About Ulster County Tourism Ulster County, located less than 90 minutes from midtown Manhattan, has 250,000 of forever-wild acres encompassing 35 peaks and 350 miles of hiking trails. From biking to hiking, from kayaking to wind surfing, from hitting the sweet spot on one of our 12 golf courses to horseback riding and fly-fishing, it is truly a four-season recreation area. The county's rural vistas provide beauty for each one. Learn more at http://www.ulstercountyalive.com/
RUNNING RACES IN ULSTER COUNTY
Competitive Fun Timed but not officially sanctioned or certified USATF events March 18 Shamrock Scramble Wallkill Firehouse, Central Avenue, Wallkill NY Registration 8-9 a.m.; For race info: http://home.roadrunner.com/~scramble/Application.htm A free continental breakfast is available for registered runners and walkers following their race. Event sponsored by Walkill Federal Valley Savings & Loan Association. April 1 HITS 5K For the United Way HITS Showgrounds, 454 Washington Ave. Ext., Saugerties, NY 5K run, 2 mile walk, and 1 mile Kid's Fun Run throughout HITS Showgrounds and Cantine Field. 11:45 a.m. registration; 1:15 p.m. run/walk; 1 p.m. Kids Fun Run. Awards and prize drawings. For registration: http://www.uwuc.org/ April 22 Ray's Run 4-Mile Run/2-Mile Walk/Kids' Fun Run Dietz Stadium, Kingston, NY 11:30 a.m. registration; 12:30 p.m. run/walk, 1:15 p.m. kids' fun run; For Race Info: 845-339-5474 firstname.lastname@example.org Proceeds benefit Raymond Caddy, Jr. KHS Scholarship Fund. This is a perfect tune-up race for the Kingston Classic. April 29 ESM Girls' Lady Sharks Lacrosse 5k Run/Walk Eastport-South Manor Jr. Sr. High School, 543 Middle Island-Moriches Rd Manorville, NY Registration 7:30 a.m., Race at 9:00 a.m.; $20 Adults Pre-Registered, $25 Day of Race, $15 Students 18 and under; For race info: http://bit.ly/w5coDo. This is a 5k Run/Walk that will benefit the ESM Jr.-Sr. High School Girls' Lacrosse Program with a portion of the proceeds going to the St. Jude's Children Hospital. April 29 3rd Annual Spring Sprint 5K Trail Run Shaupeneak Ridge, Poppletown Rd. Esopus, NY 10:30 a.m. start. A challenging and technical race on the rugged trails of spectacular Shaupeneak Ridge preserve. While competing for fun prizes on one of the toughest 5k courses in the Mid-Hudson Valley, entrants will be rewarded with magnificent views of the Hudson River and Louisa Pond. Following the Race, runners will enjoy a chili lunch provided by Soul Dog of Poughkeepsie. For registration: /wp-admin/www.scenichudson.org May 5 Huguenot Street Nursery School Community Run 5K Broadhead Street, New Paltz, NY 9:00 a.m. start. Loop course down Huguenot Street to Main and onto the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail. Prizes, free children's run, entertainment and children's activities. For registration: /wp-admin/www.huguenotcoop.org/community_run.asp May 28 The Woodstock Races: 15K Zena School, Zena & Sawkill Rds., Woodstock, NY 9:00 am 15K, 9:45 am 5K. An Onteora Runners Club Grand Prix event, the race boasts scenic and challenging courses, post-race refreshments, age-group awards. June 16 Treetops to Rooftops 5K Walkway Over The Hudson, Highland, NY 9:00 a.m. This Mid-Hudson Road Runners Club race over goes across the Walkway Over the Hudson, a steel cantilever bridge spanning the Hudson River between Poughkeepsie, New York on the east bank and Highland, New York on the west bank. To register: www.mhrrc.org/MHRRCRacing/upcomingFlyers.aspx June 17 New Paltz Challenge; Father's Day Half Marathon & Family 5K Water Street Market, New Paltz, NY 6-7:00 a.m. registration; 7:30 a.m. Half Marathon; 8:00 a.m. Family 5K. Clock-timed with water stations, mile markers, post-race refreshments and age group awards. For information: http://www.newpaltzchamber.org/pages/Event7.php October 8 Hudson Valley Rail Trail 5K Race/Walk 75 Haviland Road in Highland, NY The Hudson Valley Rail Trail Association is hosting a 5K Race and Walk celebrating National Trail Running Day. For more information or an application, please contact Vince at VVeltre@townoflloyd.com. The Race will begin at 75 Haviland Road in Highland, New York, proceed westward to the mid-way point, and return to 75 Haviland Road. For race info: http://hudsonvalleyrailtrail.net/events/ November 22 8th Annual New Paltz Turkey Trot: 5K Race, Walk and Fun Run 8 a.m. Registration and packet pick-up; 9 a.m. Kids ½ mile Fun Run (10 and under); 9:30 a.m. Turkey Trot 5K race, fun run, & walk; 10:30 a.m. (approx.) Awards Ceremony. Race starts and ends at Water Street Market, Main Street, New Paltz, NY 12561. http://www.newpaltzturkeytrot.com/
USATF Certified or Sanctioned April 15 Kiwanis Kingston Classic & Kids Classic USATF Certified # NY08066JG Dietz Stadium, Kingston, NY http://www.kingstonkiwanisclassic.com/ April 14: YMCA Kids' Classic. Racing categories for children ages pre-school through middle school with entertainment, activities and awards. Saturday night: Runners registered the Classic are invited to carb-load with competitors. April 15: 10k Kingston Classic and the 2.1-mile Fun-Run. A 10k team challenge; Fun zone competition. June (Date TBA) Summer Solstice Run - 15K Trail Race Minnewaska State Park, Route 44/55, New Paltz,, NY 6:30 p.m. Fund Raiser for the Lou Gross Memorial Fund sponsored by the Shawangunk Runners. Starts at Lake Minnewaska and runs along incredible cliffs, circles pristine glacial lakes, and through blooming mountain laurel. This is one of the most beautiful runs, anywhere. For information: http://www.shawangunkrunners.org/ New Paltz Summer Cross Country Series - July Children's ½ and 1 Mile Races and Adult 3 to 4.7 mile races over spectacular scenic courses and carriage trails. Registration 6 p.m.; 7 p.m. start for Kids; Adults immediately after. For more information: http://www.shawangunkrunners.org/Club_Races.html August 19 100 Km Catskill Mountain Rd Relay USATF Certified Course #NY02057AM Sponsored by the Orange Runners Club and the Sullivan Striders this is the only single-loop certified 100km in the US! Team Competition, Endurance Challenge, Scenic Tour. Listed in Competitor Magazine as one of the best team running races in the world. To register: http://www.sullivanstriders.org/cmrr.htm October (Date TBA) Healthy Harvest 5k Run/Walk USATF Certified course by Brian Cavanaugh, NY Sponsored by Walker Valley Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary with partial proceeds to Benefit Sgt. Eddie Ryan. Walker Valley Fire House, Rte. 52 Walker Valley. For information contact Debbie King: email@example.com, 845-744-5531;Tami Lutz: firstname.lastname@example.org, 845-744-2107; April Grieco: email@example.com, 845-744-2452; Be sure to type 5k Run/ Walk in subject box. October (Date TBA) 4th Annual Beaverkill Mountain Road Race (Half # NY07080JG, 5K # NY07079JG , kids fun run) 9:30 a.m. Half Marathon start. The Beaverkill Mountain Road Race consists of a challenging, hilly half marathon, 5k run/walk and kids races. The 1/2 marathon and 5 k are USATF certified. All races start and finish at the scenic Beaverkill Valley Inn in Lew Beach, NY Contact Race Director, Melissa Holden, for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org. Register on Active.com. November (Date TBA) After The Leaves Have Fallen 20 K Trail Race Minnewaska State Park, Route 44/55, New Paltz, NY Sanctioned by US Track and Field 11:00 a.m. Fund Raiser for Josh Feldt Memorial Scholarship Fund at Wallkill High and the Shawangunk Runners Club. Spectacular scenic course on dirt carriage trails that go around two pristine lakes at MInnewaska State Park, New Paltz NY. Course starts and ends at Lake Minnewaska. For more information call Steve: 845-339-5474 or email: email@example.com Results will be posted at http://www.shawangunkrunners.org/.
Extreme Races April 28 Spring Dual Against CF Huguenot Street, New Paltz, NY 9 AM. Run 2 miles; Road Bike, 2 Miles; Run, 2 Miles. Perfect race for anyone starting to get into triathlon. The course is fast, flat and fun. Relay and kids fun race too. The kids race is free and distances will be determined based on the age groups present. The relay teams will start the same time as the individual racers. To register: http://www.cm2promotions.com/spring-dual-against-cf#!__spring-dual-against-cf May 6 9th Annual Trooper Duathlon In Memory of NY State Troopers Mike Kelly, Ken Poormon and John McKenna, Dug Hill Rd., Hurley, NY 9:00 AM The major annual fundraiser for the Kelly Children's Education Fund and the Ken Poormon and John J. McKenna Memorial Funds. Mike Kelly and Ken Poormon were killed in the line of duty in Ulster County, NY on May 31, 2000. Trooper and USMC Captain John McKenna was killed in combat in Iraq on August 16, 2006. To register: https://www.lin-mark.com/RaceDetails.aspx?guid=176a7334-20a1-483a-8e2d-bc370f348e9e May 20 American Zofingen Duathlon and Iron ITT Spring Farm, Mohonk Preserve, 27 Upper Knolls Road, High Falls, NY Three races on one day. Long Course Duathlon (7:30 a.m.): Trail Run: 5 Miles; Road Bike: 84 Miles; Trail Run: 15 Miles Middle Distance Duathlon (8 a.m.): Trail Run: 5 Miles; Road Bike: 29 Miles; Trail Run: 5 Miles; Road Bike: 29 Miles; Trail Run: 5 Miles. Short Course Duathlon (8:30): Trail Run: 5 Miles; Road Bike: 29 Miles; Trail Run: 5 Miles. - Iron I.T.T. Road Bike: 112 Miles. Register: http://www.cm2promotions.com/registration Photo: Mike Hein, speaking at the press conference, said he'll be running in the Kiwanis Kingston Classic for the second straight year.
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