Bard College organized a 5K Run/Walk to benefit the Red Hook Education Foundation on Sunday, May 1st. Entry fees were $10 for students; and $25 for adults. There was also an optional sponsorship form with which runners/walks could raise additional money.
In addition to the general fund, participants could obtain sponsorships and direct their donations to the following:
- Martha Strever Scholarship for Achievement in Mathematics
- Garden Classroom at Mill Road
- The Red Hook Schools Debate Program
- Fund for Science Equipment for the High School
Prizes were awarded to individuals/groups that raised over $100.00 for our causes. Anyone who raised over $1,000.00 received two tickets to the Red Hook Education Foundation June 30th Spiegeltent event, “An Evening with Roseanne Cash.”
Registration packets were downloaded here, and they were also available at the sign in desk on the day of the race. Registration began at 8:30 outside of the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College.
Schedule of Events
8:30 a.m. – Day of race registration and Packet pick-up, outside of the Bard College Fisher Center
9:00 a.m. – Registration closes
9:30 a.m. – Start of 5K race
9:35 a.m. – Start of 5k run/walk
11:00 a.m. – Awards Ceremony, outside of the Bard College Fisher Center
Course Description: The course was flat and fast with a couple of small hills. The course began near the Fisher Center and ended near the same location. Participants were asked to please arrive at least 45 minutes early to check in. Late-comers had to park much further away.
Facilities: Packet pick-up and registration were located in front of the Fisher Center. Restrooms were located in gymnasium and student center. Parking was next to the Fisher Center as well; participants were asked to please follow the signs to the designated parking area.
Awards: Overall Male/Female 58 and up, Overall Male/Female 48-57, Overall Male/Female 38-47, Overall Male/Female 28-37, Overall Male/Female 18-27, Junior 12-17, and 11 and under.
This event mobilized the students as well as the local community in a grass roots effort to support our local schools in their time of need. The 5K took place rain or shine. Walk or run to support local schools!