Gold's Gym LaGrange, Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, New York, United States

Start Date

06/01/2022

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Activities: Running race, Virtual race, 5K, 10K

Each year on Global Running Day, runners & walkers from across the country join together to run as one.  The Big Run is one of our largest and most fun events of the year.  The races take place on the Dutchess Rail Trail and are fast and relatively flat. Many PRs have been earned over the years at The Big Run!  There is a virtual option available for those who can't make it to the in-person event that day but still wish to participate in Global Running Day.  

Similar to prior years, runners can choose from a 5K or 10K distance.  This year the 10K will start at 6:30 pm and the 5K will start at 6:45 pm. 

An email will be sent to all in-person participants by Sunday 5/29 with specific instructions on parking and how/where to corral.  PLEASE REGISTER WITH A VALID EMAIL THAT YOU CHECK OR YOU WILL MISS IMPORTANT COMMUNICATIONS. PLEASE SEE THE BELOW NOTE ABOUT HOTMAIL EMAIL ADDRESSES.  

We have discovered an issue with Hotmail where they are blocking our emails from info@fleetfeetpoughkeepsie.com. 
If you have a Hotmail account, you can follow the below steps to receive our pre-race emails (or you should associate a different email address with your RSU account): 
- Log into the WEB version of Hotmail (won't work on the app) 
- Click on "Settings" then "Mail" then "Junkman" to view the safe and blocked lists 
- Add info@fleetfeetpoughkeepsie.com and the domain @fleetfeetpoughkeepsie to the safe sender list 

Event Details:

Race Date:  Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Race Start Times: The 10K will start at 6:30 pm, and the 5K will start at 6:45 PM.  All participants must be done by 8 pm.  

Distances: USATF Certified 5K & 10K courses.  Both races will take place on the Dutchess Rail Trail.   

Timing: Chip timing and real-time results printouts.  

Start & end location: Gold's Gym LaGrange, 258 Titusville Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 

Age Group Awards: Those who place overall or in their age group (10 year age groups) will have a custom handmade prize available for pickup at Fleet Feet Poughkeepsie starting on Thursday 6/2.  There will not be any ceremony or awards available for pickup on the evening of the event as we need a little time to organize the results and identify the age group winners.  

Swag: All finishers will receive a beautiful Big Run finisher's medal (it spins!)!  All those who register before Sunday 5/22 will receive an extremely soft, high-quality unisex t-shirt in their requested size.  Those who register after 5/22 will receive a shirt but may not get their first size choice.  

Packet Pickup: Packet pickup will be held at Fleet Feet Poughkeepsie starting on Saturday, May 28th at 10 am and running through Wednesday, June 1st at 4 pm.  Bibs and shirts can also be picked up on race day at Gold's Gym starting at 5 pm.  The store will be closing at 4 pm on the day of the race so that our entire team can head over and be a part of the event.  

Cost: Register early and save!  This year we are doing a special discounted price of $20 ($15 for Virtual) for those who register before 11:59 pm on Saturday 4/9.  This is our way of saying thanks to those who are engaged with our social media and emails.  Starting on Sunday 4/10 race fees will be $25, virtual will be $20.  Day of registration online or in-person at Gold's Gym (5 pm - 6 pm before the event) will be $30. 

Training: If you are interested in training with us for this race, please check out our 5K/10K training group here.  

Additional Information & FAQs

Is the race dog/stroller friendly? We can accommodate strollers but will be unable to accommodate dogs at this event.  Anyone participating with a stroller will start at the back to give the congestion on the trail a chance to thin.  

Is there a minimum age for participation? There is no minimum age for participation. The runs take place entirely on the Dutchess Rail Trail which is safe for participants of all ages and abilities.  We ask that parents use their judgment when registering minors to ensure that they can understand instructions for turning around in the appropriate space and have the ability to complete the distance without any assistance. The 10K event does cross a road.  

Are these events open to walkers? Are there any time limits? All runners or walkers for both the 5K & 10K must be done by 8 pm.  Walkers are welcome as long as they can complete the selected distance before 8 pm.  Please select your distance accordingly with this 8 pm event end time in mind.    

Can I switch events?  Yes! Please email info@fleetfeetpoughkeepsie.com if you would like to switch events.  We must be notified of any event switches before the start of the races.  If you decide during the event to switch races, you will be taken out of the results and marked as a DNF.  

How does the virtual event work?  Virtual participants will have the option of picking up their SWAG at Fleet Feet from Sat 5/28 - Wed 6/1 at 4 pm.  Alternatively, if SWAG shipping is selected, it will go out on Wed 5/25 to allow ample time for delivery before 6/2.  All virtual participants should complete their selected distance on Wed 6/1 (anytime from 12 am-11:59 pm).  Results must be entered by 11:59 pm on Wed. 6/1 for inclusion in the virtual leaderboard.  Since we don't have a way of verifying times for the virtual event, there will not be any age group awards for virtual participants.  

Bracket/Division Details & Fees:

  1. Activity Starts: - Activity Ends:
    Registration opens :
    Activity type:
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt (GUARANTEED SIZING THROUGH 5/22)
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens :
      Registration closes :
      Race fee :
      Processing fee :
    • Registration opens : 4/10/2022 00:00
      Registration closes : 5/31/2022 23:59
      Race fee : $25.00
      Processing fee : $2.45
    • Registration opens : 6/1/2022 00:00
      Registration closes : 6/1/2022 19:00
      Race fee : $30.00
      Processing fee : $2.74


  2. Activity Starts: - Activity Ends:
    Registration opens :
    Activity type:
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt (GUARANTEED SIZING THROUGH 5/22)
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens :
      Registration closes :
      Race fee :
      Processing fee :
    • Registration opens : 4/10/2022 00:00
      Registration closes : 5/31/2022 23:59
      Race fee : $25.00
      Processing fee : $2.45
    • Registration opens : 6/1/2022 00:00
      Registration closes : 6/1/2022 19:00
      Race fee : $30.00
      Processing fee : $2.74


  3. Activity Starts: - Activity Ends:
    Registration opens :
    Activity type:
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt (GUARANTEED SIZING THROUGH 5/22)
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens :
      Registration closes :
      Race fee :
      Processing fee :
    • Registration opens : 4/10/2022 00:00
      Registration closes : 5/22/2022 23:59
      Race fee : $20.00
      Processing fee : $2.16


  4. Activity Starts: - Activity Ends:
    Registration opens :
    Activity type:
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt (GUARANTEED SIZING THROUGH 5/22)
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens :
      Registration closes :
      Race fee :
      Processing fee :
    • Registration opens : 4/10/2022 00:00
      Registration closes : 5/22/2022 23:59
      Race fee : $20.00
      Processing fee : $2.16


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