Written by Massapequa Observer Staff Thursday, 12 September 2013 00:00
The hills of Oyster Bay are calling you.
Runners and walkers from the Massapequas are cordially invited to come to Oyster Bay on Saturday, October 19 and accept the challenge of the Oyster Bay Town Supervisor’s 5 Kilometer Run.
Starting at 9 a.m., the Run will be a great way to kick of Oyster Festival weekend.
The participants 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 Main Street and into Townsend Square. This is the seventh year that the
Run will be using this unique course that will show you the scenic beauties of Oyster Bay at their best.
Race management will be courtesy of the Greater Long Island Running Club.
Registration and packet pickup will be in the Community Center in Townsend Square Parking Lot, just off East Main Street.
Massapequa runners have always played a major role in the Town Supservisor’s Run. In the 2012 edition of the Run, the top local finisher was Chris Mammone of Massapequa, who finished in6th place overall and second in the tough 25-29 age group.
Other local runners winning awards in the 2012 edition of the Run included Chelsea Hroch of Massapequa (2nd woman 15-19 age group), Monica Enright of Massapequa (5th woman 45-49 age group), Greg Karl of Massapequa Park (2nd 65-69 age group), and Norman Hershkowitz of Massapequa (5th 70-74 age group).
Every entrant will receive a classy commemorative Oyster Bay Town Supervisor’s Run hooded sweatshirt, and will be eligible to win an award — with awards going five deep in five year age groups through 80 plus, as well as Athena/Clydesdales, and wheelchair athletes. There will be special awards for the first place male and female residents of the Town of Oyster Bay, and for the youngest and oldest Town of Oyster Bay residents who complete the 3.107 mile course.
The Club, courtesy of The Runner’s Edge, will also be presenting a cash prizes of $250 each to the first male and first female finishers who are bona fide residents of either Nassau County or Suffolk County, cash prizes of $150 each to the second male and second female finishers who are bona fide residents of either Nassau County or Suffolk County, and cash prizes of $100 each to the third male and third female finishers who are bona fide residents of either Nassau County or Suffolk County.