Friday, 14 September 2012 00:00
Runners, walkers and wheelchair athletes of all ages and levels of ability are invited to join in the fun on Saturday, Oct. 13 and accept the challenge of the Oyster Bay Town Supervisor’s 5 Kilometer Run.
The run will once again start on South Street in the heart of downtown Oyster Bay, head up Berry Hill Road, turn down Sandy Hill Road, with a great finish on East Main Street to Townsend Square. This is the sixth year that the Run will be utilizing a unique course that will show you the scenic beauties of Oyster Bay at their best.
Massapequa’s Chris Mammone has been the overall winner of the Run for three of the past four years, and holds the course record of 14:46. Chris is expected back again this year and lots of his Massapequa neighbors are expected to join him.
Everyone who registers for this year’s Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor’s 5K Run will receive one of the snazzy commemorative shirts that are the trademark of the event.
The 2011 edition of the Run was won by Rockville Centre speedster Conor Shelly in 15 minutes, 26 seconds. Samantha Snukis of Bayville women’s winner in 18:40.
The top male and female finishers will receive a cash prize of $250 each, the 2nd place male and female finishers will receive a cash prize of $150 each, and the 3rd place male and female finishers will receive a cash prize of $100 each, courtesy of The Runner’s Edge.
The 2012 entry fee remains at only $20 for those who preregister this year, and only $17 for preregistered Town of Oyster Bay residents. The entry fee goes up to $25 for those who wait until the day of the race to register.
For more information or entry forms, call Mike or Linda at the Running Club office at 349-7646, or call Diane at the Oyster Bay Parks Department at 797-4125. You can register online at glirc.org.