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View of the pond at Felix Neck
Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, Edgartown

Felix Neck's Fourth Annual Amity Shark Race

Special Event: August 25, 2024

On August 25 at 11:30 am the waters beneath Oak Bluff's Little Bridge will be swarming with the Island’s most famous predator. A shiver of sharks will be racing through Sengekontacket Pond, but they are after something much more precious than a meal. 

These wooden “sharks” are after the world’s only Amity Shark Fin Trophy. The first shark fin to cross the finish line will have their sponsor’s name added onto the trophy for some serious bragging rights and will receive an original ceramic horseshoe crab created by noted artist Mark Rea. 

When every mighty shark purchase helps Felix Neck continue its local conservation and education efforts, there’s no-fin to lose.

May the fastest shark win!

Two wooden shark fins floating on the water

What to Expect

The race begins at 11:30 am after Friends of Sengekontacket’s Oar and Paddle Regatta. Watch the race from the Little Bridge. The race is supervised by Mass Audubon's Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary staff and is for the sole benefit of supporting the sanctuary and its programs. 

Once the sharks are launched, they are on their own, except that the race committee reserves the right to free them if caught on the banks or other impediments. 

The winner will be identified by the number marked on the shark that crosses the finish line first. Each numbered shark is randomly assigned to an entry in the race.  

Decisions of the judges stationed at the finish line will be final. Mass Audubon employees and members of the Felix Neck Amity Shark Race Committee will not be eligible to win. 

The winner will be announced on the Felix Neck Facebook page the day after the race; they will also be notified by telephone, email, or U.S. mail. The winner will be instructed on method of claiming the Shark Fin Trophy and Horseshoe Crab but such claim is the sole responsibility of the prize winner. The winner's name will be in Mass Audubon and local media.

There will be no cash equivalent prizes in lieu of designated prize.

Sponsor a Shark

Help protect the nature of Martha’s Vineyard by sponsoring one or more sharks today. It is not necessary for the sponsor of the winning shark to attend the race event to claim their prize.

  • Jaws (1 shark) - $50
  • School (3 sharks) - $150
  • Frenzy (5 sharks) - $250

Sponsor a Shark