The New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce is proud to present its 6th Annual New Paltz Challenge, a Father's Day Half Marathon & Family 5K on Sunday, June 21, 2015. The only true trail half marathon in the area, the out-and-back course leads runners along the scenic Wallkill Valley Rail Trail and through the bucolic New Paltz landscape with sweeping views of the Shawangunk Ridge, the Wallkill River, and Historic Huguenot Street, a National Historic Landmark District.
Both the Half Marathon & the 5K feature: * Chip timing* Water stops* First place in age group prizes* Post-race refreshments* Flat courses (ideal for personal bests) All half marathon finishers will also 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 4/15/15. Half marathon registration closes on 6/14/2015, and will be capped. Proceeds benefit the Chamber, and it's community projects.
Event details and schedule
The race starting time is 7:30 am for the 1/2 marathon, and 8:00 am for the 5 k. Both races start at the Gilded Otter parking lot in downtown New Paltz along the Walkill River. There will be no race day registration for the 1/2 marathon as the race will be capped. There will be same day registration for the 5k. Registration and packet pick up will open at the Gilded Otter parking lot on on Saturday 6/20/15 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 4/15/15. The course will close at 10:30 am, so if you would like to walk the half marathon please start earlier and self time.
To view the 5k race course click this link
To view the 1/2 marathon race course click this link
For a map of parking in the area please look in the photo gallery or click this link
New Paltz Chamber of Commerce