22nd Annual Totten Trot 5K Foot Race & Kids’ Fun Run
Bayside Historical Society’s annual Totten Trot 5K Foot Race is a Halloween-themed, waterfront course in historic Fort Totten Park on Little Neck Bay in Bayside, a pristine stretch surrounding a preserved Civil War fortress. Runners will pass through the Historic District, which consists of buildings dating to the late 1800s. The start and finish are located at the landmarked Officers’ Club, home of Bayside Historical Society. The course includes a loop out onto Little Bay Path to the Throgs Neck Bridge and back to the Fort. Registration starts at 7:30AM; the race starts at 9:00AM.
The Kids’ Fun Run at 10:00am is a short-distance sprint for tiny tots and kids up to 12, grouped by age category. Halloween costumes are encouraged for adults and kids!
Amenities & Awards for the 5K race include: Cash prizes for top three overall male and female winners, 1st place trophies & 2nd place and 3rd place medals, $50 Value Gift Certificate for Best Costume Award, T-shirts to those registered 3 weeks before race day, and raffle prizes open to all registered runners. Special “Cookie Medals” for participants in the Kids’ Fun Run! After the race, there will be a presentation of awards at the historic landmarked Castle.
HALLOWEEN TREAT FOR 2023: This year’s Totten Trot will feature a guest appearance by the 501st Legion’s Empire City Garrison, a worldwide Star Wars costuming organization! Have fun posing for photos with some of your favorite Star Wars characters!