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Bayside group hosts 17th annual Totten Trot
BY JENNA BAGCAL
Put on your comfi est running shoes and
head out for a day of running, prizes and
fun in Bayside.
On Sunday, Oct. 28, the Bayside
Historical Society will be hosting their
17th Annual Totten Trot 5K Foot Race &
Kids’ Fun Run in the historic Fort Totten
Park. Winners of the races will receive
cash prizes and trophies to celebrate their
Starting at 9 a.m., race participants will
traverse through the USA Track & Field
(USATF) certifi ed course, which takes
walkers and runners along the scenic
Little Neck Bay waterfront. Th e 5K starts
and ends at the landmarked Offi cers’
Club, home of Bayside Historical Society.
Runners will get to pass through the
renowned historic district and see buildings
that date back to the late 1800s.
Th e course also includes a loop out onto
Little Bay Path to the Th rogs Neck Bridge
before circling back to the Fort.
At 10 a.m., kids age 12 and under
are encouraged to dress up in their best
Halloween costumes and take part in the
Kids’ Fun Run. Children will be grouped
by age and do short distance sprints, with
all participants getting cookie “medals” at
the end of the races. A $50 gift certifi cate
will also be awarded to the child with the
Cash prizes of $100, $75 and $50 will
be awarded to the top three overall male
and female winners in the 5K. First, second
and third place medals will be given
to each of the male and female winners in
the nine participating age groups: 14 and
under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59,
60-69, 70-79 and 80 and over.
Awards are set to be presented in the
ballroom of “Th e Castle” accompanied
by breakfast and live music. Antique cars
and trucks will be on display and guests
can participate in a raffl e to win gift certifi
cates from local merchants. All participants
will receive complimentary goodie
bags fi lled with gift s and coupons from
event sponsors and businesses.
Races begin at 9 a.m., but participants
should show up at 7:30 a.m. to register.
Click here to sign up for the race, which
costs $30 from now until Oct. 13, $35 until
Oct. 27 and $40 on the day of the event. Th e
fi rst 150 registrants and those who sign up
before Oct. 13 will get a free T-shirt.
All proceeds from the race will go
toward funding for programs, resources
and maintaining “Th e Castle” which
served as the former Offi cers’ Club at
Photo credit: Bayside Historical Society