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Additional race information can be found at http://dutchesscountclassic.org.
Join us for the 42nd Annual Mid-Hudson Road Runners Club Dutchess County Classic. This event takes place on the William R. Steinhaus Dutchess Rail Trail and incorporates the Walkway Over the Hudson into the half & full marathons.
The day’s events will include a kids 1 mile race, 5K, half marathon, and yes, the full marathon is back!
The flat, off-road, scenic courses are great for seasoned athletes and first timers alike. Showcasing the beauty of the Hudson Valley, including gorgeous Hudson River views. This is a professionally timed race and will include t-shirts for pre-registered runners and finisher medals for the full and half distances. A post-race celebration will follow.
Start Location & Times
All races will start and end at Dutchess Community College (53 Pendell Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601). Due to the large volume of runners expected and the likelihood for congestion during parking, it is recommended that you arrive at the race at least an hour before your race start time even if you already have your bib.
7:15am: Half & Full Marathon Wheel Races
7:30am: Half & Full Marathon
Participants 1-250 = $50
Participants 251-500 = $60
Participants 501-750 = $65
Participants 751-1000 = $70
Participants 1,000+ = $75
Race Day Registration = $85
Participants 1-100 = $60
Participants 101-200 = $70
Participants 201-300 = $75
Participants 301-400 = $80
Participants 401+ = $85
Race Day Registration = $95
5K (Capped at 500 Participants):
Participants 1-100 = $20
Participants 101-200 = $25
Participants 201-500 = $35
Race Day Registration (if not sold out) = $45
Kid’s 1 Mile Fun Run:
Free with preregistration
$10 on race day
Full Marathon Wheel: $60 pre-registered, $75 on race day
Half Marathon Wheel: $50 pre-registered, $65 on race day
Courses: All races will start and end at Dutchess Community College (53 Pendell Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601). Both the half & full marathons will enter the Hudson Valley Rail Trail via the Morgan Lake Trailhead and will include an out & back over the Walkway Over the Hudson and then another out & back on the Hudson Valley Rail Trail heading East from the Morgan Lake Trailhead.
The 5K event is an Eastward bound out and back from the Morgan Lake Trailhead and will not cross the Walkway Over the Hudson.
The 5K, half marathon and full marathon courses are USATF certified and the full marathon is a Boston qualifier.
Giveaways & Prizes:
There will be giveaway shirts (image to be released once available) for all 5K, half marathon & full marathon participants who register before Sunday, August 9th. Half & Full Marathon finishers will receive medals. Prizes will be given for the top 3 finishers in each age group (10 year age groups)
Bib Pickup & In-Person Registration Details:
Bib/shirt pick-up and in-person registration will take place from Monday 9/7 through Saturday 9/12 at Fleet Feet Poughkeepsie, Shoppes at South Hills, 1895 South Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. Bib pickup hours are Mon-Fri 10am-7pm & Sat 10am-6pm.
All bibs for all races (including the kid’s run) will be available for pickup at Fleet Feet during the designated pick-up times and you can pickup for a friend or family member without having to call the store first. Race confirmations are not necessary, Fleet Feet will have the list of all registered runners. You can register for any of the races online and then visit Fleet Feet immediately after and they will be able to assign you a bib. They can also help with race swaps (i.e. switching from the half marathon to the 5K) and in-person registration.
Race day bib/shirt pick-up will take place at Dutchess Community College on Sun 9/13 starting at 6:30am. All bibs must be picked up at least 15 minutes before your race start time.
Refunds, Bib Transfers & Race Swaps:
Refunds will not be issued under any circumstances. Please do not register until you are certain that you plan to participate. Bib transfers will not be allowed.
Selling your entry, or running the race under someone else's entry will result in disqualification from this year’s race and exclusion from future events. Switching between races (i.e. moving from the half marathon to the 5K) is allowed however you will be required to pay any cost differences if applicable and no refunds will be given for switching to a less expensive race. For all race switches please email: MHRRC.firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Fleet Feet Poughkeepsie during the designated bib pickup times outlined above.
Runners may register for only one race (except for kids who may run the 1 mile & the 5K if they wish).
Runners must maintain a pace of at least 15 minutes or better.
For the full marathon and half marathon, all participants must be at least 14 years of age on race day, or have parent/guardian approval to run the race. All participants for either the Dutchess County Classic 5K must be at least 10 years old on race day, or have parent/guardian approval to run in the race. Written approval may be required.
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