Yonkers runners brave chills and hills for good cause

October 16, 2013 by  

The city of Yonkers is known for its hilly terrain and, on October 19, hundreds of runners will take to the hills to raise money for a pediatric specialty nursing facility.

The Chilly Hilly 5K Run/Walk was first held in 2012. It is being co-sponsored by St. John’s Riverside Hospital. Proceeds from the race will go to the Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center. The center provides nursing care to children who suffer from complex clinical conditions and disabilities.

People are able to pre-register for the 5k race on October 17 at Nugent’s Pub on Paliside Avenue in Yonkers. The pub could use banner printing to advertise the pre-registration event. Runners who register in advance pay a reduce race fee of $25 and receive a free T-shirt. People can register the day of the race, starting at 8:30 am, and pay $30. T-shirts will still be given to day-of registrants, but on a first come, first-served basis. Registration for those under age 18 is $15. The race is free for active duty military, with identification.

Runners who cannot make the event at Nugent’s Pub can drop off their registration before race day at the Andrus Pavilion Security Office on 967 North Broadway. The race organizers are also looking for sponsors. Gold sponsors contribute more than $250 while Silver sponsors contribute up to $249 or make an in-kind donation. Sponsor checks should be made out to the North Yonkers Scholarship Foundation.

The race starts at 10:00 am on Saturday. It will start and finish at the municipal lot on Palisade Avenue.