Hot Dog Dash - FREE's Annual 5k

1899 Hempstead Turnpike
East Meadow, NY 11554

Running > 5k, Fun Run, Half Marathon, Other Running

Event Description

Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc. (FREE) is excited to host our first annual 5K, the Hotdog Dash! Taking place at Eisenhower Park, the Hotdog Dash is an exciting and fun opportunity for people of all ages and abilities to join together to walk, run, roll or stroll through the park while supporting a local, independent not-for-profit organization.

Founded in 1977 and headquartered in Old Bethpage, FREE benefits and proudly supports more than 5,000 individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities, mental illness and traumatic brain injury. It is the mission of FREE to help individuals of all abilities realize their full potential.

Following the race and award ceremony will be a barbeque, including food, beverages, local business displays, games and raffles! One food and beverage ticket will be provided to all race participants. Food and beverage will be available for purchase by all other attendees.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you rain or shine at the First Annual Hotdog Dash!

Parking Information: Parking Lot #2
Entering from Hempstead Tpke? Take 3rd turnaround from Entrance for Parking Lot #2

Entering from Old Country Rd or Merrick? Take Park Blvd and follow until Field #2 sign (last right before Hempstead Tpke)

From Parking Lot #2 take the walking path past the Tennis Courts


Sunday, July 07, 2019


Registration Begins: 7:00 AM
Pre-Race Ceremony: 8:30 AM
5K and 1 Mile Fun Run Begins: 9:00 AM
Award Ceremony Begins: 10:00 AM
Exhibitor Booths and Post-Race Barbecue: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Top 3 Male/Female Overall
Top Fundraiser (Individual) – Minimum $750
Top Fundraising Team (Max. 10 Team Members) – Minimum $3,000
Team Spirit Award (Max. 12 Team Members)


Regular Registration (through April 27, 2019) $25.00
Late Registration (April 28, 2019 through June 8, 2019) $30.00
June 8 through Race Day Registration $35.00
Fun Run (1 mile, untimed) Pre-Registration: $20.00
Fun Run Day-Of Registration $25.00

Fundraising Swag and Benefits

  • All 5K participants receive voucher for free hotdog or hamburger at post-race barbeque
  • All race finishers receive an exclusive Hotdog Dash headband
  • Individual fundraisers that raise $150+ receive Hotdog Dash headband, and exclusive unisex event tanktop
  • Individual fundraisers that raise $300+ receive Hotdog Dash headband, exclusive unisex event tanktop, and water bottle
  • Individual fundraisers that raise $500+ receive Hotdog Dash headband, exclusive unisex event tanktop, water bottle, and backpack

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