Sat April 29, 2023 Sayville, NY 11782 US Directions


5K Run for the Bay

$30 8:00AM EDT - 11:59AM EDT Price increases after April 21, 2023 at 11:59pm EDT

1.8 Mile Walk for the Bay

$30 8:00AM EDT - 11:59AM EDT Price increases after April 21, 2023 at 11:59pm EDT

Virtual 5k Run/Walk

$30 Price increases after April 21, 2023 at 11:59pm EDT


Blue Island Oyster Foundation presents the 7th annual 5K to protect the Great South Bay. Donations and sponsorship from the run benefits two great local environmental organizations, Blue Island Oyster Foundation & Save the Great South Bay!

The event will be live and in person again this year!  A virtual option remains for folks who can't make it to run or walk with us in person.  We ask participants to share their runs via social media using #5kRunfortheBay.


400 Foster Ave
Sayville, NY US 11782

Race Give Away

Participants will have the option of selecting one of the following giveaways at registration:

  • 5k Run for the Bay Tote Bag
  • 5k Run for the Bay Custom Colors Heavy Duty Ringspun Long Sleeve (quantities limited to the first 250 registrants who select this option, additional $10)
  • no giveaway item 



Any participant is eligible for our race raffle!  Prizes will include gift cards Blue Island Oysters, Sayville Running Company, tickets to Mayday Music Festival, gear from New Balance, Janji and more!  



Packet Pickup

Early packet pickup will be available at Sayville Running Company (19 Main Street, Sayville, NY 11782 - click here for directions)
Thursday, April 27th from Noon to 6pm
Friday, April 28th from 11am to 5pm

Race day packet pickup will be on site at Foster Avenue Park from 7:00am to 7:45am race day morning


Custom crafted Oyster Medal Awards to the top overall finishers, plus the 3 winners in 5 year age groups from 10 and under, to 80+.

Top overall finishers will receive gift cards for a Kayak tour of Blue Island Oyster Farm and tickets to Mayday Music Festival


The 5k is a flat and fast USATF certified course through the streets of South Sayville. 

5k Course records:

  • Men: 15:50.4 Dan Gargaro, West Islip, NY (2018)
  • Women: 17:44.2 Alyssa Salese, Huntington, NY (2022)

The 1.8 Mile Walk is not timed and takes place on flat streets in South Sayville

Get Social


Learn more about the cause by following @blueislandoysterfoundation
Find more great events at @SRCTiming

Parking Information

Parking will be available on River Road
(Parking lot directly across from Sayville Ferry Service)
60 River Road
Sayville, NY 11782

Participants will be given a voucher for free parking with their registration.  Upon entering the parking lot registrants will take a ticket from the machine in order to open the gate. Upon departure of the parking lot they will present the pass as payment .

Thank you River Road LLC. and Sayville Ferry Service for providing parking for the participants of the 5K Run for the Bay!


Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.


Race Timing by SRC Timing

Chip timing with text message results and free race photos


Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Become a Race Sponsor

Our mission for the 5K Run for the Bay is to bring our community together to run, walk and celebrate for a cause we all can connect to; restoring and giving new life to our treasured Great South Bay. All donations will benefit nonprofits Blue Island Oyster Foundation and Save The Great South Bay, which are dedicated to the revitalization of the bay through sustainable initiatives and community outreach. Through the run, we aim to continue to increase the awareness of environmental activism needed to help revive the ecosystems and water quality of the Great South Bay. 

To become a sponsor please see the sponsorship information at the link HERE or email

Blue Island Oyster Foundation Inc. is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All donations made directly to Blue Island Oyster Foundation using the sponsorship link are tax-deductible as allowable by tax law.  

Become a Sponsor


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