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Vassar College to host a 5K Fun Run as well as community costume parade and trick-or-treating, 10/30.

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY—Vassar will host a Halloween 5K Fun Run beginning at 11:00am in front of the College’s Main Gate on Saturday, October 30. The race is free and open to the public and registration will begin at 10:00am in the Residential Quad, behind Rockefeller Hall. Also free and open to the public, and following close on the heels of the Fun Run, the Arlington Community Committee will host their annual children’s trick-or-treating and costume judging in the Vassar College Residential Quad at 12:00 noon.

To join in the Halloween festivities, children are asked to be at the Arthur May Elementary School at 12:00 noon to begin the procession to Vassar College, where the judging will take place. They will then be able to trick-or-treat around the Quad. This event is sponsored by the Arlington Special Events Committee, Town of Poughkeepsie Recreation Department, and Dutchess County Youth Bureau.

Those wishing to participate in the Fun Run may also preregister on the Mid-Hudson Road Runners website (www.mhrrc.org). Because this is a Fun Run, there will be no individual places or awards, but runners will be timed and everyone to finish will get a finisher medal. This run is intended for both the beginner and seasoned runner. Costumes are encouraged but remain optional. Parking for this event will be in North Lot—cars can enter through the front gate off of Raymond Avenue or the side gate on Collegeview Avenue.

The run is sponsored by the Office of Health Education, RunVassar, Senior Class Council, and Mid-Hudson Road Runners.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations at Vassar should contact the Office of Campus Activities at (845) 437-5370. Without sufficient notice, appropriate space and/or assistance may not be available. Directions to the Vassar campus are available at www.vassar.edu/directions.

Vassar College is a highly selective, coeducational, independent, residential liberal arts college founded in 1861.

Posted by Office of Communications Monday, October 4, 2010