Hand in Hand 5K Run/Walk
The Hand in Hand 5K Run/Walk will be held Sunday, April 7, 2019 on Walkway over the Hudson, Poughkeepsie side, 61 Parker Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. The Walk over the Hudson, which is a New York State Park, is the world’s longest footbridge. The race starts on the Poughkeepsie side and runs out and back.
Pre-register at active.com before April 1st. The first 125 registrants will receive a free Stay-Dry event T shirt. The early registration price is $20 and $25 on race day. Walking price is $10. Registrants will also be entered into a raffle for Yankee box seat tickets.
The race day schedule is as follows:
8:30 am Registration
9:30 am 5K run/walk begins.
Refreshments before and after race. Awards.
Awards go to the top three male and female finishers in each of seven age groups. There will be a $50 prize for the first place overall male and female finisher.
Proceeds from the race will benefit the Panichi Family Center for Communications and Learning through the Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital Network.
For directions to and parking suggestions at the Walk over the Hudson visit walkway.org.
For more information about the Hand in Hand 5K or to register call Race Director Lori Hale at (845) 373-9511 ext.256 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about the Panichi Family Center visit midhudsonregional.org/special-needs-preschool.
Organizers thank the 2018 sponsors for their generosity.
Lead Event Sponsors:
Royal Carting Service Company
Marshall & Sterling
Bank of Millbrook
Corporate Care International
Dutchess Community College Foundation
Tomkins Mahopac Bank
Mile Marker Sponsors:
Meyer Contracting Corporation
Teahan & Constantino
Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital
Sugar & Spice
Freezin for a Reason
The Spring Splash this Sunday at the Grove at Lakeville Lake marks the final “cold water” fundraiser of the season on the sportingAcause calendar.
Zany folks jump into frigid waters all over the world for many reasons- rites of passage, ushering in spring, health benefits, celebrations and more. But it is a peculiarly American notion to discomfort oneself for charity.
And two very worthy ones will benefit from the Spring Splash. The popular Jane Lloyd Fund, which provides living expenses to cancer-stricken folks living in CT’s Region One, will split the proceeds with the lesser-known HVRHS FFA Alumni John Rice Scholarship Fund. Both do great work in the Northwest Corner.
A sidebar story to the Spring Splash is the number of young people who participate. Buses from Berkshire, Salisbury and Hotchkiss Schools arrive to join ranks with HVRHS students as well as grade-schoolers. Of the 150 people who typically take part in the Splash, half are high school age.
They have learned the value of giving back to their communities, and their enthusiasm and energy as they take the plunge is a joy to watch.
By the way, you don’t have to get wet to support the causes. Although the cost to Splash is $25, you can just show up and watch and make a donation of any size. The entertainment will be worth it!
Til next time