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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 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

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

To learn more about the Panichi Family Center visit

Organizers thank the 2018 sponsors for their generosity.

Lead Event Sponsors:

Maplebrook School

Royal Carting Service Company

Platinum Sponsor:


Award Sponsor:

Marshall & Sterling

Silver Sponsors:

Bank of Millbrook

Corporate Care International

Dutchess Community College Foundation

Tomkins Mahopac Bank

Bronze Sponsors:


Mile Marker Sponsors:

Central Hudson

Meyer Contracting Corporation

Teahan & Constantino

Food/Beverage Support:

Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital

Sugar & Spice


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Under The Roof VII Volleyball Tournament

The Under The Roof VII Volleyball Tournament will be held Saturday, Feb. 2, 2018 at the Mid-Hudson Athletic Center (MAC), 900 Dutchess Turnpike, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.

The Under The Roof Tournament is sponsored by Rooftime , which also sponsors an outdoor tournament every June.

This is a reverse co-ed (three men and three women) event with a maximum of 15 teams. The entry fee is $180 per team.

There will be three divisions: AA ; A/BB and Recreational.

There will be a maximum of 15 teams.

The tournament begins at 9:00 am. (Check to verify start time)

To register or for more information go to

There will be a food sale and other fundraising activities.

The proceeds from the tournament will benefit Hudson River Housing, Inc. which “provides housing, shelter and support services for homeless and at-risk adults, youth and families”. To learn more about Hudson River Housing visit

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Think Differently. Dash, 3rd Annual

The Think Differently. Dash, 3rd Annual will be held Friday, September 7, 2018 at 22 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.

This event, which is a collaboration between First Friday Poughkeepsie, Dutchess Tourism, and Think Differently, includes a 1/2 mile dash and a 1 mile Run/walk.

Entry fees:

Pre-registration $5 until Sept. 4th

$10 on Race Day

Pre-register at .

Race day Schedule:

4:15 pm Registration

5:30 pm Think Differently Dash and Queen City Mile begin

Post-race music by The Roadhouse Roosters and family friendly illusionist Ryan Dutcher.

For more information call (800) 445-3131 or email

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25 Years of Hope Fun Run/Walk

The 25 Years of Hope Fun Run/Walk will take place Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Vassar College Campus, 124 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12604.

This is a family-friendly event which is run within the confines of the Vassar Campus and integrating activities such as a scavenger hunt along the way. To register, or call (845) 473-5449. Pre-registration ends 8/8/18.

Free T shirts to the first 75 registered runners or walkers. You can sign up on race day morning.

Entry fee schedule:

$20 pre-registered runners/walkers

$15 seniors and students with ID

$10 children 10 and under

Children 3 and under free

Race Day schedule:

8:30 am Registration

9:30 am Run/Walk begins

Prizes, raffle, games, music and more.

Proceeds from the event will support the Youth Mission Outreach 25 year commitment to the youth and their families in the Poughkeepsie area.

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