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Additional race information can be found at https://www.dutchesscountyclassic.org/.
This years events will be split over two days with the 1k Kids Fun Run and 5k on Saturday, September 16th on Robinson Lane in Wappingers Falls, NY and the 10k and Half-Marathon on Sunday, September 17th on the William R. Steinhaus Dutchess Rail Trail / Walkway Over the Hudson in Poughkeepsie, NY.
All courses are flat and scenic, great for seasoned runners and first timers alike. The races will showcase the beauty of the Hudson Valley, including beautiful farm land and views of the Hudson River. Each race is professionally timed and takes place on a USATF certified course, making the Dutchess County Classic a "must-race" for anyone looking to set their next PR. There are t-shirts for pre-registered runners and finisher medals for the 10k, half marathon and a special finisher medal for anyone who finishes a race on both days. In order to receive the special finisher medal for competing on both days you must register for a "COMBO" event. COMBO prices reflect a $5 discount.
There will be price increases for all races on May 1, July 1 and September 11, so register early to save!
The kids 1k race will be held on Saturday, September 16th, starting at 8:30 am from Robinson Lane Park (95 Robinson Lane, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590). Kids who are pre-registered always run for free.
The 5k race will be held on Saturday, September 16th, starting at 9:00 am from Robinson Lane Park (95 Robinson Lane, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590). The race has been brought back to its original course. This is a flat, out and back course and is USATF certified.
The half marathon and 10k will both start and end at Dutchess Community College (53 Pendell Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601). Both races will start at 7:30 am. There is a wheel chair option for the half marathon only.
Due to the large volume of runners expected, area road closures and the likelihood for congestion during parking, it is recommended that you arrive at the race at least an hour before race start time even if you already have your bib.
Both the half & 10k will enter the Hudson Valley Rail Trail via the Morgan Lake Trailhead and will include an out & back over the Walkway Over the Hudson. The 10k runners will head to the finish when they get back near the Morgan Lake Trailhead while the half marathon will continue straight at Morgan Lake and do an out and back from there to the end of the overpass on Manchester Rd and then finish along Creek Road to DCC. Both courses are USATF certified.
There will be giveaway shirts (image to be released once available) for all kids, 5K, 10k and half marathon participants who register before Sunday, August 13th. Half marathon and 10k participants will receive finisher medals as well as a special medal for anyone who completes a race on both days. Prizes will be given for the top 3 overall finishers in each race as well as awards for the top 3 in each age group (10 year age groups).
Bib pickup information will be released as we get closer to the event and details are finalized. There will be an option for bib pickup prior to race day and race morning. Please plan to register ahead of time as there may or may not be limited race day registration depending on if an event sells out.
Unfortunately, there are no refunds.
Runners may register for only one race per day. Runners must maintain a pace of at least 15 minutes or better in all events with the exception of the kids 1k fun run. All participants under 18 years of age must have parent/guardian approval to run a race.
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SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 16th @ ROBINSON LANE PARK (5k & Kids 1k Fun Run)
Robinson Lane Park
95 Robinson Lane
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 17th @ DCC (10k & Half Marathon)
Dutchess Community College Lot E
53 Pendell Rd.
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601