The Ferncliff Fat Fest will be held Sunday, January 13, 2019 at Ferncliff Forest, 68 Mountain Road, Rhinebeck, NY 12572.
This informal event, which is hosted by Revolution Bicycles, is non-competitive with several ride options available depending on ability. Rhinebeck Bagels is also a sponsor.
If conditions are snowy or muddy, fat- tired bikes (with tire width of 3.8 inches) are required.
Although the event is free, there is a $10 participation fee for the post-ride refreshments, and any donations to the Ferncliff Forest projects are greatly appreciated.
Fat Fest Schedule:
9:30 am – Arrive, determine appropriate ride
10:00 am – 4:30 pm Ride
Bonfire, chili, brownies and beer after ride.
For more information call Samantha at Revolution Bicycles at (845) 853-8300.
Proceeds from Fat Fest will benefit Ferncliff Forest.
To learn more about Ferncliff Forest visit ferncliffforest.org.
The Ferncliff Forest 5K Turkey Trot will be held Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018 at the Baptist Church, Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck, NY 12572.
The race, which is sponsored by Ferncliff Forest, is a run/walk event.
Pre-register at runsignup.com. First 500 entrants get a T shirt. Early registration ends Nov. 12th. The age-related, early registration entry fees are as follows: Adults $25; age 11-17 $20; age 10 and under $10. Note: there is an additional signup fee of $2.50. After Nov. 12th the fee increases to $35 for adults, children and senior fees remain the same.
The race schedule is as follows:
Wed., Nov. 21st
4:30-6:30 pm Bib pick up and late registration at Staley Real Estate, 58 E. Market St., Rhinebeck
Thurs., Nov. 22nd
7:00 am Registration, Bib pick up at Baptist Church, Montgomery St.
8:00 am race begins
Awards and light refreshments (bananas, bagels, drinks) following the race.
Awards will go to the top three overall finishers, male and female; top three male and female finishers in nine age groups and prize for best Thanksgiving-themed costume.
All proceeds from the event will benefit Ferncliff Forest, funding projects and operating expenses. To learn more about Ferncliff Forest visit ferncliffforest.org.
For more information about the race email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Fall Foliage Half Marathon and 5K will be held Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018 at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds, 6550 Spring Brook Ave., Rhinebeck, NY 12572.
Entry Fee Schedule: Half Marathon 5K
Through March 31 $65 $30
April 1 – July 31 $70 $30
Aug. 1 – Sept. 15 $75 $35
After Sept. 15 $80 $35
T shirts included with registration
Walkers are welcome
To register visit fallfoliagehalf.com
Sat. Oct. 13th
Noon – 5:00 pm Packet pickup at Fairgrounds
Sun. Oct. 14th
8:15 – 9:30 am Packet pickup and race day registration if still under 1200 runner limit.
10:00 am Half Marathon begins
10:15 am 5K begins
Awards and post-race “food and fun”
All half marathon and 5K runners will receive a medal. Overall, and age group winners will receive awards.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s research and the Northern Dutchess Hospital Foundation.
For more information call (561) 470-7966 9 am- 3 pm Mon.-Fri. or email email@example.com.
The Insane Inflatable 5K will be held Saturday, July 28, 2018 at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds, 6550 Spring Brook Road, Rhinebeck, NY 12572.
This a professionally organized event with venues around the country and is presented by Blue Buffalo Pet Foods.
The event is a 3.1 mile challenge that includes 11 massive inflatable “obstacles”.
Participants join “waves” each of which have a 100 person limit. Waves begin at 8:30 am and run approximately every half hour through 11:00 am.
Here are the wave times:
8:30, 9:00, 9:30, 10:00, 10:15, 10:30, 10:45 and 11:00 am.
The entry fee for the event is $54 per person through July 13th, $57 through July 27th and $65 on event day. The entry fee includes the 5K, entry to the midway, bib number, water, T shirt and medal. Please note: There is a parking charge of $10 (cash only), and there are additional registration fees. Again, check insaneinflatable5K.com for details.
Free admission for spectators.
The website is comprehensive and can answer most questions. I suggest checking it out for such matters as extra fees, minimum height requirements etc.
The midway, which runs throughout the event includes fun activities, food, beverages, music, vendors and more.
Like many other events, the Insane Inflatable 5K is a for-profit adventure, but there are fundraising opportunities. Charities can raise money for their cause by volunteering at the event or by arranging a “registration kickback” program. Both opportunities are explained at insaneinflatable5K.com.