Hickok Family Festival & Brain Dash

North Chili, NY

Please join us on Saturday June 10 2023 for the 1st Annual Hickok Family Festival and Brain Dash to benefit the Hickok Center for Brain Injury. The races will take place at Black Creek Park's Woodside Lodge located at 3830 Union St, North Chili, NY.

NEW FOR 2023!

Introducing our cornhole tournament! Running from 11am to 2pm, guaranteeing all day fun!!
Each team includes 2 people, 64 teams for an epic showdown!
All or Nothing winner!!
The winner recieves $200. 
*If you are also running the race, please select 'yes' in the designated question field.*
You have the option to purchase a 'Swag Bag' for an additional cost.


The Family Festival is family friendly, outdoors, and a fundraiser!

With 20+ vendors and booths with varying goods and services to satisfy the shop-a-holic in all of us!

Come with the kids to experience FREE activities such as the Sports Combo bounce house by Adventures in Climbing and air brush face painting by Arlene’s Costumes plus so much more!

***LIVE MUSIC*** will be performed by Blue Envy throughout the afternoon while you enjoy the Family Festival.

FREE snacks, Pizza, Bagels and Coffee while it lasts! 

Donate to the Hickok Center and participant in activities such as our Basket Raffles and Pinatas!
Take a larger risk and try to win the Prize Wheel and receive our Grand Prize!!


This is a NON-TIMED fun run. We want to focus more on community than on competition. 
Prizes will be awarded based on philanthropic deeds, with a few funny ones thrown in. Check out our funny awards at the bottom of the page.
After the Brain Dash, join us for our FREE Family Festival!!

All races will start and finish in Black Creek Park in front of Woodside Lodge.
Race starts at 11:30am.

Online registration will remain open right up until race day. You will be able to register at the starting line if you so choose (but we might not have any 'Swag Bag's left!) Race day registration and packet pickup will take place at Woodside Lodge starting at 11:00am.

Select your participation level:

Dasher: wants to run in the 2k. Includes 'Swag Bag'. $25 through April 30th, and increases to $30 through race day.
Mini Dasher: wants to run in the 2k. Under the age of 12. Includes 'Swag Bag'.
Bench Warmer: wants to support a runner/ team rather than run themselves AND wants a 'Swag Bag'. For general donations/ sponsorships of a team or individual, go to the Donate Tab at the top of the page.
Partier: just here for the Family Festival and the merch. Includes a 'Swag Bag'.

All participants who register by May 15th are guaranteed to receive an official race shirt in their designated size. The first 100 registered adults and 50 reigistered kids are guaranteed an official Hickok 'Swag Bag'. You may change your contact information/ shirt size up to May 15th.

Teams will receive a $2 discount for each team member with Promo Code TEAM.

Virtual Registration Option
Can't make the race... Participat
e virtually! Simply sign up for the Virtual Dasher option and you get to choose the location and time to get out on your
own and run/walk between 6/1/2023 to 6/17/2023. Feel free to use the FREE IYR Virtual App to track and score your run. You will also be able to manually enter your finish time directly to the IYR Results Page starting on 6/10/2023.
You have the option to have your 'Swag Bag' shipped to you for a $5 shipping fee (Continental USA only for shipping). The 'Swag Bag' will not be shipped until AFTER the Hickok Family Festival and Brain Dash has concluded. If you would like to instead pick-up your 'Swag Bag' from the Hickok Center, please contact Isabella Edwards at iedwards@hickokcenter.org

Swag Bag

Hickok 'Swag Bags' will be given to each registered Dasher and Partier. Bench Warmers have the option to purchase a 'Swag Bag' for an additional fee. Your 'Swag Bag' will be picked up at the registration table when you sign in. For anyone not attending the Hickok Family Festival and Brain Dash, they have the option to pick up their 'Swag Bag' from the Hickok Center for Brain Injury, Inc. or to have their 'Swag Bag' shipped for an additional $5 shipping fee. Both pickup and shipping will begin on June 12th.

In the 'Swag Bag' you will find:

Hickok Official Drawstring Bag
Hickok Official Water Bottle
Hickok Official Hickok Family Festival and Brain Dash T-Shirt


Awards will be presented based on philanthropic deeds and for fun categories.

Sonic Award
: the first to finish the Brain Dash
Mandalorian Award: A dad/ mom running with their baby
The Golden Snitch: somene who catches the person in front of them at the end of the Brain Dash
The Avengers Award: a team that starts and ends the Brain Dash together
The Baymax Award: The Dasher that seems to have everything in case of an emergency
Thelma and Louise: Two best friends that stroll through the Brain Dash

Peanut Gallery: the largest Brain Dash team
Team Dinosaurs: the team with the oldest Brain Dashers
Baby Bosses: the team with the youngest Brain Dashers
High Baller: the largest team/ individual sponsor
Warm Bench: the team with the most sponsors


Free parking at Woodside Lodge and overflow parking at the Pathfinder Shelter.


For additional information on the race or sponsorship opportunities available, please contact Isabella Edwards at (585) 271-8640 ext. 201.

All proceeds to benefit the 501c-3 nonprofit, The Hickok Center for Brain Injury, Inc.  Like us on Facebook or follow us on Instagram for more events. www.HickokCenter.org

Thank you to all of our Sponsors: Lavoro group, Shopping for a Cause, Wegmans, Mark's Pizza, our demonstration/educational booths, and many more.


When & Where

Jun 10, 2023


11:00 AM

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About the Hickok Center

The Hickok Center itself is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), human service organization that has been serving adults with brain injury and other neurological challenges in the Greater Rochester Area since 1989. Our mission is to provide a safe, supportive environment that encourages people with brain injuries and other neurological challenges to design and direct their own life journey. Your help and proceeds raised from this event help support our mission and the programs run by and for the members of the Hickok Center. These programs help them reclaim their independence and place in our community.

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