The 16th annual Manhasset Bay Kayak Run is ready to go on Saturday, July 24 at 10am.
Hosted by the Town of North Hempstead and the Community Chest of Port Washington, participants will launch from the North Hempstead Town Dock or Manorhaven boat ramp in Port Washington. They will then proceed for a leisurely paddle around the bay.
The event is a fundraiser for the Community Chest of Port Washington which serves those in need in the Port Washington community.
Participants may choose whether they would like to compete with kayaks, paddle boards, or canoes. Kayak rentals are available to those who do not own their own kayak for discounted rates at Atlantic Outfitters, 405 Main St., and Kostal Paddle, 158 Manorhaven Blvd.
A raffle drawing will be held at the finish line of the event at Town Dock. The top raffle prize is a brand-new kayak.
The entry fee for adults over 20 years of age is $25; $45 if paid on July 24. Young adults and children pay $10, $25 if paid on July 24.
Visit www.portchest.org to register and pay online. Registration forms are available at the Town Dock, Atlantic Outfitters, or online here. Entry forms and payment can be dropped off at the Community Chest (382 Main St.) or Atlantic Outfitters (Inspiration Wharf, 405 Main St.)
A storm date for the event is scheduled for Sunday, July 25 at 10 a.m. For more information on this year’s Kayak Run, please call the Town of North Hempstead at 311, or the Community Chest at (767) 2121.