HAVERSTRAW, N.Y. -- Runners, walkers and even kids will be lacking up their tennis shoes to take in the 2016 Helen Hayes Hospital Classic Race on Sunday, Oct. 16 at Bowline Point Park/Peck's Pond.
Officials with the race, said the new location allows the Haverstraw-based physical rehabilitation hospital to team up with the Town of Haverstraw to provide an expanded race format. It will also allow for even more community members and athletes of all abilities to come together for friendly competition and family fun to benefit the Helen Hayes Hospital Foundation.
"The new location allows us to have expand to have a 5K and Fun Run and to have everything in one place," said Mary Kreagh, public relations spokeswoman with the hospital. "The Town of Haverstraw has been wonderful in offering the park and helping."
The 2016 Classic Race events, which kicks-off at 8:30 a.m., with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m., will include Fun Run, 5K, and 10K races, as well as a harvest-themed family fun day.
Family fun day activities will include pumpkin painting, arts and crafts, costumed character meet and greets, games, refreshments, prize/raffle opportunities and more. Attendees are also invited to enjoy Bowline Point Park’s playgrounds and to wear their Halloween costumes to get into the spirit of fall.
Top finisher awards will be presented to racers in a number of categories, including male and female runners, hand-cyclists, and wheelchair racers.
For the third year, the Niles M. Davies Jr. Kids Cup will also be awarded to the Fun Run winner in honor of one of the Classic’s staunchest supporters, the late Niles M. Davies, Jr.
All proceeds from the event will benefit the Helen Hayes Hospital Foundation. The Foundation supports an array of patient programs, services and research at the physical rehabilitation hospital.
For race registration details, click the race day schedule and registration deadlines link. Cost is $40 day of race. Early registration is closed.