Community Walk, Run, Bike for Breast Cancer


  • What is the Miles of Hope Community Walk, Run, Bike for Breast Cancer?

The Community Walk for Breast Cancer is an annual event benefiting the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation. Our first Walk in 2003 was created to bring awareness to the need for breast cancer support programs in our region.  To this day, Miles of Hope is the only Breast Cancer Foundation where all of the money raised stays in the Hudson Valley.  This money directly funds support services and outreach to our families, friends, neighbors, and colleagues whose lives have been affected by breast cancer.  The Walk is not only a fundraiser, but an opportunity to walk in honor of, in memory of and in support of friends and loved ones. 

We will host our 2022 Community Walk on October 2, at James Baird State Park, rain or shine. Opening ceremonies will begin at 9:30am, Walk to begin at 10:00 am.  Our month long challenge will be online for the entire month of October, breast cancer awareness month. We challenge you to: stay active to maintain a healthy lifestyle and reduce your cancer risk by excercising every day, walk, run, and/or bike in Honor or Memory of someone, challenge yourself, your family, your friends to promote a lifetime of good health.

There is nothing like being together, honoring our friends, our family and all those who have been affected by breast cancer, but the on-line event provides an addition opportunity to those who can not be with us at the park to participate as well. Anyone can join the event and walk, run and/or bike virtually, through the month of October.  If you register for our in-person event you are automatically registered for our month long event as well.

  • When does the event take place?

In-person Walk @ James Baird State Park, Pleasant Valley:  Sunday, October 2, 2022 (rain or shine).  Opening ceremonies at 9:30 am.  Walk to begin at 10:00 am.

Month long challenge: October 1 - 31, 2022

  • How do I participate?

 Just register!  Join us at James Baird State Park on Sunday, October 2 and automatically be registered for our month long challenge as well.  If you can't make to the Park that day, register for only our month long challenge and Walk, Run, and/or Bike where ever you may be.  You can create a team, join a team or register as an individual.

Registration for our Virtual Walk, Run, Bike is now open until the end of month of October. You can create a team, join a team or register as an individual. You can walk, run and/or bike wherever and whenever you choose.  You may also register for our In-Person Walk  on October 2, in addition to the virtual event if you plan to attend.

  • Where does the walk take place?

 Our in-person walk will take place on Sunday, October 2 at James Baird State Park in Pleasant Valley, N.Y. (rain or shine).  Opening ceremonies at  9:30 am, walking to begin at 10:00 am.

  • How do I log my miles?

Download the free Strava app if you haven't already. You will be prompted to link to your account while registering.  All activity on the app will automatically be synced to our event. Miles can also be input manually through your personal page: record fitness activity, +add fitness activity (green button).  Please see ' Strava Tutorial ' under the ' About ' tab on our home page.

  • How do I fundraise?

Set up a fundraising page after you register. Share with family, friends, neighbors, co-workers. Post on social media, send emails. 

  • How do I upload my photos/videos?

Go to your registration page and click on the box for  ' Add photos or Videos '.  Click on the appropriate icon for upload.

  • Who can I contact for any questions?

Miles of Hope can be reached at

  • Where does my donation go?
  • All money raised stays right here in our community, funding support services and outreach for people affected by breast cancer within the nine counties of the Hudson Valley, New York (Columbia County, Dutchess County, Putnam County, Westchester County, Rockland County, Orange County, Ulster County, Greene County, and Sullivan County).