Race for the Arts


Traditionally, our 4k Race for the Arts takes place four times each summer on the beautiful campus of French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts in the Catskills Mountains of Upstate New York.


Running is not canceled for 2020 but to keep up with physical distancing, we are offering you our

10th Annual Race for the Arts

as an at-home virtual edition to be run between on Sunday, August 9, 2020, and Sunday, August 16, 2020. 


The event will feature a live results page with real-time tabulation of overall, gender, and age group categories. We want to inspire the world to #SavetheArts and run responsibly.


Check out more information regarding our virtual Race for the Arts by signing up now: 



The Race for the Arts is historically one of our largest summer events where we raise significant funds from both sponsors and families with children attending the French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts.

For the 2019-2020 school year, HFWAA helped 22 college students in need and committed to a career in the arts with either their tuition or room and board.

The funds raised from this event are specifically designated towards college scholarships to benefit passionate students committed to a career in the arts who are in need of last chance funding. We offer these students a hand up rather than a handout.