Bayside Historical Society’s annual Totten Trot returns
BY EMILY DAVENPORT
Mark your calendars and
grab your running shoes —
the 18th annual Totten Trot
in Bayside is returning for a
day of running, fun and prizes
On Oct. 27, the Bayside Historical
Society will present
their annual Totten Trot 5K
Foot Race & Kids’ Fun Run
through Fort Totten Park.
Rain or shine, runners will
go through the historic park,
out to the Little Bay Path to
the Throgs Neck Bridge before
rounding back to the park.
The day will start with registration
at 7:30 a.m. with the
5K race kicking off at 9 a.m.
At 10 a.m., the Kids’ Fun Run
will begin. Children 12 and under
will be grouped by age and
do short distance sprints. All
kids are encouraged to wear
their Halloween costume and
will earn a “cookie medal”
Just like in years past, cash
prizes and trophies will be
available to top three overall
male and female winners in
the 5K, with $100 for first place,
$75 for second place and $50 for
Photo courtesy of the Bayside Historical Society
third place. First, second and
third place trophies and medals
will be awarded to the male
and female winners of the following
age groups: 14 and under,
15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-
59, 60-69, 70-79 and 80 and over.
Awards will be given out at
in the ballroom of “The Castle”
during a breakfast reception
following the races. Participants
can enjoy live music and
have a chance to win raffles
from local vendors. All runners
will receive a free goodie
bag full of gifts and coupons
from sponsors of the 5K.
All proceeds from the
event will go to support
the Bayside Historical
To register for the trot, visit
The race is offering an early
bird special and will cost $25
to register until Aug. 31; after
this date registration costs $30
from now until Oct. 12, $35 until
Oct. 26 and $40 on race day.
The first 150 sign-ups are guaranteed
a free t-shirt
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