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The Great Ice Cream Chase – Hudson Valley

July 1 - July 31

Ice cream cones in many different colors.

Who wants some ice cream?  The Great Ice Cream Chase is a virtual run, walk, or ride which supports youth programs and scholarships through the HOPE For Youth Foundation as well as locally owned ice cream shops in the Hudson Valley, all while celebrating one of summer’s best traditions – ICE CREAM!  Run, walk, or ride where and when it is convenient for you.  Submit your time to see how you stack up to the competition.  All registrants receive a custom, limited-edition finisher medal and a gift card to one of the partnered ice cream shops of their choice. Did you know that July is National Ice Cream Month? Celebrate it this year in style. I scream, you scream, we all scream to participate in a virtual event for ice cream!

What is a Virtual Race and How Does it Work?

A virtual run/walk/ride event is similar to a traditional event except the participant completes it entirely on their own schedule. There is not a required location nor a mandatory time of day in which to complete the event. We hope to challenge participants to get outside to stay active and healthy. With the Great Ice Cream Chase, you’ll be supporting the HOPE For Youth Foundation as well as local ice cream shops, all while sharing the love of ice cream!

First choose the distance you’d like to run, walk, or ride. Once you complete your registration, the next step is to conquer the distance you signed up for. There is no time limit that the distance must be covered in, and you can split up the distance between multiple days. The important thing is to complete the distance, stay safe, and have fun! Once finished, simply go online and submit your time to be included in the race results page.  If you choose one of the “Challenge” events, you will be able to chart your progress in your own personal challenge results page.

Race Swag

Participants in all races will receive a custom medal with the corresponding amount of “scoops” as well as $10 gift card to one of our locally owned, partnered ice cream shops, with the exception of the Kids 1 Mile Little Spoon Sampler and the Kids Ice Cream Truck Chase Challenge which will receive a $5 gift card. All Ziggy Pig Challenge participants will receive TWO $10 gift cards to the locations of their choosing!

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