courtesy of Walkway Over the Hudson
The day before it becomes a staging ground for a marathon, the Walkway Over the Hudson in Poughkeepsie, in partnership with Dutchess County Government and the City of Poughkeepsie, will host a dash designed to celebrate athletes with physical, cognitive, and developmental disabilities. On Saturday, June 10th, the Think Differently Dash will line Main Street with cheering, athleticism, advocacy, empowerment, and fun. Whether you participate as a racer or a spectator, it’s a sweet way for families to spend a Saturday morning.
The Walkway Over the Hudson is a reclaimed 19th century railroad bridge turned linear park, with connections to the Hudson Valley Rail Trail and the Dutchess County Rail Trail. During the weekend of June 10-11, 2017, it will host four races for the annual Walkway Marathon weekend
, including a 5k, half marathon, and full marathon. It all starts with the Think Differently Dash, a one-mile race down Main Street in Poughkeepsie, in which anyone and everyone can participate.
After the race, try lunch at Soul Dog
, just a couple blocks down from the dash finish line, at 107 Main Street. Serving hot dogs, burgers, and frosted cupcakes, it’s a gluten-free oasis with placemats for coloring. Kids will love to display theirs in the Kids Corner.
The Think Differently Dash at the Crannell Street Parking Area, traveling out and back on Main Street in Poughkeepsie: Saturday, June 10, 2017; pre-registration and packet pick-up 8:45-9:45a, race runs 10-11a; $10 day of registration, free to cheer. Learn more on the website
and check their Facebook event for updates.
Got a kid participating in the Think Differently Dash? Prep them with this adorable make-your-own picture book.