EASTCHESTER, N.Y. – Runners, sprinters and walkers alike are getting ready for the 38th annual Tuckahoe Challenge Road Race.
Registration has opened for the popular race, which will start at 7:30 a.m. on Sept. 14. The Challenge includes a one-mile race for short distance competitors and a five-mile race for runners looking for a longer course, with the “challenge” to run both races.
All races start and finish at the Tuckahoe Community Center. The one-mile race begins at 9 a.m. and is mostly a flat track. The longer race begins a half-hour later and features a few rolling hills between the second and fourth miles.
Once again Hudson Valley Bank is the primary sponsor in coordination with the Village of Tuckahoe. Prizes and awards will be given to the top participants, and there will be raffles for all competitors. This year, there will also be an award for the first place adult-child team – under 12-years-old – dedicated to the memory of Howard Richter.
Proceeds will be donated to Tuckahoe Beautification, the Tuckahoe Senior Center, the Eastchester Community Action Program, the Eastchester Community Action Program and the Eastchester Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
Registration forms are available at Tuckahoe Village Hall and the Tuckahoe Village website. If you pre-register, prices vary from $10 – one race for children or seniors – to $25 – for those doing “The Challenge.” Costs go up an additional $5 for runners who register the day of the race.