New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce Announces New Paltz Challenge 2016 Run

New Paltz, NY – The New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce its 7th Annual New Paltz Challenge! The 2016 edition will be held on Father's Day, Sunday, June 19, 2016. Participants can choose from a half-marathon, Family 5K, and/or kid's 1-mile run. The half-marathon features an out-and-back course along the scenic Wallkill Valley Rail Trail, and offers runners a rural New Paltz landscape with sweeping views of the Shawangunk Ridge, the Wallkill River, and Historic Huguenot Street, a National Historic Landmark District.
Both the half-marathon & the 5K feature the following: * chip timing* water stops* first place in age group prizes* post-race refreshments* flat courses (ideal for PR’s) plus all half-marathon finishers will receive medals.
The half-marathon will be timed in 5 year age groups and the 5K will be timed in 10 year age groups. Early bird registration for both races ends on Friday, April 15, 2016. Half-marathon registration closes on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 and will be capped.
New for this year is a 1-mile kid’s race. Children ages 5-13 can participate in a fun 1-mile out and back run on the rail trail before the 5k race start.
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 half-marathon, 8am is the kids’ fun run, and
8:30 am for the 5 k. The races starts at the Gilded Otter parking lot in downtown New Paltz along the Walkill River. There will be no race day registration for the half-marathon as the race will be capped. There will be same day registration for the 5k and kids fun run.
Registration and packet pick up will open at the Gilded Otter parking lot on Saturday June, 18, 2016 from 12pm-4pm and on race day starting at 6am at the Gilded Otter parking lot.
Technical t-shirts are included for all half-marathoners who register on or before April 15, 2016. The course will close at 10:30 am, so if you would like to walk the half-marathon please start earlier and self-time.

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