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5K/10K/1MI Run or Walk - Church Tavern Challenge (CTC)

Mon September 2, 2019 South Salem, NY 10590 US Directions


10K Run

8:30AM EDT

5K Run

8:45AM EDT

5K Walk

8:45AM EDT

1mi Run

10:00AM EDT

1K Fun Run

10:30AM EDT

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at


82 Spring Street
South Salem, NY US 10590




Registration on RUNSIGNUP ends raceday at 6AM but you can also register at the event!

Day-of registration and advanced registration pickup opens 7:30AM Monday.


The St. John’s Parish Church Tavern Challenge Labor Day 5K/10K/1mi Run/Walk presented by Domino Sugar is shaping up to be a great community event. The Challenge features distances to appeal to everyone from the serious runner to families who just want a fun time together.  The day will also offer a 1K race for kids (plus a bouncy house) and a delicious barbecue.

This year sees improvements such as the addition of a chip-timed 1 mile run for the competitive youth, expanded age group finishing categories, water station signage and an earlier start time to beat the heat!

The traditional tankards will be awarded for first place and medals for top 3 finishers in each age group.  Awards will be given as follows:

  • 10K - M/F 1st overall.  M/F 1st/2nd/3rd age group winners for 14 and under, 15-19, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
  • 5K - M/F 1st overall.  M/F 1st/2nd/3rd age group winners for 11 and under, 12-14, 15-19, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
  • 1mi - M/F 1st overall.  M/F 1st/2nd/3rd age group winners for 8 and under, 9-10, 11-12
  • 1K Kids Run - finishing medal for all

In addition to celebrating Labor Day and encouraging fitness in our community, the event raises money to help with the outstanding work of the Community Center of Northern Westchester and the continued work of the parish.

Beginning at 8:30AM on Monday, September 2, the races will wind through the hills and country lanes of South Salem, New York, starting and finishing at St. John’s Church on Spring Street.

Event chairperson Matt Shue describes the Challenge as “a perfect set of races, where you can be as competitive or as laid-back as you wish.  The point is to get out in the fresh air, have a great time and contribute to a good cause.”

Registration for the 2019 Church Tavern Challenge is now open on the running website and at  Cost is $30 per runner or walker for the 10K or 5K, $15 per runner for the 1mi, and $10 per child (12 and under) for the 1K run.  Day-of registration is also available.

Contact the parish office at 914 763-8273 for more information.


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