Annual DYC River Run – Sunday, July 21, 2019
The 21st Annual Delaware Youth Center River Run will be held on Sunday, July 21, 2019. Always held the second to last Sunday in July, the Annual Delaware Youth Center River Run is a 5K and 10K race down River Road in Callicoon, NY. The race winds along a beautiful, flat course beside the scenic Delaware River. The race has grown and changed over the past several years with registration now held at the Delaware Youth Center main hall and the race beginning on Lower Main Street in front of Peck’s Market. Novice to experienced runners, as well as walkers are all welcome. The 5K and 10K courses are USTAF certified courses measured by Brian Cavanagh. This is a very flat, fast course, and great for a personal record!
Refreshments can be found in the pavilion next to the playground and the award ceremony will be held on the field next to the playground. A vendor fair will also be held in the field to give participants a chance to meet some of our sponsors.
You can run a 5K, run a 10K, walk a 5K … or do it all virtually! Yes, that’s right! We’ve added the Gary A. Winglovitz Virtual Run. What does that mean? Choose your distance, choose your course, and be part of this great race even if you aren’t in Callicoon on July 21 or won’t be able to get to the DYC for the 8:30am start. Virtual runners can “race” on a pre-measured course, or using an app such as “Map my run” or “Strava,” or even on a treadmill! Once you complete your race, email your results and distance to 5K@delawareyouthcenter.org and upload a post-race picture to our Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter using #Gary’sVirtualRun and #DYCVirtualRun.
NEW THIS YEAR! Have a little one who wants to participate, but can’t run a 5K? For children 6 and under, we have a Fun Run on a little course at the Delaware Youth Center to allow children to experience the joy of participating in a race. No pre-registration necessary. Simply register on race day. The Fun Run begins at 9:30, so you can run your race and then cheer on your child as they run their very own race. Fun Run shirts available to purchase – finishers medals for all!
We would like to thank all our sponsors and participants in 2018 who helped us reach our $15,000 fundraising goal! We are humbled and grateful for all the support. Thank you to Camp Equinunk and Indian Head Camp for the great turnout. And a very special thank you to the entire Winglovitz team and family for their huge outpouring of support in memory of Gary Winglovitz. We greatly appreciate all you have done to honor Gary’s memory and to support the DYC!
The Delaware Youth Center 5K/10K River run is one of the largest and most vital fundraisers for our facility. The DYC is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization in Callicoon, run by a board of volunteer directors and serves more than 300 families each year. The majority of our funding comes from grants, donations, memberships, and fundraisers like this one. This funding allows us to operate the facility which has an operating budget of more than $130,000 annually.
Please review the website for all your race information. If you require additional information email Ann Santoro, the race director, at 5K@delawareyouthcenter.org or call 845-887-4887.
The River Run Committee