The New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce is proud to present its 8th Annual New Paltz Challenge! The 2017 edition will be held on Father's Day, Sunday, June 18, 2017. Pick your challenge! Choose from a Half-Marathon, Family 5K, and/or kid's 1-mile run. The half-marathon course is new this year due to the rail trail bridge closing. The new course runs 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. 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.
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 500 persons due to the size of the trail. There will be same day registration for the 1/2 marathon, 5k, and kids fun run.
Registration and packet pick up will open at the Gilded Otter parking lot on on Saturday 6/17/17 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 maraathon 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.
To view the 5k race course click this link
To view the 1/2 marathon race course see the map below.
For a map of parking in the area please look in the photo gallery or click this link
New Paltz Chamber of Commerce