Harry Chapin Memorial Run/Walk Against Hunger

Our 36th annual event!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Register now for the 10K Race, the 5K (3.1 Mile) Run/Walk, and/or the 1-Mile Fun Run! Or, make a donation to help us fight hunger!

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We can all make a difference on Sunday, October 16th!

10K Race (Starts at 12 p.m.)

Our 10K Race is a classic. A challenging course with outstanding support while you’re out there, including four water stations and a two-way radio communications team at various locations along the course.  The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place overall female and male finishers receive a $100, $75, or $50 gift card (respectively) to Run On Hudson Valley.  Plus, we have a medal award and a fresh baked apple pie from Baked By Susan for each of the top 3 finishers in various age categories!  FREE T-Shirt to the first 300 registrants!  Complimentary post-race refreshments including fresh apples, bananas, oranges, granola bars, bottled water and lemonade.  Come join the fun!

5K Run/Walk (Starts at 9:30 a.m.)

Our 5K Run/Walk is really enjoyable – it’s a very scenic course.  Your choice to run or walk.  Make friends along the way! And starting in 2016, we’ll give a medal award to the overall top 3 female and top 3 male finishers.  The first 300 registrants receive a FREE T-Shirt and a FREE Tote Bag!  Complimentary refreshments (fresh fruit, water, etc.) after your run or walk.  Fun for everyone!

One-Mile Fun Run (Starts at 11 a.m.)

This event is great fun for everyone!  Plus — every child participant gets a FREE Custom-Designed Medal!  Awards to the top 3 child female and male finishers in two groups (school grades 1 through 4 and grades 5 through 8).

“When in doubt…do something!”

Harry Chapin had a goal: he wanted to end world hunger during his lifetime. So he did something about it.  He raised and donated millions of dollars by performing “one night for me, and one night for the other guy” throughout his career.  He co-founded World Hunger Year (now WhyHunger), and Long Island Cares (now The Harry Chapin Food Bank).  He lobbied Congress and President Carter to get involved.  And he encouraged his fans to make a difference.


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Harry’s Music

Harry’s music and his humanitarian work are forever linked together.  Here’s the “Chapin anthem” that he sang at the end his concerts.

Thank you to all who came out to our many events!

The folks at East Hudson Media did an outstanding job in 2015 of capturing both the spirit and the excitement of the event.

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