BHNA Run for the Hills 14 Local Road & Trail RacesBedford Hills Run for the Hills 5K – Sat, 4/22: 8:30am: This grueling, steep and not always paved 5K-road race begins at the Bedford Hills Train Station and is a fundraiser for the Bedford Hills Neighborhood Association. You can register and see the trail map here. (48 Depot Plaza, Bedford Hills;

Leatherman’s Loop 10K,  Cross River – Sun, 4/23: 9am: One of the largest trail races on the east coast, the course is “well within the capabilities of almost anyone curiously self-motivated – whether or not you’re just a weekend warrior or a dyed-in-the-wool mountain maniac. It’s got a mind of its own, with a foot-boggling array of barriers strategically placed to impede forward progress of the swift and sure-footed.” Registration is by lottery and opens in January so don’t hesitate. (Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Rt. 121, Cross River;

Events_stayin_alive_5K_finish_crop 14 Local Road & Trail Races4th Annual Stayin’ Alive 5K & Fun Run and Walk, Armonk – Sat. 5/13: 8am, 10am for FunRun/Walk: Starts at The Windmill Club and runs through Windmill’s woodsy community. Stayin’ Alive supports North Castle’s First Responders. In 2015, they granted over $36,000 for needed equipment to the Armonk, Banksville, North White Plains and Thornwood Fire Departments and the North Castle Police Department. There’s more online or email (The Windmill Club, 10 Maple Way, Armonk;

New Castle 5k & 10K Road Race & Fun Run – Sun, 5/21: 8am: This challenging course takes you from Town Hall through some of the most scenic landscapes in Chappaqua. Runners get a police escort, water stations and a sag wagon for anyone who is off their game that day. There are awards in 8 age categories. Check in begins at 7am.  Or pre-register with New Castle Recreation. In past years there has been a Kids Fun Run at 8:15am. Check details with NC Rec. (Town Hall, 200 S. Greeley Ave., Chappaqua;

13_road_rcces_running_godddess_flowers 14 Local Road & Trail RacesKatonah – The Running Goddess 5K – TBD: This race supports the Running Goddess Scholarship Fund for female high school grads interested in pursuing a math, science or technology education. The run takes you from Lasdon Park’s open fields over three park trails passing scenic features including the Arboretum Pathway, Lasdon Fountain, Lilac Path, Asian Archway, and Lake Path. Anticipated date; Last year it was held on Sun, 5/21: 8am. Kids 1 miler: 9am.Check back for updates or check online. (2648 Alawalk Rd., Rt. 35, Katonah;