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Virtual Walkway One Mile
May 14, 2020 - June 14, 2020
Everyone is invited to participate in the Friends of the Walkway’s first Virtual Walkway One Mile from May 14 through June 14 – a race that can be completed on your own time, at your own pace, from anywhere in the world including the professionally-measured and marked course on the deck of Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park. Simply track your time and distance using any device, then visit walkway.org/virtualmile to submit to our leaderboard. Next, snap a selfie and post with the hashtag #KeepUsRunning to encourage friends and family to join in. Participants will receive instructions about uploading their time in an email following their registration.
Participation in the Virtual Walkway One Mile is $10, and all entrants will receive a Walkway One Mile patch to commemorate their finish. Patches will be distributed following the conclusion of the race window. For complete details and to register, visit walkway.org/virtualmile. Anyone referring five or more runners to the Virtual Walkway One Mile will receive free entry into the Walkway One Mile heat of their choice on September 5 (excluding the Friendly Auto Group Elite Mile).
Registration is also open for the full Walkway One Mile on Saturday, September 5 (postponed from Sunday, June 14). Visit walkway.org/onemile for complete details.
All proceeds from the Virtual Walkway One Mile will keep the Friends of the Walkway running despite cancelled events and lost days of merchandise sales due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Participation in the Virtual Walkway One Mile means that when events are safe to resume and people are again free to gather, Walkway Over the Hudson won’t miss a beat hosting popular free events like Walkway at Night and keeping transformative construction projects like the East Gate Plaza on track. Funds raised will also support the operation of an electric tram that is tentatively scheduled to begin service in the park this summer.
Walkway One Mile and the Virtual Walkway One Mile is organized in partnership between the Friends of the Walkway and Fleet Feet Poughkeepsie with support from Friendly Auto Group and the Mid-Hudson Road Runners Club.