February is American Heart Month and we are going to be hosting a series of fundraisers to raise money for The American Heart Association. 100% of the event fees and collected donations will go to The American Heart Association. Fleet Feet Poughkeepsie is covering all expenses for this event.
Cardiovascular activity is one of the best ways to keep your heart healthy. We offer these no-intimidation untimed fun run/walk events with the hopes that you will be motivated to take that first step toward a healthier you. All paces are welcome, including walkers and those who are curious about nighttime running.
We will have a suggested 5k route in the South Hills Malls parking lot but the distance for this event is completely flexible. Those who are doing the 5K will complete about 3 laps around the parking lot but participants can opt to do 1, 2 or 3 (or more!) laps.
Since we will be running in the dark, night gear is required to participate in the run or walk including a light to help you see where you are going (head, waist or wrist) as well as something that flashes and will help to identify you as a runner to drivers for safety. It would ideally be a light-up vest or xinglet, but a small inexpensive clip-on blinker attached to your clothing will work also.
The cost of this event is just $12 and all participants will receive a beautiful custom-handmade finisher's medal (image below) and a delicious strawberry chocolate chip cookie from Cardoso Cookies.
Registration for this event is online only, there are no in-store sign-ups. Space is limited, don't wait to sign up and miss out!
The use of headphones is strongly discouraged and we promise that you will be having so much fun, you definitely won't need them!
We will send out an email on 2/14 with any pertinent details about the event. Please register with a valid email address that you check or you will miss this communication.
Is there a minimum age to participate?
The route is open to traffic and being that it will take place in the dark, this event is probably unsuitable for small children. Please use your best judgment when registering minors for this event.
Do you have a course map?
The run is around the South Hills Mall parking lot. If you are looking for more information beyond that, this event probably isn't for you ;)
Is there a waitlist if the event sells out?
We will not have a waitlist for this event. We have only enough medals as open registration spots and those who register but cannot attend will still get their goodies.
I signed up but can't attend, can I transfer my registration?
Yes! Since this is an un-timed fun run you can transfer your registration. If you are reselling your space, you will handle that on your end, we don't resell spaces.
Is there a rain or snow date should there be bad weather?
The run will happen even if it rains. We would only postpone the event if there was more than a dusting of snow.
Will there be any water on the course?
There won't be any water provided. You should bring whatever you think you will need.