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Great news from Alfred University: Hot Dog Day returns to Main Street!!


5k dedicated to Pam Schu starts the big day at 9:30am

April 22 on Main Street Alfred NY

ALFRED, NY– Hot Dog Day, the annual springtime celebration hosted by Alfred University, Alfred State College, and the Village of Alfred, will be held, rain or shine, on Saturday, April 22.

This year’s event will return to Main Street in Alfred, following several years of being held alternately on the Alfred University and Alfred State campuses. The traditional celebration was interrupted by COVID in 2020 and 2021 before being held on the Alfred University campus last year.

Several events are planned for this year’s Hot Dog Day celebration.

Weiner dog races will be held in the Jordan Hall lawn on the Alfred University campus at 11 a.m., followed by the Hot Dog Day parade down Main Street beginning at noon.

A street fair will be held on Main Street immediately following the parade, until 5 p.m. It will feature vendors, hot dog stands, inflatables and games. Carnival games and rides will be offered on Parking Lot 3 on the Alfred State College campus from 1-5 p.m. Live music at the Village of Alfred Bandstand will be performed from 1-5 p.m.

A “paint and powder party” (for Alfred University and Alfred State College students) will be held from 7-10 p.m. in the Jordan Hall parking lot. An outdoor movie, “Sausage Party,” (also for Alfred University and Alfred State College students) will be shown, weather permitting, at 10 p.m. in the lawn between Alfred University’s Powell Campus Center and Herrick Library.

Alfred University Wellness Center to hold 5k on Hot Dog Day in Memory of Pam Schu

After a 4-year hiatus, Alfred Hot Dog Day 2023 will include a 5k walk/run

for students and community members to participate in; Proceeds to benefit Finger Lakes Trails

ALFRED, NY (April 14, 2023) – The Alfred University Wellness Center, an integrative healthcare clinic that provides Alfred University students with free options for medical and counseling services, will be holding a 5K walk/run on Hot Dog Day in Alfred, April 22,2023. This will be held in memory of Pam Schu, a former AU Health and Wellness Educator who tragically lost her battle with cancer on December 13, 2022.

This event is aiming to raise money for the Finger Lakes Trails, a foundation Pam cared greatly about, while also aiming to give students and community members a way to begin Hot Dog Day with healthy competition and physical activity.

  • ·                     The walk/run will be held on April 22,2023, rain or shine
  • ·                     Registration begins at 8:30 am at the Alfred Village Bandstand
  • ·                     The race will begin at 9:30 am
  • ·                     If possible, participants are asked to register in advance by following the directions found at
  • ·                     Registration includes three parts: the registration form, the cashnet payment form, and the liability waiver form
  • ·                     The cost of participation is $5 for Alfred University and Alfred State College Students
  • ·                     For community members, the cost of participation is $15
  • ·                     Prizes will be given out to top-placing competitors
  • ·                     A donation will be made to the Finger Lakes Trails in Pam’s memory.

Please consider starting out Hot Dog Day by participating in this 5k walk/run. If you or someone you know has any questions whatsoever or needs assistance with registration, please contact the AU Wellness Center by calling (607)871-2400, or emailing We look forward to engaging the Alfred and surrounding communities with this enjoyable 5K

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