Submitted by ub on Fri, 10/28/2011 - 12:54

Come join and cover what could be the LAST Holiday Run in Van Cortlandt Park. The Parks Dept. still has NOT granted us permits for any future runs after Halloween and is continuing to implement discriminatory and onerous requirements just to stage the Halloween Run! Come run, write a story or produce a news piece on this amazing event on October 30th. FREE Candy Apples to ALL! Free bananas, oranges and coconut water!!

October 30th, 2011, 9:00AM - Van Cortlandt Park, 6087 Broadway, Bronx NY

WHO: The Holiday Marathons is hosting a free trail race for approximately 500 runners, hikers, and walkers of all levels. We encourage all to wear Halloween costumes as well!

WHAT: FREE Trail Runs in Van Cortland Park (Bronx, NY) on October 30th for Any Skill Level; the Best Way to Spend the Holiday! FREE Candy Apples to ALL! Free bananas, oranges and coconut water!!

WHEN: October 30th, 2011. All races start at 9 am.
WHERE: The race begins and ends in Van Cortlandt Park, 6087 Broadway, Bronx NY 10471 (in front of the Van Cortlandt House Museum) Link to google map:

WHY: Why not have a great excuse to run on every major holiday of the year -- and for FREE! All races are FREE and all skill levels are welcome; fun should be had by all!
HOW: People interested in participating can preregister at and then just show up on race day to run any of the distances offered.

MORE: Since we started staging these community supported races last Thanksgiving, our mission has been to bring together our local running community and promote exercise, nature and healthier habits. Rather than charging large fees to enter races, we want our events to pay for themselves on a donation based system.

Michael Oliva 914-844-0728

Mailing Address: 6 East 45th St. 19th Floor. 10017, NY, NY

Around a 500 runners at the start dressed to run in holiday related gear.

Interview Opportunities: Runners at the start or after they finish their runs. Race Directors Michael Oliva and Mike Arnstein.