Fleet Feet Poughkeepsie's 2023 Pride Fun Run to benefit Dutchess Pride Center

Fleet Feet Poughkeepsie
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Running > 5k

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Event Description

We are so excited to be partnering with Dutchess Pride Center for our first Pride Fun Run, themed "running is for everyone."  Fifty percent of all race fees and 100% of all donations will be passed along to the Dutchess Pride Center. The Dutchess Pride Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that serves as a safe space for the local LGBTQ+ community living in and around Dutchess County, where they can feel comfortable and free to express themselves. Their goals are to improve the health, safety and well-being of LGBTQ+ folks through advocacy, education, and support. Dutchess County Pride Center does community outreach, as well as monthly support groups and social events.  

Our in-person UN-TIMED 5K Fun Run (or walk) will take place on Sunday, June 11th at 9 am around the Shoppes at South Hills parking lot. This is a low-key and fun event and is open to runners and walkers of all levels including beginners and those considering a 5K for the first time. See below for FAQs.  

New Balance is sponsoring our event so you can expect demo shoes to try out during the run as well as some fun prizes and raffles after!  

All participants will receive the following with their $30 entry fee (scroll down for images of all giveaways):
- A shirt or tank
- A custom "Running is for Everyone" race bib 
- A beautiful custom finisher's medal
- A pair of rainbow sunglasses 
Shirt & bib pickup will start on Thursday 6/8 during normal business hours.  An email will be sent to all participants on Tuesday 6/6 with additional details about the event including SWAG pickup and other pertinent details.  

Please note that we have discovered an issue with Hotmail where they are blocking our emails from info@fleetfeetpoughkeepsie.com
If you have a Hotmail account, you can follow the below steps to receive our pre-race emails: 
- Log into the WEB version of Hotmail (won't work on the app) 
- Click on "Settings" then "Mail" then "Junkman" to view the safe and blocked lists 
- Add info@fleetfeetpoughkeepsie.com and the domain @fleetfeetpoughkeepsie to the safe sender list 


Is the in-person event stroller-friendly?  
The run/walk will take place in the South Hills Mall parking lot and while traffic is generally very light this time of day, the roads are completely open to traffic.  We are ok with stroller participation as long as you are comfortable with the risk of being on roads that are open to traffic.  Those with strollers should also use extreme caution when approaching other runners and allow ample space, particularly on hills.  We ask that those with strollers start toward the back just so that the large pack has a chance to spread out a bit to minimize any chance of injury.  Also please be aware that only registered participants will receive bibs and participants will be required to show their bibs to get their medals.

Is this run timed? 
The in-person 5k is an UNTIMED fun run.  This event is completely open to all paces, levels, and abilities including those working toward a 5K goal.  

Do you have a course map?  
This run takes place entirely in the Shoppes at South Hills Parking lot.  If you are looking for additional information beyond that, this probably isn't an event for you :)  

When will I be able to pick up my Pride Run SWAG?  
We will be hosting bib and shirt pick up at Fleet Feet Poughkeepsie starting on Thursday 6/8 during normal business hours or Sunday 6/11 before the event starting at 8:15 am.  An email will be sent with additional details on Tuesday 6/6.    

How do the shirts run? 
Participants can choose from Men's/Unisex T-Shirt, Ladies' T-Shirt or Ladies' Tank.  All of the tanks and tees run true to size and there isn't a need to size up.  To keep race costs low, we order the exact number of shirts that we need and are unfortunately unable to accommodate size switches once the order is placed.  Wearing your "running is for everyone" shirt on the day of the event is highly encouraged.   

Is there a waitlist if the in-person event sells out?  
We will not have a waitlist for this event and we are expecting this event to sell out.  If you are considering registering, don't wait and miss out!  

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 would handle that on your end, we don't resell spaces.  Also please note that shirt sizes cannot be adjusted as shirts are ordered at the time of registration.  

I can't participate due to injury/illness/family emergency etc., can I get a refund or transfer my registration to another event?  
We are unfortunately unable to offer refunds or transfers, race supplies are ordered as registrations come in.  You can transfer your registration per above and you can also pick up your SWAG even if you don't make it to the event.

What if the weather is bad? 
The event will happen rain or shine and we would only not run or delay the start time if there were dangerous conditions such as thunder & lightning.  

What if I miss the event, can I pick up my SWAG after?  
Yes, you can, anytime during normal business hours.  We just ask that you please pick it up before June 30th when everything will be purged.  

Will there be any water on the course?  
Yes, we will have a cooler of water and cups near the start/finish.  Runners will also pass through this area during the run.  

Where do the race fees go?  Does this event raise money for something? 
Each event that raises money for a specific cause will be explicitly stated, including a detailed explanation of how much is going where.  For the large majority of our events though, the race fees are used to purchase the giveaway items and other goodies that make our events amazing.  We view our races and events as a marketing arm of our in-store business which means that we aren't ever really looking to make a profit on events.  This model is vastly different from most events that are profit-driven and this differentiation enables us to put all of the race fees back into the events, making them a fantastic experience for participants.  We usually go a bit over the top with food, drinks, giveaways, and other extras to ensure everyone has a great time! 

Do you still have a question?  Please email us at info@fleetfeetpoughkeepsie.com or by clicking the "QUESTIONS?" button on this page.  Someone will get back to you in a very timely manner.  This method of communication is preferred vs. calling the store as our fitters are usually busy assisting customers and most are not well versed in the specifics of every event.   

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