Martha's Vineyard Hurricanes Youth Running Club Pinkletink Pace 5k

Sat April 29, 2017 Vineyard Haven, MA US 02568 Directions
162 Iroquois Ave.
Vineyard Haven, MA US 02568

5k (3.1 mile) road race hosted by the Martha's Vineyard Hurricanes Youth Running Club. Proceeds benefit the First Hugs Orphanage in Xuchang, China, and the Club. The USTAF certified course winds along picturesque roads in West Chop, with panoramic ocean views on parts of the course. The Pinkletink Pace is the first annual 5K hosted by the Hurricanes, a nonprofit organization providing island youth in grades 5-8 with opportunities for running instruction and competition. We hope to make it an exciting part of the spring road racing calendar on Martha's Vineyard!

Race Entries and Packet Pickup

Online registration will close at 6:00 pm, Friday, April 28th. 

Packet Pick-up and In-Person Registration: April 28, 2017 from 3:00-7:00 pm at Fanny Blair Hall on the corner of Greenwood and William Street, Vineyard Haven. Race Day registration from 8:30-9:30 at the West Chop Club.

Race Day: Registration on race day (April 29th) will cost $25 and will close at 9:00 am.

Note: Race shirts are guaranteed only for the first 100 runners to enter.

No refunds or bib swaps will be granted. 

Prizes and Awards

Overall Winner Male and Female 15 and over:

  1. SummerCamp Gift Certificate for one night’s stay
  2. Harborview Gift Certificate for brunch
  3. Lookout Tavern Gift Certificate for $30

 Overall Youth Winners Male and Female 14 and Under:

  1. Frog Gift Certificate
  2. Mansion House Punch Passes
  3. Mansion House Punch Passes

Age Groups (male and female):

  • 10 and under
  • 11-14
  • 15-19
  • 20s
  • 30s
  • 40s
  • 50s
  • 60s
  • 70+

Age groups 15-19 and up: 1st Prize is a gift bag containing island made products. 2nd and 3rd places receive medals. Children in the 10 and under, and 11-14 age groups receive Murdick’s Fudge for first prize, and medals for 2nd and 3rd.


The race starts from the West Chop Club and proceeds southbound on Franklin St. turning east on Dagget Ave. before heading northbound and around the chop on Main St. to the finish. The final mile of the course features views of East Chop, the West Chop lighthouse, and the south shore of Cape Cod. There will be one aid station at the approximate half way point along Dagget Ave; both Gatorade and water will be available. The Martha's Vineyard Hurricanes XC Club is also pleased to announce that the race course is now USATF certified, thereby ensuring the race is true to distance.

Skates, scooters, skateboards, regular strollers and animals are prohibited on the course. Jogging strollers will be allowed, however it is requested that all jogging strollers please start towards the back of the pack.

The course will close at 11:00 am. Please note the course runs through residential areas which will not be closed to traffic, please follow all direction from police or race volunteers. 


Course Elevation

 The course features a relatively flat first mile ending in a long mild down hill section coming into the left hand turn onto Dagget Ave. Once back in Main St. the runners will encounter a series of hills leading into the finish.

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