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Fleet Feet's 2024 Unicorn Fun Run

Tue April 9, 2024 Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 US Directions


2024 Unicorn Fun Run

6:00PM EDT - 7:00PM EDT


Fleet Feet Poughkeepsie
1895 South Road
Poughkeepsie, NY US 12601


We can't think of a better way to celebrate National Unicorn Day than with a unicorn-themed fun run!

Our UN-TIMED 5K Fun Run (or walk) will take place on Tuesday, April 9th at 6 pm at Fleet Feet Poughkeepsie. This is a flexible and fun 5K run or walk around the Shoppes at South Hills parking lot with other "unicorns". This is a low-key and fun event that is open to runners and walkers of all levels including beginners and those considering a 5K for the first time. Participants are encouraged to get creative and have fun with their outfits! 

A note about children participants: while there are no age restrictions, parents considering registering minors should be aware that this event will take place around the Shoppes at South Hills Parking lot which is open to traffic and extreme caution should be used. Young children will require 100% adult supervision to participate in this event.  

All participants will receive the following with their $25 entry fee:
- A custom Unicorn Fun Run race bib 

- A gender-specific custom Tank (Ladies) or Tee (Unisex)  
- A beautiful custom Unicorn Fun Run finisher's medal (scroll down for an image!) 
- A sweet treat to enjoy after the run!  

Shirt & bib pickup will start on Tuesday, 4/9, at 5 pm, immediately before the event. An email will be sent to all participants by Sunday, 4/7, with additional details about the in-person event so please be sure that your Run Signup account is associated with an email that you check! And please make sure to read that email in its entirety! 

Registration is online only - there will be no in-store sign-ups for this event. Shirt sizes will become limited once our last order is placed the week before the event, register early to secure your first size and color choices. Registration will be $25 through Sunday, 4/7, and will then increase to $30. 


Is the in-person event stroller-friendly?  
The run/walk will take place in the South Hills Mall parking lot and while traffic is pretty light this time of day, the roads are completely open to traffic. We are ok with stroller participation as long as you are comfortable with the risk of being on roads that are open to traffic. Those with strollers should also use extreme caution when approaching other runners and allow ample space, particularly on hills. We ask that those with strollers start toward the back just so that the large pack has a chance to spread out a bit to minimize any chance of injury. Also please be aware that only registered participants will receive bibs and participants will be required to show their bibs to get their medal and sweet treat after the event. 

Is this run timed? 
This event is an UNTIMED 5K fun run and is completely open to all paces, levels, and abilities including those working toward a 5K goal. Participants will have the option to complete 1, 2, or 3 (for the full 5K) laps around our shopping center. 

Do you have a course map?  
This run takes place entirely in the Shoppes at South Hills Parking lot. If you are looking for additional information beyond that, this probably isn't an event for you :)  

When will I be able to pick up my bib and shirt?  
Bib and shirt pick up will take place at Fleet Feet Poughkeepsie immediately before the run/walk starting at 5 pm. An email will be sent with additional details before Sunday, 4/7.  

How do the shirts run? 
All of the tanks and tees run true to size and there isn't a need to size up. To keep race costs low, we order the exact number of needed shirts and are unfortunately unable to accommodate size switches once the order is placed. Participants are highly encouraged to wear their shirts on the evening of the event!  

Is there a waitlist if the in-person event sells out?  
We will not have a waitlist for this event and it does generally sell out. If you are considering registering, don't wait and miss out!  

I signed up but can't attend, can I transfer my registration? 
Yes! Since this is an un-timed fun run you can transfer your registration. If you are reselling your space, you would handle that on your end, we don't resell spaces.  Also please note that shirt sizes cannot be adjusted as shirts are ordered at the time of registration.  

I can't participate due to injury/illness/family emergency etc., can I get a refund or transfer my registration to another event?  
We are unfortunately unable to offer refunds or transfers, race supplies are ordered as registrations come in. You can transfer your registration per above and you can also pick up your SWAG even if you don't make it to the event. 

What if the weather is bad? 
The event will happen rain or shine and we would only not run or delay the start time if there were dangerous conditions such as thunder & lightning.  

What if I miss the event, can I pick up my SWAG after?  
Yes, you can, anytime during normal business hours. We just ask that you please pick it up before April 30th when everything will be purged.  

Where do the race fees go? Does this event raise money for something? 
Each event that raises money for a specific cause will be explicitly stated, including a detailed explanation of exactly how much is going where. For the large majority of our events, the race fees are used to purchase the giveaway items and other goodies that make our events amazing. We view our races and events as a marketing arm of our in-store business which means that we aren't looking to make a profit on events. This model is vastly different from most events that are profit-driven and this differentiation enables us to put all of the race fees back into the events, making them a fantastic experience for participants. We usually go a bit over the top with food, drinks, giveaways, and other extras to ensure a great time is had by everyone!   



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