The days are longer, the sun is stronger and it’s time to put on your running shoes.
Here are six upcoming North Fork and Shelter Island races to mark on your calendar.
Oysterponds 5K Run/Walk
Saturday, April 1, 10 a.m., Oysterponds Elementary School, 23405 Main Road, Orient
All proceeds benefit the Charles Woznick Scholarship Fund.
Entry is $25; Oysterponds/Greenport students and alumni, $15. T-shirts given to all pre-registrants and will be available day of race while they last. Visit oysterponds5k.itsyourrace.com.
Earth Day 5K
Sunday, April 23, 10 a.m., Indian Island County Park, Cross River Drive, Riverhead
All proceeds benefit the North Fork Environmental Council’s environmental education programs and scholarship fund. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
Early registration is $25; day of registration, $30. Registration for a family of four is $75. There is no family registration the day of the race. Visit earthday5k.itsyourrace.com.
The John May Mile and 5K
Saturday, May 13, 10 a.m., Peconic Landing, 1500 Brecknock Road, Greenport.
5K entry fee is $20 in advance; $25 the day of the race; $15 for students. Entry fee for the John May Mile, a one-mile walk around the Peconic Landing campus, is $10 per adult and $5 for those 14 and under or 55 and older.
The event, which benefits the Greenport Fire Department, has raised more than $160,000 since 2005. A barbecue follows the race. Visit peconiclanding.org
The Survival Race
Saturday, May 13, 9 a.m., Long Island Sports Park, 149 Edwards Ave., Calverton.
The Survival Race is an outdoor 5K obstacle course.
Registration is $79 and ends May 5. Walk-on registration the day of the race is $89. The first wave of runners starts at 9 a.m. and the last at 2:30 p.m. Visit thesurvivalrace.com.
The Run to Remember
Sunday, May 21, 9 a.m., Riverhead High School, 700 Harrison Ave., Riverhead
Hosted by the Riverhead Administrator’s Association, the race is to remember and celebrate the memory of lost loved ones and raises funds for Riverhead High School senior class scholarships.
Starts and finishes on School Street. Entry is $20 for early online registration; $25 for day-of registration. The first 150 registrants will receive a T-shirt. Visit riverheadr2r.com/2017.
Shelter Island 10K run/5K walk
Saturday, June 17, 5:30 p.m., Staging area located at 33 North Ferry Road, Shelter Island
Tour picturesque Shelter Island during this charitable, which is in its 38th year. Registration is $40 for the 10K and $30 for the 5K before June 16. shelterislandrun.com
The PBMC Northwell Health Jamesport Triathlon
Sunday, July 9, 6:50 a.m., South Jamesport Beach, Peconic Bay Boulevard, Jamesport
Enjoy the beauty of the North Fork as you swim in Peconic Bay, bike 25 miles through its streets and run through South Jamesport. The entry fee is $127.
This story was originally published in the March 2017 edition of northforker magazine