Gay Head Run for the Light 10K

Sun October 2, 2022 Aquinnah, MA 02535-1306 US



2022 is the year the Gay Head 10K returns to in-person competition! Join us under the beam of the beloved Gay Head Lighthouse to Run for the Light, on Sunday, October 2nd. 

As always, your registration fee will help support continued restoration and maintenance of the historic Gay Head Lighthouse in beautiful Aquinnah, Massachusetts.

Gay Head 10K Course Information

Gay Head 10K USATF Certification

Beginning at the Gay Head Cliffs at 10:30 a.m., the course heads down State Road past the Aquinnah Town Hall, the Aquinnah Public Library and Wampanoag Tribal lands, up Moshup Trail along the beaches and crashing surf, and back to the lighthouse. Water stations are located every two miles along the course. Runners may check bags at the race tent located in the Gay Head circle, near the lighthouse.

Skates, scooters, skateboards, regular strollers and animals are prohibited on the course. Jogging strollers are allowed, but double jogging strollers are prohibited. If you choose to run with a single jogging stroller, please start at the rear of the pack. The course will close at 12:00 pm, and traffic will again be allowed on the roads. Timing will also close at 12:00 pm. 





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Registration Details

A maximum of 500 runners may register for the Gay Head 10K. 

Online registration will close at midnight, Friday, Sept. 30, or earlier if race is full.  Important: Race shirts are GUARANTEED only for those who register online by midnight on September 8, 2022. There will be shirts from previous years available for a nominal cost on race day.

EARLY BIRD PRICING - race registration just $35 until June 30 at 11:59 PM!  Registration pricing increases to $40 on July 1.

Registration will be available IN PERSON (Oct. 1-Oct. 2) and will cost $45, with race day registration closing at 10:00 am.  Payment will be available to be made in CASH, CHECK, or PAYPAL in person.

Net proceeds benefit the Gay Head Lighthouse restoration and maintenance.

Course Time Limit & Records

The course and timing will officially close at 12:00 pm. After 12:00 pm, auto traffic will again be allowed on the course.  This time will allow for roughly a 14:30 minute per mile pace.

Justin Keefe 2016 32.2200
Molly Seidel 2017 35.0185

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