Get the sunscreen, bug repellent and running shoes ready — the Chappy Point-to-Point is on, after Edgartown selectmen approved a five-mile road race from Wasque to Chappaquiddick Point at their meeting on Monday.

Conceived by Richard Schifter, a seasonal Chappy resident, the road race will take place on June 30 at 8:30 a.m. Runners will take the ferry to Chappy Point, where buses from The Trustees of Reservations will pick up the runners and shuttle them to the starting point at Wasque. The race will traverse the width of the remote rural island east of Edgartown.

“The idea came about from running in the Chilmark Road Race,” Mr. Schifter said. “Why not find something closer to home?”

He said the race already has 50 registered runners and will registration will be capped at 150. He said he has lined up 20 corporate sponsors, with proceeds benefiting the Chappaquiddick Community Center and the Trustees. Registration is open until June 29, with an entry fee of $25.

“We hope to make this an annual tradition,” Mr. Schifter said.

Police Chief Bruce McNamee said he would use additional personnel to help with the race.

“This is tough,” the chief said. “Don’t beat us up if it doesn’t go great, but we’ll have a better handle on it next year.”

Selectmen approved the race unanimously.

“Well I hope it goes as they planned it,” selectman Margaret Serpa said.

In other business, selectmen commended town administrator James Hagerty on his one-year anniversary on the job, extending his contract for five years.

“James has been with us one year, and I want to thank him,” Ms. Serpa said. “He’s lasted, and we’ve been very fortunate, and we want you to stay . . . You’re doing an excellent job and we’re pleased.”

Selectman Arthur Smadbeck then moved to extend Mr. Hagerty’s contract for five years. The motion was approved unanimously.