SJC Long Island to Sponsor Suffolk County Marathon

October 24, 2016

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – St. Joseph’s College (SJC) is a proud supporter of the 2016 Suffolk County Marathon, which will take place on Sunday, October 30.

As a Silver Star sponsor of the event, SJC will host a hydration station with staff, student, faculty and alumni volunteers at St. John's Greek Church in Blue Point. 

This year, the Suffolk County Marathon events include a 26.2-mile marathon, 13.1-mile half marathon and 5K race. All proceeds will benefit local veteran services. In addition, the marathon will have a special veterans race category for all active military and retired veterans, as well as “wounded warrior” and para-olympics components. All veterans and military personnel will receive discounted registration fees.

A post-race Freedom Fest will take place on West Main Street in Patchogue and will feature live music, local craft breweries, award-winning wines, and local food and produce.  

The marathon is being planned in conjunction with the Suffolk County Veterans Services Agency, Department of Public Works, Police Department, Fire Rescue and Emergency Services, New York State Department of Parks and Recreation, the Greater Long Island Running Club, local fire departments, civic groups, community organizations, chambers of commerce and elected officials at the Town, County and State levels.

For more information about the marathon or to register, visit

St. Joseph’s College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility and service. Through SJC Brooklyn, SJC Long Island and SJC Online, the College offers degrees in 49 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.