2019 New Paltz Challenge

Sun June 16, 2019 New Paltz, NY US 12561 Directions

Half Marathon

7:30AM EDT - 10:30AM EDT


8:00AM EDT - 9:00AM EDT

1-Mile Kid's Race

10:00AM EDT - 10:15AM EDT
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.newpaltzchallenge.com.

3 Main Street
New Paltz, NY US 12561

The New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce is proud to present its 10th Annual New Paltz Challenge

Father's Day, Sunday, June 16, 2019.

Pick your challenge!  Choose from a Half-Marathon, Family 5K, and/or kid's 1-mile run. The half-marathon is a brewery to brewery race, beginning and ending at the Gilded Otter, that features challenging running along the scenic Walllkill Valley Rail Trail south through the Yard Owl Brewery, and offers runners a bucolic New Paltz landscape with sweeping views of the Shawangunk Ridge, the town of Gardiner, farms, the Wallkill River, and Historic Huguenot Street, a National Historic Landmark District.  The 5k runs along Historic Huguenot Street and the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail.  This race is a combination of trail and road race.

The half-marathon and 5k feature * chip timing*

All races have:

  • Water stops
  • First place in age group prizes
  • Post-race refreshments
  • Plus all half-marathon finishers will receive medals or other commemorative memento.

Half-Marathon: Will be timed in 5 year age groups.  Online registration closes on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 and will be capped at 600.  Same day registration will be $60.00.

5K: Will be timed in 10 year age groups. Online registration closes on Wednesday, June 12, 2019. Same day registration will be $30.00

1-mile kid’s race: Children ages 5-13 can participate in a fun 1-mile out and back run on the rail trail after the awards ceremony around 10:00am.  Race day registration will be $15.00.

Proceeds to benefit the New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce and its community projects. 

Event details and schedule

The race starting time is 7:30 am for the 1/2 marathon, 8:00 am the 5K.  This kids 1 mile fun run will be after the awards ceremony at 10:00am.  The races start at the Gilded Otter parking lot in downtown New Paltz along the Walllkill River. The 1/2 Marathon is capped to 600 persons due to the size of the trail. There will be same day registration for the ½ Marathon, 5k, and kids fun run on race day, and at packet pickup on Saturday, June 15th.

Registration and packet pick up

  • Friday, June 14th at Fleet Feet Poughkeepsie
    • 3pm - 7pm
  • Saturday June 15th at Clemson Bros. Brewery at the Gilded Otter
    • 12pm - 4pm
  • Sunday (RACE DAY) June 16th at Clemson Bros. Brewery at the Gilded Otter
    • Beginning at 6:00am
  • RACE BEGINS at 7:30am! Arrive early to pick up your packets!
  • THERE IS NO PARKING AT WATER STREET MARKET AND VERY LIMITED PARKING AT Clemson Bros. Brewery at the Gilded Otter. Plan to park in municipal parking lots in town.

Technical t-shirts are included for all 1/2 marathoners who register on or before 4/15/19.  5K racers and racers who register after the cut off time can purchase tech race shirts for $20.00.  The 1/2 marathon course will close at 10:30 am, so if you would like to walk the half marathon please start earlier and self-time.  

Thank you to our Power Bar donor - Raw Revolution, food donors Main Street Bistro, New Paltz Bagel Cafe, Tops, and Shoprite

There are no strollers or dogs allowed during any of the races.

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