Burning of Kingston 5K Goes Virtual to Benefit Vets
Many walks and runs in 2020 have gone virtual thanks to COVID-19. Many people who have participated in annual runs have found it sad to not be able to gather at the starting line. However, some have found that even though they are at the starting line alone they have actually had fun and been able to do more events.
Runs and walks having to go virtual has actually had positive result. Being virtual means that people have been able to participate at their leisure or on their own time line. One of the runs that has gone virtual this year is running it's inaugural year. Going virtual has meant that this important run will get to go on in 2020. The Burning of Kingston Capital to Capital is not only a great history lesson but it also benefits a great organization with an important mission. According to the Burning of Kingston Facebook page runners / walkers will be running through history to benefit the Hudson Valley Center for Veteran Reintegration (HVCVR), whose mission is to assist Hudson Valley veterans as they return to civilian life.
How the Burning of Kingston will work is runners and walkers register through capitaltocapital.com. They should walk or run 5 KM or 3.1 miles on a trail or at a park near their home. Participants should run anytime between October 11th through October 25th. Participants who want to run the original refugees route can view the map when they register. The Capital to Capital 5K commemorates the Burning of Kingston which took place in October of 1777. According to the event's Facebook page the event represents the 2,000 refugees who fed Kingston for the Town of Hurley while the British were burning Kingston.