Orange County TourismThe Hudson Valley hosts a variety of races for the casual jogger to the elite competitor.

Orange County, N.Y. (May 11, 2017) – With its winding country roads, rugged hilly terrain and quaint neighborhoods, Orange County is a prime location for athletic competitions. Race season kicks off with the mild spring weather and sprints on through the crisp weekends of fall. These competitions are drawing athletes of all calibers from near and far.  

“Hike it, bike it, and run it,” said Orange County Tourism Director Susan Hawvermale. “Sports events choose Orange County for our challenging courses set within the backdrop of our stunning scenery.”

Here’s a glimpse of the 2017 Orange County race calendar:

Hercules Fitness Challenge in Middletown: Kids’ Hercules Race on Saturday, May 20. Adult Hercules Races on Sunday, May 21.

Spartan Race on June 3-4 at Tuxedo Ridge Ski Center. 3-5 mile sprint, more than 20 obstacles.   

Orange Classic 10K in Middletown on June 3-4. Competition for the serious runner, fun and fitness for the whole family!

Tour de Goshen on August 20. The Hudson Valley's premier charity bicycle ride, offering fun for families and competitive racers alike.

Spartan Race at West Point USMA on August 26. Salute our history with a groundbreaking Spartan event.

Hambletonian Marathon & Good Time Trotters Relay in Goshen on October 15. Full marathon, half marathon and relay start at 8 a.m.

Great Schunemunk Traverse in Cornwall on October 21. Conquer Orange County's tallest peak featuring multiple 1000-foot climbs.

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About Orange County Tourism

Orange County Tourism, based in Goshen, N.Y., is the county’s tourism headquarters and a participant in the I LOVE NY program. A comprehensive listing of area attractions, lodging, and events can be found at For a free copy of the Orange County Travel Guide, e-mail or call 845-615-3860.



For more information, contact:

Nicole Feller

Focus Media, Inc.

845-294-3342 ext. 306