The Gay Head 10K Race Committee thanks the Martha’s Vineyard community for making the fifth annual Gay Head 10K road race such a success. Oct. 1 was a clear, cool and beautiful day in Aquinnah, perfect for our Run for the Light to benefit the restoration of the Gay Head Lighthouse.

The race would not have been possible without the generous support of our sponsors, volunteers and town officials, including police, fire and EMTs.

Special thanks to Joe and Marylee Schroeder, who once again made sure our race timing went smoothly, this time with high-tech RFID chips in the runners’ bibs.

Thanks also to all the runners, from on and off-Island who came out to run this scenic and challenging course, and to those who cheered them on.

We look forward to another thrilling race next year.

Paula Eisenberg