Flat, fast and scenic point-to-point course following the Mohawk and Hudson Rivers in upstate New York. Marathon starts in Schenectady; Half Marathon starts at Colonie Town Park, Cohoes. Finish in Albany Riverfront Park at Corning Preserve. There is a five and a half hour time limit on both the marathon and the half marathon. Packet pickup is on Saturday, October 6, 2012 from 10 am to 6 pm at the Hotel Albany (formerly the Crowne Plaza Hotel), Albany. There is no race-day packet pickup.