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Fleet Feet Day of the Dead 5K Fun Run

Tue November 1, 2022 Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 US Directions



Fleet Feet Poughkeepsie
1895 South Road
Poughkeepsie, NY US 12601


Join us on Tuesday, November 1st at 6 pm while we celebrate Day of the Dead which is a celebration of life and death represented by skulls.  We will be hosting a low-key and casual un-timed fun run in the dark.    

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.  

Night gear is required to participate in the run or walk including 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 $30 per person and each registered participant will receive amazing skulls-themed SWAG including: 
* A Day of the Dead Race Bib 
* A Day of the Dead Baseball Tee 
* A custom Day of the Dead race medal 
* A Day of the Dead Cookie 

Registration is 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! 

Runners & walkers of all paces are encouraged including those who are curious about nighttime running.  The run will take place in the South Hills Malls parking lot.  The run course is open to traffic and due to safety concerns, this event is not suitable for dogs, strollers, or small children.  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 a pre-run email by the end of the day on Saturday 10/29 with any other 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 this course is therefore not suitable for small children.  Please use your best judgment when registering minors for this event.  

Can I bring a stroller or a dog on a leash? 
We are not able to accommodate dogs or strollers at 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 wait list 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 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.  

Is there a rain or snow date should there be bad weather? 
The run will happen even if it rains.  We would only cancel 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.  

Are there options for virtual participation?  
While we aren't doing a virtual option specifically, those who are interested in the event but unable to attend can register and simply pick up their SWAG after the event.  

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Day of the Dead Shirts

Day of the Dead Medal


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