4th Annual Dash and Queen City Mile, Registration Open

Poughkeepsie … Registration is now open online for the 2019 Dash and Queen City Mile, a partnership between Dutchess County Government, Dutchess Tourism Inc., and First Friday Poughkeepsie. The Dash and Queen City Mile is a run/walk through the City of Poughkeepsie for individuals of all abilities, and all are welcome to participate.

The Dash and Mile will join the citywide First Friday celebration again on September 6, beginning at 6:00 p.m. Pre-registration is $5 per person through September 3. Participants are guaranteed T-shirts and finisher medals if they register before Tuesday, August 13; day-of registration ($10) will be available beginning at 4:30 p.m. on September 6.

The race route will remain the same as in 2018 and will begin and end outside 22 Market Street; the course will also include Main, Academy, and Cannon streets. Road closures will begin on event day at 3:00 p.m. The Dash participants will loop around once, and the Queen City Mile will consist of two loops.

“We welcome all dash participants back to the City of Poughkeepsie and are thrilled to host the fun run/walk along with First Friday Poughkeepsie. The Dash is the perfect way to kick off our city-wide First Friday street dance party and we welcome everyone of all abilities to join us in the fun,” said Mayor Rob Rolison.

This year marks the  Dash’s fourth year, having attracted nearly 1,500 total participants in the previous three years.

We are excited to collaborate again on the fourth annual Dash and Queen City Mile, showcasing the spirit of our community’s inclusiveness,” said County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro.

First Friday Poughkeepsie is held every month from May through October, dependent on weather, and aims to increase awareness about the City of Poughkeepsie and showcase it as a thriving, safe, and attractive place to live, run and do business. For further information and to register go to, firstfridaypk.com or dutchesstourism.com.