Community Walk, Run, Bike for Breast Cancer


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

Our annual Walk takes place every October. In 2020, our Walk was virtual for the first time in an effort to host our great event, while staying safe during challenging times. Once again, for 2021, our Walk, Run, Bike will be held virtually IN ADDITION to our in-person gathering on October 3, 2021 (while adhering to COVID-19 protocols that may be in place at that time). 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 can participate together, while apart, and continue to make a difference in our community.

  • When does the event take place?

Virtually:  October 1 – 31, 2021.  

In person Walk @ James Baird State Park, Pleasant Valley:  Sunday, October 3, 2021 (rain or shine).  Opening ceremonies at 10:00 am. 

  • How do I participate?

 Just register! 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 3, in addition to the virtual event if you plan to attend.

  • Where does the walk take place?

You can walk, run and/or bike wherever you choose, as many days as you choose.  Our in-person walk will take place on Sunday, October 3  at James Baird State Park in Pleasant Valley, N.Y. for those who would like to attend  (rain or shine).  Opening ceremonies 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).