Posted on: July 12, 2016
Helen Hayes Hospital and the Helen Hayes Hospital Foundation, along with the Town of Haverstraw, are teaming up to present the 2016 Helen Hayes Hospital Classic Race on Sunday, October 16th at Bowline Point Park. The inspirational annual event will bring together runners, handcyclists, wheelchair racers, and other athletes of all abilities to raise community awareness and to benefit the Helen Hayes Hospital Foundation. This year marks the first since the Classic’s 1983 inception that the race will be held completely off hospital grounds, allowing for the expansion of the race to include a 5k, 10k, and Fun Run, as well as a family fun day.
Top finisher awards will be presented to racers in a number of categories, including male and female runners, handcyclists, and wheelchair racers. For the third year, the Niles M. Davies Jr. Kids Cup will also be awarded to the Fun Run winner in honor of one of the Classic’s staunchest supporters, the late Niles M. Davies, Jr.
Family fun day activities will include pumpkin painting, costumed character meet and greets, games, refreshments, prize/raffle opportunities and more. Entrance to the family fun day may be purchased separately or in conjunction with race registration for $10.
All proceeds from the event will benefit the Helen Hayes Hospital Foundation. The Foundation supports an array of patient programs, services and research at the physical rehabilitation hospital. For race registration details, including fees, the race day schedule and registration deadlines, visit https://helenhayeshospital.org/hhh-2016-classic-race/ or call the HHH Public Relations Department at 845-786-4225. On-line registration is available at http://bit.ly/HelenHayesRun2016.