Fall Races for Families in Westchester


Fall Races for Families in Westchester
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Fall Races for Families in Westchester

The race is on! Move together as a family at one of the many community running events happening this fall in Westchester. Local races are a great way to get involved in your community, support/donate to local causes, and have fun! Below, you’ll find some races for families happening this fall that even the youngest of runners/walkers can participate in.

Happy family running!

Saturday, September 10th at 8:00am (Katonah)
Katonah Road Races and Fun Run 

Participate in the Katonah Road Races 5K and kids’ one-mile fun run. This is the 21st year of this community race that kicks off at the village green across from the Katonah Village Library. The race raises funds for the village’s programming, such as Katonah’s 125th Celebration, Oscar Nights, their spring community-wide cleanup day, and the Halloween Parade, to name a few. The 5K is $30 per person. Village green on the Parkway and Edgemont, across from the Katonah Village Library, Katonah, NY 10536

Saturday, September 17th at 10:00am (Yonkers)
Woodlawn Run for a Cause 

Participate in the 16th Annual Woodlawn Run for a Cause. This race raises funds for the local charities: Van Cortlandt Park Alliance and Hope & Heroes. Parents and kids can participate in this 5K with awards given out at the end for the top three runners in each age category. Healy Field. 4420 Van Cortlandt Park East Bronx, NY  10470.

Sunday, September 18th at 9:15am (Armonk)
Cider and Donut Festival/Jamie’s 5k Run for Love

This race, supported by the Armonk Chamber of Commerce, kicks off with a kids’ race and also includes a donut dash for kids 2-8 years old. The 5K walk/run starts at 9:30am. After the race, enjoy delicious donuts by Beascakes, apple cider, and live music.

There will also be activities post-race such as  a pie-eating contest, rides, bouncy houses, face painting, and arts and crafts.  The event raises funds for the North Castle Public Library and the BHPA and the Armonk Chamber of Commerce. Sign up to participate here. Wampus Brook Park, Armonk, NY 10504.

Sunday, September 18th at 8:30am (Mount Kisco)
MKFD Fired Up 5K

Participate in this popular 5K as a family or the Stop, Drop and Race Kids Dash. The race takes runners through a loop around Mount Kisco where you start and end at the Mount Kisco Train station. After the 5K, kids can enjoy a kids dash. The 5K is $25 per participant and the kids’ dash is $5 per kid. Kirby Plaza, Mount Kisco, NY 10549.

Saturday, September 24th at 9:00am (Yorktown Heights)
Run for Recovery

Participate in a fun kids’ run and 5K while raising funds for substance abuse and drug awareness charities, such as Search for Change, Run 4 Recovery, and Drug Crisis in Our Backyard. Registration is $40 per adult and $20 for kids 17 and under. FDR Park, Lot 1, 2957 Crompond Rd, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598.

Saturday, September 24th (Yorktown Heights)
Paws Crossed Animal Rescue Run, Walk, or Jog 

Raise funds for the Paws Crossed Animal Rescue. Participate in this 2nd annual race in person or virtually by completing a 5K. You can even run/walk with your dog! After this years’ run, you can also enjoy the  7th annual Paws Crossed Day from 11:00am-3:00pm. Enjoy vendors, food trucks, live music, entertainment, and adoptions! All festivities will be active from 11am – 3pm! FDR State Park Lot 4, 2957 Crompond Road, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598.

Saturday, October 8th at 8:00am (Armonk)
9th Annual Stayin’ Alive 5K and Fun Run

This race benefits Stayin’ Alive, Inc, a charity that support the First Responders of Northern Westchester. This includes a 5K with prizes awarded to top finishers. The race also includes a .6 mile Fun Run where kids run one lap around Windmill Lake. The race/fundraiser costs $50 per person and $10 per person for the fun run.  Windmill Club 10 Maple Way, Armonk, NY 10504.

Sunday, October 16th at 9:30am (Katonah)
10th Annual 5K Trail Race and One-Mile Family Fun Run

Help raise funds for the Somers Library Foundation by running, walking, or jogging in the gorgeous Reis Park. The one-mile family fun run is a great way to support, which kicks off at 10:15am after the 5K. Awards are given out for the top finishers by age and gender and a free t-shirt to the first 100 who register. Reis Park, 82 Primrose Street, Katonah, NY  10536.

Sunday, October, 23rd at 8:30am (Katonah)
Run the Farm at Muscoot Farm 

Run around Muscoot Farm with your family as a part of the annual Run the Farm race. This five-mile trail race kicks off with a kids’ race at 8:30am, divided by two age groups. Group one is for kids age 7-12 who will run a 1.1 race and group two is for kids age six and under will run 0.6 miles. This includes a This is followed by the main race at 9:30am. The beautiful course will have you running through farm roads, forests, meadows, steep hills, by streams, over a wooden bridge, and over stone walls. This one always sells-out so be sure to get sign up in advance. The race $45 per adult and $22 per child. Muscoot Farm, 51 NY-100, Katonah, NY 10536.

October 29th, 2022 at 9:00am (Sleepy Hollow)
Sleepy Hollow Halloween 10K and Sleepy Hollow Kids Halloween Fun Run

This beautiful race will have you and family running along the Hudson River. This includes views of the Headless Horseman Bridge, Sleepy Hollow Cemetery and the Old Dutch Church. It kicks off with the Sleepy Hollow Kids Halloween Fun Run (one-mile run) at 9:00am, which includes race participation and kids’ activities. The 10K starts at 9:30am and costs $40 per person. This fun race also encourages participants to don their Halloween costumes for an early celebration. There is also be race-day awards and raffles. Morse School, 30 Pocantico Street, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591.

Sunday, November 20th at 2:00pm (Irvington)
Peter K. Oley Turkey Trot

Before your Thanksgiving feast enjoy a 2.5-mile run with your family through the village of Irvington. This race started in 1978 and has been going strong ever since. It starts at the Dows Lane Elementary School and loops through the village and ends at Memorial Park.The race is $15 per person.
Dows Elementary School, 6 Dows Lane, Irvington, NY 10533.

Thursday, November 24th at 8:00am (Mount Vernon) 
We Run Mount Vernon’s 3rd Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Trot 5k Run/Walk

Join We Run Mount Vernon on Thanksgiving for their 3rd Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk! The race kicks off at Hartley Park where you and your family can dress like a turkey or simply enjoy this beautiful run before your feast. The race is $30 for a non-member and $25 for members. Kid 12 and under are $10. Hartley Park, North Third Avenue entrance. Turkey Trot ends at Hartley Park, East Lincoln entrance.

Thursday, November 24th at 8:00am
Westchester Turkey Trot

Participate in the Westchester Turket Trot, which includes a 5K and 10K run/walk. There is also a kids’ 5K division and a kids’ dash (ages 8 and under) where your little one runs for 100 meters and receives a ribbon at the end. Race prices vary from $42.99-$9.99, depending on the course length you will run. Westchester Community College, 75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla, NY 10595.

Happy family running!