Pick your challenge!
Choose from a Half-Marathon, Family 5K, and/or kid's 1-mile run. The half-marathon features challenging running along the scenic Wallkill Valley Rail Trail south through the Yard Owl Brewery, and offers runners a bucolic New Paltz landscape with sweeping views of the Shawangunk Ridge, the town of Gardiner, farms, 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. This race is a combination of trail and road race.
The half-marathon features * chip timing*. All races have* water stops* first place in age group prizes* post-race refreshments* plus all half-marathon finishers will receive medals or other commemorative memento.
Half-Marathon: Will be timed in 5 year age groups and the 5K will be timed in 10 year age groups. Early bird registration ends on Sunday, April 15, 2018. Half-marathon registration closes on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 and will be capped at 600.
5K: Will be timed in 10 year age groups. Early bird registration ends on Sunday, April 15, 2018.
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.
Event details and schedule:
The race starting time is 7:30 am for the 1/2 marathon, 8:00 am the 5K. This kids 1 mile fun run will be after the awards ceremony at 10:00am. The races start at the Gilded Otter parking lot in downtown New Paltz along the Walkill River. The 1/2 Marathon is capped to 600 persons due to the size of the trail. There will be same day registration for the ½ Marathon, 5k, and kids fun run on race day, and at packet pickup on Saturday, June 16th.
Registration and packet pick up will open at the Gilded Otter parking lot on Saturday 6/16/18 from 12:00pm-4:00pm, and on race day starting at 6:00am at the Gilded Otter parking lot.
Technical t-shirts are included for all 1/2 marathoners who register on or before 4/15/17. 5K racers and racers who register after the cut off time can purchase tech race shirts for $20.00. 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.
There are no strollers or dogs allowed during any of the races.
Photos courtesy of CC Photo & Media. More information at newpaltzchallenge.com