16th annual Shelter Island 5k run/walk set for Saturday

Photo by Eleanor P. Labrozzi

Photo by Eleanor P. Labrozzi

Bring your friends, your family, your co-workers, everyone you can think of and take part in the 16th annual Shelter Island 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, October 17 at 11 a.m. at Crescent Beach.

Proceeds from the 5K benefit the North Fork Breast Health Coalition and Coalition for Women’s Cancers at Southampton Hospital.

Raffle proceeds benefit Lucia’s Angels, a foundation committed to helping women and families on Eastern Long Island with late-stage women’s cancers.

Adult pre-registration is $30 before October 15; registration on the day of the race is $40; and children 14 and under are $10.

Register at the Sunset Beach Hotel parking lot located at 35 Shore Road, Shelter Island Heights.

In addition to medals for the top finishers, new awards will be made for the first place breast cancer survivor runner and walker respectively. Call 631-774-9499 for information.

Register online at shelterislandrun.com/5k or active.com.

The Ram’s Head Inn will host an Oktoberfest celebration following the race. Click here for more info.

Saturday is also the day of the Shelter Island Historical Society’s Oyster Festival. Click here for more info on that event.