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BHS's Annual Totten Trot 5K and Kids' Fun Run
BHS's Annual Totten Trot 5K and Kids' Fun Run
BHS's Annual Totten Trot 5K and Kids' Fun Run

22nd Annual Totten Trot 5K Foot Race & Kids' Fun Run

Sunday, October 29, 2023 ~ Check in at 7:30am; start at 9:00am

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 Fort is situated where the Long Island Sound meets the East River at the Throgs Neck Bridge. 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. Timing and scoring are provided by elitefeats on a USATF Certified Course.


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!

HALLOWEEN TREAT (NO TRICK): This year's Totten Trot will feature a special 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!

Entry Fees

Early Bird: $25 through midnight August 30; price increases to $30 on August 31, to $35 on October 15, and to $40 on Race Day

Event Schedule

Registration: Begins 7:30am

5K Foot Race & Walk: Begins 9:00am

Kids' Fun Run: Begins 10:00am (sign up on Race Day)

Free parking is available at the Little Bay Park parking lot just outside of the entrance to Fort Totten.

This race benefits Bayside Historical Society and supports our programs and educational mission. All donations welcomed!

Get complete information about entry fees, course, amenities, prizes, and awards and register online at

Sponsor Information


300 professional runners, casual runners, families and teams are expected to participate! The waterfront course winds through historic Fort Totten, along Little Bay to the Throgs Neck Bridge. Download our Sponsor Information Form for the 2023 Totten Trot:

Bayside Historical Society extends its thanks to Parker Jewish Institute and to the following sponsors for their generous support of the 2023 Totten Trot:
TT Sponsors
Parker Jewish Institute
Aline and Henry Euler
Tapestry Real Estate
Budabins of Bayside
One Station Plaza
Papazzio Restaurant & Caterer
eye&I Eyecare
Dime Bank
Totten Trot Sponsor Flushing Rotary Club NY
Kamco Supply Corp
Bagel Shoppe
Vegan Rob's
Bourbon Street
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