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May 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Our Annual Run for Hope will be Saturday, May 18th, 2024.  5K participation is $25 in advance and $30 for same day registrations. Preschool Run and Big Kids Run are each $1.  All proceeds support Church Street Preschool and The Kayla Samascott Wilson Scholarship.

Kayla Samascott Wilson was a loved community member, wife, mother, and friend who passed in Feb 2020 after a courageous battle with breast cancer.  The Kayla Samascott Wilson Scholarship was founded in 2021 to honor Kayla’s love of running and is awarded to families of Church Street Preschool who are in financial need of assistance with their tuition or have lost a parent.

The first Run for Hope was held in 2015 on Mother’s Day weekend to honor the mother of a former Church Street Preschool student. Hope Oakes was only 35 when she passed away in 2014 from myelodysplasia, a form of leukemia. Run for Hope continues to be held every May in memory of Hope and all parents no longer with us.

This 5K Run/Walk is a fun community event, and all ages and abilities are welcome. The race this year is not chip-timed, rather we will have a race clock at the finish and will record all participant’s times.

NEW RACE COURSE THIS YEAR! The 5K starts and ends at Church Street Preschool. Racers will proceed down the hill from the school, make a left on Main Street, then a left on Mechanic Street. Participants will complete two loops of the Holly Hills neighborhood before coming back down the Church Street hill to the finish. A course map will be sent to registered participants ahead of time!

8:45 am: Preschool Run (short sprint)

8:50 am: “Big Kids” Run (kindergarten and up – race around the preschool building)

9:00 am: 5K Start

There will also be food, music, and a raffle on site!


Church St PreSchool, Valatie
3212 Church St.
Valatie, 12184
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