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Bakline's McKirdy Micro (World Athletics - McKirdy Micro On the Cusp)

Sat October 14, 2023 Valley Cottage, NY 10989 US Directions


Bakline's McKirdy Micro - 10K

10:15AM EDT - 11:30AM EDT


299 Rockland Lake Rd
Valley Cottage, NY US 10989



Bakline's McKirdy Micro - Marathon

Our mission: To provide the greatest opportunity for athletes to achieve the Olympic Trials qualifying time. We know that the viable options to run a qualifying time are limited and even then, the support system for non “elite” athletes to achieve their best can be limited to non-existent. Bakline's McKirdy Micro Marathon is designed to be the best option to run fast and earn your ticket to the USATF Olympic Trials or attain the Olympic Standard. Our race will be the ONLY RACE in the country with a total "in-race" support concept in mind for all participating athletes!

Hosted at Rockland Lake State Park, this course is a 2.94 mile looped course measured by World Athletics "A" certifier, Jim Gerweck. Sanctioned and certified by USATF (USATF course certification: NY21001JRG), this race is valid for an Olympic Trials Qualifying mark. 


We are also World Athletics Certified (World Athletics Certification #USA-2023-071. This certification will allow for the Olympic Standard and National Record performances to be valid.

The location of our race is the best place in the country to host a "time trial" marathon. The looped course is flat. The road surface is conducive for fast times. We have every "controllable" action in place. The only thing left will be the weather. GENERALLY we see great mid fall mornings in the Northeast - but like anywhere else in the world - great weather is never a guarantee.

Participant Support:

  1. Every accepted athlete will have bottle support - 1 bottle per lap (starting in lap 2) - bottles provided by the athlete. (a bottle every 2.945 miles starting between 3.1 and 3.7 miles pending table placement)
  2. A full tangent line will be marked along the entire course to give the athletes a clear line of sight for the shortest possible distance. Every meter counts! Stay on the line and run 26.2 miles!
  3. A favorable, flat, and fast course - The course IS valid for an Olympic Standard (World Athletic Certificate Pending) as well as the USATF Olympic Trials Standard (USATF Sanction approved). This course is also national record eligible (international athletes are welcomed to race but travel support/hotel will not be offered).
  4. No cap on participants (so long as the athlete meets the listed standards listed below)


Our standards: 

1 - Must have run a qualifying time from January 1st 2021 through August 1st 2023. 


2:25:00 / 1:09:00 / 52:00 (10 mile) / 31:30 / 15:05


2:45:00 /1:19:00 / 59:00 (10 mile) / 34:45 / 17:15

Men/women will race together.

2 - Acceptance to the marathon will be subject to verification of performance inside of the window with a net loss of -3.30m/1000m MAXIMUM. ("Downhill" race performances will not be accepted for entry)


Why 10/14/23:

The reality is that life happens... and sometimes it happens HARD. If life happens for YOU on race day then there is still time to get your OTQ at a few other fast races before the window closes. (Applications are due by Aug 15, 2023. Late entries will not be accepted. Please note that refunds after an accepted entry will not be given if you are unable to attend our marathon.)

We recommend registering for our marathon pending the weather at races like Chicago or Berlin. Never hurts to have a back up race and to choose a more favorable day!

Please note: You will not be allowed to participate in this race if you have ever served a suspension from USADA, WADA, or any other national governing body.


Bakline's McKirdy Micro - 10K 

The McKirdy Micro 10k will be one of the fastest 10ks in the country! If you're looking to set a new personal best over the 10k distance, THIS is the event you want to run. Our course will be marked with a full tangent line over the 2.945 mile loop at Rockland Lake State Park - all you have to do is stay on the line and run 6.2 miles! Set to take place 45 minutes after the marathon, our 10k is open to athletes of all abilities! (USATF Certification pending) 

Participants are encouraged to come early to watch the Marathon and then participate in their own 10k effort!

10K Awards for Men/Women/Non-Binary

1st: $400 | 2nd: $200 | 3rd: $100

10K Awards for Masters Men/Women/Non-Binary

1st: $250 | 2nd: $100 | 3rd: $50



This race would not be possible without the help from our sponsors. McKirdy Trained coaches and athletes personally use products from all of the companies we've chosen to partner with.

Bakline is the presenting and operational partner of Bakline's McKirdy Micro.

Bakline is committed to the athlete devoted to their craft, even when no one is watching. We’re there for the morning miles, full days on the trail, sideways wind, and the last rep. What we do is an art to create, develop, and design apparel that you don’t just wear but train and race in. To suffer and triumph in. Gear has to be more than synthetic fibers in the same way athletes are more than a time on a clock. Craft is always a process. 


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The Feed is proud to offer a 15% discount for every marathon participant.

Prize Purse - $60,000

The vision of our event is to help as many athletes as possible reach the OTQ standard (or faster). It is with this intent that we proudly offer a share of a $20,000 prize purse (total) to all competitors who meet the OTQ standard (international athletes will also be eligible for this award).

If 2, 25, 50, 100, etc athletes achieve the OTQ standard of 2:18:00/2:37:00 - all athletes will be distributed an equal share of the $20,000 prize purse. The men will be measured by the official gun time and the women will be measured by their official chip time.

Time Bonus: (International athletes welcome)

Equal shared time bonus of $20,000 for all men who run under 2:09:30 (must not have achieved this time on a valid course prior)
Equal shared time bonus of $20,000 for all women who run under 2:29:30 (must not have achieved this time on a valid course prior)


The Rockland Lake State Park loop has been noted as the "fastest course in the country" by Runners World. With fresh pavement and smooth surfaces, the 2.945 mile looped course is favorable towards finding your best marathon time or 10K personal best. With less than 8 ft of gain/loss for any one single mile... this course is designed for fast efforts! 


Deferrals, Transfers, and Refunds

Deferrals, transfers, or refunds will not be provided for either the marathon or the 10K, no exceptions. 

Parking, Bathrooms, and Gear Check


The closest parking will be Parking Lot #5 as well as Parking Lot #4. Parking is $10 for the day.


Bathrooms are located on premises at the park.

Gear Check

There will be no gear check for the race. Anything left behind in the staging area at the start will be disposed of. Please leave all valuables in the car!

Packet Pickup


Packet pickup for all marathon participants will be held from 3pm-6pm on Friday, October 13th at the Sonesta White Plains Downtown hotel. This will be the ONLY opportunity for marathoners to receive their race bib. Each participant must pick up their own bib (no picking up for family or friends). There will be NO RACE DAY PACKET PICKUP for the marathon.


Packet pickup for all 10K participants will be held from 8am-9:30am on Saturday, October 14th at Rockland Lake State Park. This will be the ONLY opportunity for 10K participants to receive their race bib. Please be prepared to allot time for bib pickup in your race morning plans.



Westchester County Airport (HPN)
24 miles from Rockland Lake State Park

LaGuardia Airport (LGA)
35 miles from Rockland Lake State Park

Newark International Airport (EWR)
45 miles from Rockland Lake State Park


Host Hotel: Sonesta White Plains Downtown
66 Hale Ave, White Plains, NY 10601

Exclusive rate for the marathon can be booked using the link provided.
Reserve your room here


Race Contact Info

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