Wed July 1 - Sat August 15 Hudson Valley, NY 10524 US
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Get ready to lace up and race for some ice cream - Virtually!
Ages 10 & Under. One medal and one gift card!

Kids 1 Mile Little Spoon Sampler

1 Mile Fun Run/Walk
One race, one medal, one gift card!

Single Scoop

Choose from a 5K Run/Walk, 10K Run/Walk, 10M Bike or a 25M Bike
Two races, TWO medals and one gift card!

Double Scoop

Choose any combination of two different events to participate in.
Three races, THREE medals and one gift card!

Triple Scoop

Choose any combination of three different events to participate in.
Four races, FOUR medals, and one gift card

Quadruple Scoop

This enters you into all four of the following: 5K Run/Walk, 10K Run/Walk, 10M Bike AND the 25M Bike!
Kids, can you catch the truck? TWO medals, one gift card!

Kids Ice Cream Truck Chase Challenge

Follow your progress in your GICC results page as you log miles to reach the ice cream truck. Go as far as you can and receive 2 medals and a gift card!
How far can you make it on the Ice Cream Trail?

Ice Cream Trail Challenge

We've mapped out the route to each of the participating ice cream shops. Follow your progress in your GICC results page as you log your miles. Can you complete the 229 mile trail? You have 1 Month from your registration date to complete. One medal, one gift card, no matter how far you get!
FIVE races, FIVE medals and TWO gift cards!

Ziggy Pig Challenge

This enters you into the Quardruple Scoop PLUS the Ice Cream Trail Challenge!

Who wants some ice cream?  The Great Ice Cream Chase is a virtual run, walk, or ride which supports youth programs and scholarships through the HOPE For Youth Foundation as well as locally owned ice cream shops in the Hudson Valley, all while celebrating one of summer’s best traditions - ICE CREAM!  Run, walk, or ride where and when it is convenient for you.  Submit your time to see how you stack up to the competition.  All registrants receive a custom, limited-edition finisher medal and a gift card to one of the partnered ice cream shops of their choice. Gift certificates will be mailed to you. Did you know that July is National Ice Cream Month? Celebrate it this year in style. I scream, you scream, we all scream to participate in a virtual event for ice cream!

Race Swag

Participants in all races will receive a custom medal with the corresponding amount of "scoops" as well as $10 gift card to one of our locally owned, partnered ice cream shops, with the exception of the Kids 1 Mile Little Spoon Sampler and the Kids Ice Cream Truck Chase Challenge which will receive a $5 gift card. All Ziggy Pig Challenge participants will receive TWO $10 gift cards to the locations of their choosing! 




What is a virtual race and how does it work?

A virtual run/walk/ride event is similar to a traditional event except the participant completes it entirely on their own schedule. There is not a required location nor a mandatory time of day in which to complete the event. We hope to challenge participants to get outside to stay active and healthy. With the Great Ice Cream Chase, you'll be supporting the HOPE For Youth Foundation as well as local ice cream shops, all while sharing the love of ice cream!

First choose the distance you'd like to run, walk, or ride. Once you complete your registration, the next step is to conquer the distance you signed up for. There is no time limit that the distance must be covered in, and you can split up the distance between multiple days. The important thing is to complete the distance, stay safe, and have fun! Once finished, simply go online and submit your time to be included in the race results page.  If you choose one of the "Challenge" events, you will be able to chart your progress in your own personal challenge results page.

Fun Facts
  • Vanilla is the most popular flavor of ice cream, followed by chocolate even though chocolate was invented prior to vanilla!
  • The ice cream soda was invented in 1874
  • It takes roughly 50 licks to finish an ice cream cone
  • California produces the most ice cream in the United States
  • It takes 12 pounds of milk to produce just 1 gallon of ice cream
  • Ice cream headaches or “brain freeze” is the result of the nerve endings in the roof of your mouth sending a message to your brain of the loss of heat
  • Some of the strangest flavors found are: avocado, garlic, chili, licorice, Stilton cheese, and bacon. Have you tried any of them?
  • The tallest ice cream cone was over 9 feet tall in Italy
Ice Cream Trail Route

Are you interested in challenging yourself for some ice cream? Let's see how far you can go running/riding this summer virtually from one location to the next on our Ice Cream Trail!  Choose the Ice Cream Trail Challenge or the Ziggy Pig Challenge and log your progress in your personal challenge results page we'll create just for you.  Your journey "begins" in Westchester and will continue into Putnam and Dutchess where you will "cross" the FDR Mid-Hudson Bridge into Ulster, then travel back down the Hudson River through Orange, ending in Rockland.

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Ice Cream Shops
Race Contact Info

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Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for The Great Ice Cream Chase - Hudson Valley.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
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