Contributions added to entry fees by participants and other donations are used to support our grants to youth groups and schools to combat underage drinking, impaired driving and teens’ lax use of seat belts. In 2017 we awarded $7,500 to implement programs in 13 schools and youth groups and $4,000 in scholarships to 3 deserving seniors from the region. Since 2002 we have awarded $220,465.
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Sean’s Run Weekend
April 29 & 30, 2017
Chatham, New York
“A small town event with big-time festive feel.” That’s how Sean’s Run Weekend, voted Columbia County’s Best Community Event-Spring in 2016 and 2015, has been described by runners, walkers and bicyclists.
Our 16th edition promises to be the best ever with our new Presenting Sponsor, Dietz and Watson, one of the largest preparers of premium deli meats and artisan cheeses offered at the finest supermarkets, including Price Chopper/Market 32, and neighborhood delis throughout the United States. The folks from Dietz and Watson are preparing our most delicious-ever spread of after-ride and after-run refreshments. The all-new and expanded Food Court, supplemented by delectable delights from local restaurants, caterers, grocery stores and food shops, is sure to please all participants.
Saturday, April 29th Sean’s Run Weekend begins on Saturday with Sean’s Ride offering beautiful and well-marked routes ranging from 50 to 10 miles, offering levels of challenge for anyone who rides a bike. The first 250 to register will receive souvenir Sean’s Ride t-shirt. The Zumbathon on Saturday is a two-hour, Latin-inspired dance-fitness program that blends red-hot international music and contagious steps to form a "fitness-party" that is downright addictive. The first 60 to sign up will get a Zumbathon t-shirt. Also on Saturday, Jaime’s Race for People with Special Needs, provides people with disabilities the opportunity to participate in their own version of a Sean’s Run “race” and receive all the amenities provided to people who run/walk in the 5K the following day.
Sunday, April 30th The flagship activity of the weekend, the Sean’s Run 5K is anticipated to attract over 1,400 entries, having become one of the largest home-town 5Ks in the region. Attracting some of the most outstanding runners in the area, as well is hundreds of fitness runners, joggers and walkers, the 5K follows a scenic route through the historic village of Chatham. The Firefighter 5K Challenge will be contested as a race within the 5K as a friendly competition among fire departments from across the region. Also on Sunday, Meghan’s Mile is run before the 5K as a race for kids 12 and under and a walk for others not ready for the 3.1 mile course. The first 1,400 to sign up for the 5K and Mile will get a souvenir event t-shirt.
The Weekend concludes with Finish Line Festivities including musical performances, art displays, food, photos and high fives.
We look forward to greeting you at Sean’s Run Weekend.
2017 Event T-Shirts Register early to take advantage of our free give-aways!