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5th ANNUAL Leah's 5K Run/Walk and 1K Kid's "Spooktacular" Fun Run - 2019

Sat October 26, 2019 Directions


5K Run/Walk

9:30AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT

1K "Spooktacular" Kid's Run

9:00AM EDT - 9:20AM EDT

5K Run/Walk - Early Registration

9:30AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT


Dutchess Rail Trail - Van Wyck Trailhead


Do you love running, walking and physical activity? Do you love health and fitness? Well then couple that with raising awareness and money towards the fight against blood cancer and we can go miles towards fighting this together as one....

The 1K "Spooktacular" Kid's Run will begin at 9am and the 5K Run/Walk will begin at 9:30am


5K Run
  • Early registration is $20 before September 22nd
  • Registration is $25 up the October 25th (night before the race)
  • Registration is $30 on race day
1K "Spooktacular" Kid's Fun Run
  • $10 Pre-Registration and same day

Cash or Check Only on day of race!!

Costumes are not required, but highly encouraged! We encourage so much, that we will even be having a costume contest with prizes!!!

All kids in 1k will receive finishers medals!!

Top 3 male and female finishers will receive prizes in 5K!

About Leah...

On October 8, 2013, just a month after starting kindergarten at Matthew Patterson Elementary School in Putnam County, Leah was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). Suddenly her world changed to countless trips to Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital; numerous blood transfusions; and a life of seclusion, away from germs and any viruses that could be very harmful. Leah couldn’t return to school and wasn’t able to see her friends for most of the year.

Because of the funds raised by LLS and because of people like you who support events like this ....Leah is done with all of her treatments, and will be starting Middle School this year on September 5th! She is thinking of joining the drama club and will be starting lessons to learn violin! With the support of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Leah has gotten through treatments and realized a life after her fight with blood cancer. Her family also got the support they needed throughout, that is why we continue to raise money, to help future families like Leah's. Having cancer certainly isn't fair especially for a child and as a parent I can't imagine what it would be like to tell your child that they have cancer. This is why I honor Leah and help work towards finding the cures.

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society has a commitment to people like Leah struggling and fighting to beat cancer. Blood cancer does not discriminate by age, as you can see. It affects the lives of many people and families and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society exists to not only help those diagnosed with blood cancer through experimental treatments, they provide support to the families as well. This 5k run is in honor of Leah and all its proceeds will go directly to LLS to provide services to make the fight easier for survivors like Leah.

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Dutchess Rail Trail - Van Wyck Trailhead


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