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Bard College Holds 5K Run to Benefit Red Hook Schools on Sunday, May 1st

Eleanor Davis

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.— Bard College is holding a 5K Run/Walk to benefit Red Hook schools, on the morning of Sunday, May 1stRegistration for the “Bard 5K to Support Red Hook Schools” begins at 8:30 a.m. in front of The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, and the race starts at 9:30 a.m. Registration packets will be available at the sign in desk on the day of the race. Entry fees are $10 for students; $20 for non-students if you pre-register before April 25th, and $25 on race day. To download a registration form or for more information about the 5K race, go to, or send an e-mail to

All proceeds will be donated to the Red Hook Education Foundation, an independent, non-profit organization whose mission is to support public education in the town of Red Hook, NY. Race participants have the option to raise additional money by obtaining sponsors, and may earmark that for particular programs that benefit Red Hook schools. In addition to the general fund, participants can obtain sponsorship and direct their donations to the Martha Strever Scholarship for Achievement in Mathematics, the Garden Classroom at Mill Road, The Red Hook Schools Debate Program, or the Fund for Science Equipment for Red Hook High School. Bard College will award prizes to individuals or groups that raise over $100.00 for our cause. Anyone that raises over $1,000.00 will receive two tickets to the Red Hook Education Foundation June 30th Spiegeltent event “An Evening with Roseanne Cash.”

This event is intended to mobilize students as well as the local community in a grass roots effort to support our local schools. The 5K will take place rain or shine. To pre-register, send the completed form to the Red Hook Education Foundation, P.O. Box 2, Red Hook, NY 12571.

Schedule of Events
8:30 a.m. - Day of race registration and Packet pick-up, outside of the Bard College Fisher Center
9:00 a.m. - Registration closes
9:30 a.m. - Start of 5K race
9:35 a.m. - Start of 5k run/walk
11:00 a.m. - Awards Ceremony, outside of the Bard College Fisher Center

Course Description: The course is flat and fast with a couple of small hills. The course will begin near the Fisher Center and will end near the same location. Please arrive at least 45 minutes early to check in. Late-comers will be forced to park much further away.   

Facilities: Packet pick-up and registration will be located in front of the Fisher Center. Restrooms are located in gymnasium and student center. Parking will be next to the Fisher Center as well; please follow the signs to the designated parking area.  

Awards: Overall Male/Female 58 and up, Overall Male/Female 48-57, Overall Male/Female 38-47, Overall Male/Female 28-37, Overall Male/Female 18-27, Junior 12-17, and 11 and under. 

The Red Hook Education Foundation (RHEF) is an independent, not-for-profit community organization dedicated to supporting Red Hook public schools by providing funds for programs and facilities beyond what the school budget allows, and by facilitating stronger ties between the Red Hook Central School District and the resources and institutions in our community. The RHEF is a fund of the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley.


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This event was last updated on 04-15-2011