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Peach Hill Park 3rd Annual 5K Walk/Run

The Peach Hill Park 3rd Annual 5K Walk/Run, will be held Sunday, June 9, 2019 at Peach Hill Park, 32 Edgewood Drive, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603.

This is a challenging 5K cross-country run or walk with awesome views. This is a rain or shine event. Please, no dogs, bikes or baby/jogging strollers.

Pre-register online at .

Entry fee is $25. Free race T shirt  if registered by May 24th.

Race day schedule:

7:30 am  Bib pick up and race day sign up.

9:00 am  5K walk/Run begins

Awards ceremony and refreshments after race

Prizes to top overall finishers, male and female as well as top finishers in age groups.

All proceeds benefit Peach Hill Park, a 159 acre preserve with “trails to explore diverse habitats and ecology, wetlands, traditional agriculture, geology and local history”.

For more race information  email

To learn more about Peach Hill Park visit

Thank you to our sponsor, Stewart’s Shops !

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Beautiful Places

Have you noticed how quickly time has passed by this year? Seasons seem only to last a month or so, then gone- especially autumn. Already October is half over, and leaf-viewing opportunities are fading. We’ll have to hustle if we want to capture the glory of the Tri-State’s most precious time of year.

And we have some recommendations for where to see it all. These are the beautiful places often mentioned in sportingAcause- the venues where so many walks and runs take place throughout the year. They are the parks and trails where folks can safely run and walk often without venturing onto a highway and maybe take in their surroundings as they pass by.

The White Memorial Conservation Center is one, with 40 miles of trails within 4,000 acres of woodlands, fields, rivers and wetlands in Litchfield, CT. Learn more at

Another is the Walkway Over the Hudson, a converted rail road trestle which spans high above the Hudson River in Poughkeepsie, NY. Dozens of walks and 5K’s are held here every year. In fact a Walk To End Alzheimer’s and a Walk To Defeat ALS will be held there this Saturday and Sunday, respectively. Take part in one and view the river vistas at the same time. Visit for details.

The Harlem Valley Rail Trail and the tongue-twisting Ashuwillticook Rail Trail, in Millerton, NY and Cheshire, MA respectively, offer miles of paved pathways with gorgeous views. Visit and for more info.

And here are some more candidates for great autumn viewing:

Ferncliff Forest, Rhinebeck, NY,

Barbour Woods, Norfolk, CT

Peach Hill Park,   Poughkeepsie, NY

Pittsfield State Forest, Pittsfield, MA

Brodie Park, New Hartford, CT,

Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Lenox, MA ,

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