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RACES

JULY 2009

JULY 15 Coleman Catholic High School - Hurley Avenue. This is part of the Kingston Cross Country Summer Trail Series (also known as the Keller Keltic Kross Kountry Kalamity) features fun trail races of between 2.5 and 5 miles in the Kingston area. Races start at 7 PM. The kids mile starts at 6:45 PM. This is the PDF entry form. You can find more details at www.teamirelandusa.org.

7TH ANNUAL GARDINER CLASSIC. The 5K Classic Run/Walk & Barbecue in Gardiner is at 6:30 p.m. on July 16 at George Majestic Memorial Park. Entry fee $22. This is the Web site. Contact Debbie Bailin at 633-8492; Donna Lyons at 845-255-5887 or Barbara Clinton at 845-255-0662.

COME TO THE BEAUTIFUL MILLBROOK TRAIL on Monday, July 20, at Minnewaska State Park "Patterson's Pellet"; 3 miles; start at lake, out and back on Millbrook Trail. This is part of the New Paltz Summer Cross Country Series featuring scenic carriage trails in the Shawangunks with children's half-mile and mile races. Children start at 7 p.m. and adults start immediately after. This is the application.

Kingston Summer Series race #3 is JULY 22 at Williams Lake (also known as Hudson River Valley Resorts) Rosendale (Binnewater Rd). This is part of the Kingston Cross Country Summer Trail Series (also known as the Keller Keltic Kross Kountry Kalamity), which features fun trail races of between 2.5 and 5 miles in the Kingston area. Races start at 7 PM. The kids mile starts at 6:45 PM. This is the PDF entry form. You can find more details at www.teamirelandusa.org.

REAL WILD BLUEBERRIES. Monday, July 27, at Minnewaska State Park "Blueberry Run" ; 4 plus miles; start at lake, around lake and over old golf course. This is part of the New Paltz Summer Cross Country Series featuring scenic carriage trails in the Shawangunks with children's half-mile and mile races. Children start at 7 p.m. and adults start immediately after. This is the application.

Kingston Summer Series race #4 is JULY 29 at Williams Lake (also known as Hudson River Valley Resorts) Rosendale (Binnewater Rd). This is part of the Kingston Cross Country Summer Trail Series (also known as the Keller Keltic Kross Kountry Kalamity), which features fun trail races of between 2.5 and 5 miles in the Kingston area. Races start at 7 PM. The kids mile starts at 6:45 PM. This is the PDF entry form. You can find more details at www.teamirelandusa.org.

AUGUST 2009

The Coxsackie 5K is scheduled for Aug. 1. Take the Coxsackie exit of the New York State Thruway and follow the signs to the village of Coxsackie and then Reed Street down by the water. A wonderful run in a quaint riverside village. This is the annual race to support the Coxsackie-Athens Rotary, a vibrant organization that makes a difference in the community by funding scholarships, helping those who need it, organizing community events, and providing a social network for business people. Get your race entry form (PDF) here.

THE ANNUAL RUN FOR LIFE. The Run for Life 5K and Kids Fun Run is Saturday, Aug. 1, at 9 a.m. Sign in at 8 a.m. at the Hyde Park Baptist, which is at 10 Romans Road, Hyde Park. Race is sponsored by the Hyde Park Baptist Church and the Care Net Pregnancy Center of the Hudson Valley. Web site.


TIME FOR SOME FUN on Monday, Aug. 3. This is the Awards and Fun Relay, New Paltz Rail Trail. Park at Reformed Church, Huguenot Street, registration is at church. This is part of the New Paltz Summer Cross Country Series featuring scenic carriage trails in the Shawangunks with children's half-mile and mile races. Children start at 7 p.m. and adults start immediately after. This is the application.

Kingston Summer Series race #5 is Aug. 5 at the Rail Trail - Hurley - Rt 209. This is part of the Kingston Cross Country Summer Trail Series (also known as the Keller Keltic Kross Kountry Kalamity), which features fun trail races of between 2.5 and 5 miles in the Kingston area. Races start at 7 PM. The kids mile starts at 6:45 PM. This is the PDF entry form. You can find more details at www.teamirelandusa.org.

AN ORGANIC TRAIL RACE. The Locust Grove Summer Trail Race (5K) is Thursday, August 6, at 6 p.m. This benefits Locust Grove, the Samuel Morse Historic Site. The scenic, all-trail course winds along carriage roads overlooking the Hudson. Fresh organic produce from the site’s heirloom vegetable garden will be awarded to the top three runners in all men's and women's divisions. Refreshments & dinner served to all pre-registered runners. T-shirts available. Limit 150 runners. Registration fees: $15 non-refundable (due by August 1), $18 day of race (4:00 – 5:30 PM). This is your registration form, and you may also visit www.lgny.org and look under calendar of events for a few more details. For more information contact Ursula Morgan, Director of Public Programs at u.morgan@lgny.org , (845) 454-4500 x 17.

The 5th Annual DENNING'S POINT 5K TRAIL RACE in Beacon is Saturday, Aug. 8 at 9 a.m. and benefits the Beacon Community Center. This is organized by the Beacon Runners Club, and walkers are welcome. Enjoy prizes, raffles, and a fun course along the Hudson Riverfront Trail. Location: Hudson Estuary Trail, southern end of Metro North parking lot in Beacon, 1 mile south of Newburgh-Beacon Bridge. Registration: Southern end of Metro North parking lot, 8 to 8:45 a.m. Entry Fee: Runners/walkers $15 pre-registered, $20 day-of-race. Contact: Phil Shea, 845-831-4158 or Scott Davis, 845-297-3973 or send an email to Denningspoint5k@yahoo.com. This is the This is the application!

The Brookside Museum's Annual Jailhouse Rock 5k is Saturday, Aug. 8, 8:30 a.m. in Ballston Spa, NY. This is an out-and-back course from the top of Mohican Hill behind Brookside, past the fairgrounds to the correctional facility. Flat and fast with a fabulous downhill for your summertime PR! $20 pre-registered (through 8/4/09), $25 (8/5/09 through 8/8/09). T-shirts to the first 250. Check-in starts at 7 a.m. Enjoy running, awards and rock music by L.B. Walker. Proceeds go to thousands of schoolchildren in Saratoga and surrounding counties. Call Joy for registration information or visit www.brooksidemuseum.org or send an e-mail to jhoule@brooksidemuseum.org.

SEE THE PLAINS OF ROSENDALE. Run the Rosendale Plains on Saturday, Aug. 8, at 9 a.m. sharp. Meet at the Rosendale Recreation Center on Route 32 in Rosendale. The course is a 4.4-mile loop through scenic Rosendale and Rosendale Plains (in Tillson). Early entry fee (received by July 31) is $11 and $12 entry fee on race day. Families pay $25. Onteora, Shawangunk Runners Club members and students can subtract $1. This is your application, courtesy of the race director.

AN ALL-DAY RELAY. The 18th Annual 100K Catskill Mountain Road Relay is Aug. 9 with 6 a.m.-8 a.m. staggered start. Five and 6-10 person teams split up ten relay legs of 10K each; contact Race Director George Shurter at 845-386-9174 or go to the web site http://www.sullivanstriders.org/cmrr.htm for course maps, directions, rules, what to bring, how to prepare thoroughly for this all-day adventure with friends. The only single loop USATF Certified 100km course in the United States.

The final event of the Kingston Summer Cross Country Series is Aug. 12 at Dietz Stadium (awards and picnic with Irish music). This is part of the Kingston Cross Country Summer Trail Series (also known as the Keller Keltic Kross Kountry Kalamity), which features fun trail races of between 2.5 and 5 miles in the Kingston area. Races start at 7 PM. The kids mile starts at 6:45 PM. This is the PDF entry form. You can find more details at www.teamirelandusa.org.

HOW FAST WOULD YOU RUN FOR $200? The Run 4 Downtown 4 Miler at 9 a.m. on Saturday, August 15, benefits the City of Middletown Downtown Business District. Start and finish at Franklin Square near corner of North & South Streets, East Main & West Main Streets, Middletown, NY. $350 total prize money to first three runners. Female runners will be given a head start over male runners equal to the difference in the average finishing time for the top three males in 2006 and the average finishing time for the top three women in 2006. First to cross the line earns $200, second earns $100 and third $50. $20 registration postmarked before August 1, $25 thereafter. Children's race $4. Race entry form. For more information, contact Dave Madden at (845) 401-9108.

ALL THE BELLS, WHISTLES AND MUSIC. The Altamont 5K Run/Walk is Saturday, Aug. 29 at 9 a.m. at Bozenkill Park in Altamont. The entry form is here, but you can also enter on www.altamont5k.org. The Altamont 5K is a certified, scenic course around the Village of Altamont featuring live music on the course and at the finish area. The first 300 people to sign up get T-shirts. Also enjoy 100 door prizes, 5-year age group awards, walkers division, kids races, refreshments and scoring by Race Management Systems. This is a family oriented event. Need more info? Contact Phil by email altamont5k@nycap.rr.com.

SEPTEMBER 2009

BEAUTIFUL HALF MARATHON IN VERMONT. The Maple Leaf Half Marathon and 5K is at 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 12. This event is in a Manchester, a beautiful part of southeastern Vermont. It's a rather large race with a history that dates to the 1970s. The Maple Leaf will begin at the Manchester Parks and Recreation Center and snake its way along back-country roads, over to route 7 and then back to the Recreation Center for the finish, a little over 13 miles. At the same time, there will be a 5-Kilometer run/walk for runners/walkers who are not up to a half marathon. The celebration with food and beverages, music and an awards ceremony will immediately follow the races. Any profits from the events will go toward funding Manchester Lions charities in the Northshire. This is the web site. The last time I checked this site, there was a video that gives you a good feel for the race.

TAKE YOUR CHOICE: 5K OR HALF. The 15th Anuual Arc Race is Sept. 12 at 9 a.m at Long Branch Park, Liverpool, NY. This is a certified 5k run, certified half-marathon run, and 3k fun walk. Bring family and friends to enjoy the Family Fun Zone, with games, refreshments, petting zoo and live music all morning long. Contact Gini Gozzi at 315.476.7441, ext. 147, or send an email to ggozzi@arcon.org. This is the web site.

Run over the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge on Sept. 27. This is the 4 Miles for 400 Years Quadracentennial Celebration run over the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge on Sunday, Sept. 27 at 8:15 AM The 1.5-mile bridge will be closed to traffic for 20 minutes. Race walkers need to have competitive times. Registration closes Aug.1. Web site: Cost: $25 per registrant, $22 for Mid Hudson Runners Club and Onteora Runners Club members. Check in at CJ’s Restaurant in Rhinebeck on the corner of 9G and Old Post Road. Parking available at nearby lots that will he marked. Shuttle busses will bring you across. No cars will be allowed to park at Bridge Authority Lot. Relief and water will be available at designated areas. The last bus leaves CJ’s at 7:55 am sharp. Bridge Run application.

 


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