On Sunday morning the town of Aquinnah hosts a 10K run, the first of its kind in the area. The race is part of the Save the Gay Head Lighthouse campaign. The course begins at the cliffs, travels down State Road and then returns to the cliffs along Moshup Trail. More than 150 runners had registered by the end of the week. No registrations are accepted on race day.
Numbers can be picked up Sunday morning at the Gay Head Circle from 8 to 9:30 a.m.
Limited parking will be available in the Aquinnah Town Beach lot on Moshup Trail but shuttles will be available leaving from the Steamship ferry docking at 7:45 a.m. There will also be a shuttle bus leaving from the West Tisbury Elementary School at approximately 8:10 a.m.
Aquinnah police are asking residents of Moshup Trail and State Road to use extra caution when exiting their driveways on the morning of the race. Traffic delays can be expected.
The weather forecast for Sunday is partly cloudly and mild with temperatures in the low 60s and a chance of showers.
The race is one of a series of fundraising events to raise the approximately $3 million needed to relocate the Gay Head lighthouse. The lighthouse currently sits 46 feet from the edge of the rapidly eroding cliffs and a 30-foot buffer is needed to do the move.
For more information, visit gayheadlight.org.