2020 New Paltz Father's Day Challenge

6/20/2021 New Paltz, NY 12561 US Directions
Events

Half Marathon

7:30AM EDT - 10:30AM EDT

5K

8:00AM EDT - 9:00AM EDT

1-Mile Kid's Race

10:00AM EDT - 10:15AM EDT
New Paltz Challenge 2020 Cancelled

New Date: 6/20/2021

5/18/2020 We are disappointed to announce that this years race has been CANCELLED due to Covid -19 virus.  Racers who have registered for the Father's day race have the following options:
Defer to next years race on Father's day Sunday June 20, 2021, request a refund, or do our virtual races this summer. (Dates will be announced soon)

 

Here Are Your Options:

5/18/2020 We are disappointed to announce that this years race has been CANCELLED due to Covid -19 virus.  Racers who have registered have the following options.
Defer to next years race, request a refund, or do our virtual race.

We will transfer your registration to the new event and look forward to having you join us on Father's day, Sunday June 20, 2021. Thanks for your patience!,  New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Virtual races happen all the time, and allow you to join the fun without the crowds. You simply run the distance on your own, and report your results - we’ll send you instructions.

You understand that events are expensive, even when cancelled, and you want us to keep your registration fees to help cover our costs. We deeply appreciate your generosity and look forward to seeing you at an event soon. Thank you, New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce.

We understand. We hope you can join us next time.  Please email us at info@newpaltzchamber.org or call us at 845-255-0243. Thank you, New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Race Website

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

Place
3 Main Street
New Paltz, NY US 12561
Description

5/5/2020 We are disappointed to announce that this years race has been CANCELLED due to Covid -19 virus. As well, our fall race on the River2Ridge trail has been cancelled. Racers who have registered for the Father's day race have the following options.

Defer to next years race, request a refund, or do one of our virtual races coming soon this summer.

Please contact the NPRCoC at info@newpaltzchamber.org for more information.

Father's Day, Sunday, June 21, 2020.  This race has been cancelled, and re-scheduled for Father's day Sunday June 20, 2021.

Pick your challenge!  Choose from a Half-Marathon, Family 5K, and/or Kid's 1-mile Fun 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
  • All half-marathon finishers will receive a medal

Half-Marathon: Will be timed in 5 year age groups.  Online registration closes on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 and will be capped at 600.  Same day registration will be $65.00.

5K: Will be timed in 10 year age groups. Online registration closes on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. Same day registration will be $35.00

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 7:30am for the 1/2 marathon, 8:00am for the 5K.  The 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 20th.

Registration and packet pick up

  • Friday, June 19th at Fleet Feet Poughkeepsie from 3pm - 7pm.
  • Saturday June 20th at Clemson Bros. Brewery at the Gilded Otter from 12pm - 4pm.
  • Sunday (RACE DAY) June 21st at Clemson Bros. Brewery at the Gilded Otter starting at 6am.
  • 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.

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

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