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. It is the opening event for the 29th Oyster Festival to be held Oct. 13 and 14 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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!
There is still time to sign up for one of the most exciting fun-filled events ever planned by the Oyster Bay Republican Club.
The club is running its 16th Annual Golf Outing at the Brookville Country Club. This event is to be held on Monday, Oct. 1. This event is open to men and women! Non-golfers can also participate by attending the cocktail hour and dinner.
The Falcons United soccer team began their 2012-2013 season with preparation, conditioning and their eye on a division championship. The team starts their pre-season training with an intense boot camp at the ilovekickboxing school in Oyster Bay, located at 27 Berry Hill Road.
Sensei Bobby Rekha and coaches Alex Gallego and Larry VanPatten spent five days jump-starting the team’s cardiovascular training. This very unique approach to the team’s preparation involved one half-hour of vigorous exercise followed by another half-hour of kickboxing.
The Rotary Club of Oyster Bay is hosting a local qualifying event for the NFL’s Punt Pass Kick Competition. It is a free competition open to boys and girls aged 6 to 15. The qualifying event will be held at the East Woods School’s Upper Fields on Sunday, Sept. 23 at 10 a.m.
With picture perfect weather in beautiful Oyster Bay, the 23rd annual Runner’s Edge - TOBAY Triathlon on Sunday, Aug. 26 was perhaps the most successful ever. The sharp contrast between the beautiful weather this year and the need to cancel the 2011 event because of Hurricane Irene makes you think that Mother Nature “owed us one” and repaid the debt in 2012.
Tom Eickelberg of Babylon scored his third consecutive winning performance, crossing the finish line at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in a race record of 54 minutes, 58 seconds – excellent time for this ½ mile swim, 15 kilometer bike and 5 kilometer run.
Country Farms’ Polo at the Park summer polo matches at Bethpage State Park opened on Labor Day will continue on Sundays Sept. 9, 16, 23, 30 and Oct. 7 and 14. Once considered the “game of kings” polo is becoming more popular among competitive sports fans and those seeking casual, local and low-cost entertainment. Gates open at 2 p.m. and matches start at 3 p.m. On Sept. 16, Polo at the Park will have a patriotic theme with special entertainment and activities to honor men and women in the military and veterans.
A new running and walking tradition will be coming to the Hofstra campus on Saturday morning, Sept. 8, as nearly 500 runners, walkers, and wheelchair athletes are expected to join in the fun for the inaugural North Shore-LIJ Orthopaedic (NS-LIJ) Journey 5K and 1K hosted by NS-LIJ’s Orthopaedic Institute.
The athletes will gather at the Hofstra NS-LIJ School of Medicine on Hofstra’s North Campus on the morning of Sept. 8, with the starting horn for the 1K sounding at 8:30 a.m., and the starting horn for the 5K sounding at 9 a.m.
If hours of fishing followed by a tailgate party with hot dogs, beverages, snacks, raffles, awards and prizes sounds like a perfect day to you, then you’ll want to sign up for the 27th Annual Town of Oyster Bay Bluefish Tournament, scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 9, according to Councilwoman Beth Faughnan.
The tournament runs from 4:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. “The entrance fee for the tournament, which is open to anglers of all ages, is $25 for town residents and $35 for non-residents. Registration is limited to the first 350 boats.
The Oyster Bay Rockets and the Oyster Bay Tornadoes, boys and girls U17 team’s had the great honor to play in the Schwan’s USA Cup International Tournament in Blaine, Minnesota, July 13-16. This is due to the sponsorship of the Oyster Bay/East Norwich Soccer Club.
Both teams have been together since U10 travel, at that time it was the first year teams could participate in a travel program. Prior to U10 they played in the intramural program in Oyster Bay. Since then they have represented Oyster Bay all over LI. The Tornadoes also participate in tournaments all over the east coast. Traveling west was a first for both teams along with traveling together with another Oyster Bay team.
A letter signed by 447 people was sent to Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano, stating:
“We, the undersigned, are in favor of the inclusion of a bicycle lane and sidewalk in the West Shore Road reconstruction plans.
“A walkable shoulder is an unacceptable substitute for a proper bicycle lane and sidewalk, and the absence of a bike lane and sidewalk will unnecessarily endanger pedestrians, cyclists and joggers.”
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