coming soon.
Gillette Avenue / Railroad Avenue and Montauk Highway Sayville Before 8:25 Am and after 12:45PM

Amy Drive and Montauk Highway Sayville Update coming soon.

Bayport Avenue and Montauk Highway Bayport Before 8:10Am and after 1:45PM

Snedecor Avenue and Montauk Highway Bayport Update coming soon.

Gillette Avenue and Montauk Highway Bayport Before 8:10AM and after 1:40PM

Division Avenue and Montauk Highway Blue Point Before, 8:00AM and after 2:00PM

West Aveneu and Montauk Highway Patchogue Will remain closed to traffic till at least 2:30pm

North Ocean Ave and South Ocean Ave Patchogue Will remain open to traffic throughout the day, as well all roads west of Ocean Ave.

Tyler Ave/Atlantic Ave & Montauk West Sayville Before 8:30AM and after 12:30PM

*SCPD will be directing traffic across the course between gaps of runners throughout the morning; these times reflect the periods in which we anticipate the least congestion

Residents can also register to receive real-time updates by joining our Nixle alert groups by texting 888777 with the message SUFFOLKRACE for community-oriented updates or SCRUNNER for event-oriented updates.



Be sure to join us as you get ready for the 2018 Suffolk Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K or relay. All training runs are free and are a perfect opportunity for runners to train together in a downtown atmosphere while building up stamina and endurance for the race.

The 2018 training runs are as followed:

  • August 16: Smithtown
  • August 30: Huntington
  • September 13: Sayville


We are proud to announce that this year we will have pacers for both the full and half marathons! Pacer groups in the full marathon will start with a projected finish time of 3:15 and continue in 15 minute intervals up to 5 hours. The half marathon will have pacers starting with projected finish times of 1:30, 1:40, 1:50 and 2 hours and will then continue in 15 minute intervals up to 3:00. We have either one or two pacers in each group who will be wearing neon green singlets with Pacers printed on the back. Thank you to Sayville Running Company for sponsoring this exciting addition to the race this year!

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Suffolk County is a world-renowned destination. From the Hamptons to Fire Island to wine country to our amazing downtowns and world-class beaches, we are a destination for tourism, business, recreation and living.

Join us at the 4th Annual Suffolk County Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K, Relay and FreedomFest to see firsthand the incredible communities, natural resources, and amazing businesses we have to offer. Suffolk County’s best live entertainment, food, and beverages will be on hand for our participants, spectators, and festival goers to enjoy.

We're happy to announce the office hotel for the Suffolk County Marathon is offering special group pricing for all runners and guest this Marathon Weekend! SpringHill Suites by Marriot is offering a reduced rate for all runners and guest that stay at the hotel between 10/26/18 and 10/29/18. Book by 10/05/18 for special pricing.

Book your hotel for the Suffolk County Marathon.