Pick your challenge! Choose from a Half-Marathon, Family 5K, and/or kid's 1-mile run. The half-marathon features an out-and-back course along the scenic Wallkill Valley Rail Trail, and offers runners a bucolic New Paltz landscape with sweeping views of the Shawangunk Ridge, the Wallkill River, and Historic Huguenot Street, a National Historic Landmark District. The 5k runs along Historic Huguenot Street and the Walkill Valley Rail Trail.
Both the half-marathon & the 5K feature the following: * chip timing* water stops* first place in age group prizes* post-race refreshments* flat courses (ideal for PR’s) plus all half-marathon finishers will receive medals.
The half-marathon will be timed in 5 year age groups and the 5K will be timed in 10 year age groups. Early bird registration for both races ends on Saturday, April 15, 2017. The 1/2 marathon course will close at 10:30 am, so if you would like to walk the half marathon please start earlier and self time.
Half-marathon registration closes on Wednesday, June 14 2017 and will be capped.
1-mile kid’s race. Children ages 5-13 can participate in a fun 1-mile out and back run on the rail trail after the awards ceremony around 10:00am.
Proceeds to benefit the New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce and its community projects.
The 2016 New Paltz Challenge Run was held on Sunday, June 19. Photos courtesy of CC Photo & Media. More information at newpaltzchallenge.com
2016 Race Results here
2015 Race Results here
2014 Race Results here
More Photos here