Halloween 5K Fun Run and trick-or-treating at Vassar College, October 31, 2015

Vassar College is opening its campus for a day of fall fun, including a Fun Run, Halloween trick-or-treating and other activities on Saturday, October 31.

The day kicks off with the costume-optional 5K Fun Run at 11 am. Free registration begins at 10 am on the Residential Quad; advanced registration can be done at the Mid-Hudson Road Runners website ( or by emailing Renee Pabst (, director of health education. There is no fee to register but donations to Family Services Crime Victims are encouraged.

Since this is a Fun Run, there will be no individual places or awards, but runners will be timed and all finishers will receive a medal. The run is sponsored by the Office of Health Education and RunVassar.

Continuing the festivities, the Town of Poughkeepsie Recreation Department will host a children’s costume parade and contest. Parade line-up begins in the North Parking Lot at 12:00pm; the parade will end in front of Joss House where the costume judging will take place. Then children will be able to trick-or-treat in Joss and join in fun activities, such as a bouncy house. Note: in case of inclement weather, the trick or treating will be moved to the Poughkeepsie Senior Center on Route 9.

Parking for this event will be in North Parking Lot. Attendees may access the lot via the Main Gate on Raymond Avenue or the Class of 1963 North Gate on Collegeview Avenue.

Vassar College strives to make its events, performances, and facilities accessible to all. Individuals with disabilities requiring special accommodations must contact the Office of Campus Activities at least 48 hours in advance of an event, Mondays-Fridays, at (845) 437-5370. Without sufficient notice, appropriate space/and or assistance may not be available. For detailed information about accessibility to specific campus facilities, search for “campus accessibility information” on the Vassar homepage (

Vassar is located at 124 Raymond Avenue in Poughkeepsie, NY, and directions to the campus can be found at

Directions to the Vassar campus, located at 124 Raymond Avenue in Poughkeepsie, NY, are available at

Vassar College is a highly selective, coeducational, independent, residential liberal arts college founded in 1861.

Posted by Office of Communications Wednesday, September 30, 2015