Where

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2023 event will once again take place at the beautiful Halfmoon Town Park (few miles up the road from our earlier location in Mechanicville, NY). The out-and-back course starts and finishes near the playground and includes flat stretches through the park and a series of moderate rolling hills on the country roads in the middle of the course.  There will be vendors and a raffle at the event.

Fee Schedule

$20 – 5K participants 18 and under;
$30 – 5K participants 19 and up;
$30 – 5K virtual participants;
$40 – day of the event 5K registration;
Free – kids fun run

Swag

5K participants will receive a performance T-shirt. Virtual 5K participants will receive their shirt by mail within a week of the race. Kids shirts can be ordered at the time of the registration.

Superhero Costumes

While superhero-themed costumes are not required, we encourage our participants of all ages to wear their superhero-themed attire or accessories.

Memorial Ceremony

Sasha’s Superhero Run was organized in honor of a little boy Sasha Hudson White, who passed away at an age of 24 days on Christmas Eve in 2016. The event quickly became a gathering space for other families who lost a child or experienced a stillbirth. The superhero theme of the event was adopted to honor parents whose babies and children passed before their time, as it takes superhuman strengths to go on after a child dies. Families and friends of the loss families, participating in a 5K, are encouraged to form a team in memory of their little one. We will hold a brief memorial ceremony at the conclusion of the event to remember kids who left us too soon. A memorial ceremony is free and one doesn’t have to participate in a 5K in order to attend it.

Race Day Timeline

8:00 – 9:20                             Packet pickup & same day registration

8:00 – 9:30                            Raffle tickets on sale

9:30                                         5K run/walk start

9:30                                         Raffle drawing. Raffle prize winners to be posted by 10am

10:20                                       Race results posted/Awards available for pick up

10:40am                                 Little kids fun run (100-yard distance)

10:50am                                 Bigger kids fun run (1/4-mile distance)

11:10am                                 Memorial ceremony. We will honor babies and kids lost too soon. Everyone invited.

Arrival to the Park/Parking Your Vehicle

Please note that one park entrance will be closed, while the other one will be open. Parking will be on the grassy field across from the Veteran’s Monument. Please follow the directions of the parking volunteers.

Packet Pickup/Same Day Registration

Packet/bib pick up and the same day registration will take place at the Clubhouse building. The packets will be pre-bagged and labeled with the participant’s name and bib number.

The Start

The race will have a mass start, however, the announcer will encourage participants to spread out to minimize crowding.

Race Results

As the participants cross the finish line, their results will be posted online at: https://www.areep.com/results/ and the paper records will be posted periodically.

Photos

Use the hashtag #sashasrun2023 when sharing your race photos on Facebook or Instagram.

Awards

We will not be holding an award ceremony. The top finishers can pick up their awards at the Packet pickup table at the Clubhouse building after the race.

The top 3 female and male finishers will receive a gift card and a certificate. The top 3 female and male in each age group will receive a certificate and a prize. The age groups are split up as follows:  under 11, 12-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-64, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-79, 80 and up.

The fastest team will receive a commemorative award.

Raffle

The table with the raffle prizes will be located at the Clubhouse building. The participants will be able to purchase raffle tickets starting from 8am. The drawing will occur at 9:30am and the winners will be announced on the poster by 10 am.  The winners can pick up their prizes immediately after.

Kids Fun Run

Two distances will be offered:

  • 100 yards for the little kids (suggested age range 2-5 y.o.)
  • ¼ mile for the bigger kids (suggested age range 5-9 y.o.).

Kids runs will not be timed. There will be medals for top 3 finishers and a small goodie bags for every child who crosses the finish line.

Virtual 5K

Virtual 5K run can be completed any time between April 29th and May 7th at a place of participants choosing. Virtual participants will receive a race t-shirts within a week of the race date.

We invite our virtual participants to print out a digital race bib and submit their results on the race registration site. They can view the bib and submit the results in their registrant portal linked in their confirmation email. The top three virtual finishers who submit their time will receive a prize.

We invite you to post your race photos on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #sashasrun2023