Monthly Archives: July 2015

ARE Event Productions’ second annual Thacher Park Trail Running Festival

If you’re interested in running some trails Albany Running Exchange is putting on a multi-distance race festival in Thacher Park in Voorheesville, NY. This is an awesome park that I’ve personally only scratched the surface of. Go run some trails and stop by and see Indian Ladder which was amazing. Plus check out the amazing views around the park.
Event Name: Thacher Park Trail Running Festival (5K, 10K, 13.1M, 26.2M, & 50K)
Event Date: 8/23/2015
Start Time: 8:30AM (All races)
Description: The Thacher Park Trail Running Festival on Sunday, August 23, 2015 will feature trail races for five distances: 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, Marathon and 50K. All races will be held on the trails of Thacher Park. Trails on the course will range from grassy fields to more technical terrain with roots and rocks as well as a few hill climbs. Road crossings/pavement will be minimal. All races will start at the same time (8:30AM) and in the same direction. The half marathon, marathon, and 50K will all feature loop courses in which runners will be able to pass through the start/finish area in between loops. Race entries include food all day (pancakes, then BBQ) along with on-course water and other supplies (applicable to the longer races.) Merchandise giveaways are guaranteed to all entrants prior to August 9. The event will be held in conjunction with the Albany Running Exchange’s Club Day, which means that there will be also be food, music, and games all day!

New Paltz XC Summer Series #4: Blueberry Run Results

Another great night at Minnewaska last night for the Blueberry Run. Storms held off and it cooled down slightly before the run. We had 200 finishers for the Adult race which clocked in around 3.6 miles. That was a 10% increase in finishers over last year. We also had record turnout for the kids races with 40 participants.

Results can be found here -> Results
Series Awards can be found here -> Series Awards
* Bolded runners will receive an award at next weeks Fun Run & Awards ceremony. You needed to run at least 2 races and obtain 4 or more points to receive an award.

Kids Results ->  Kids Results

Overall registration for the series this year was up over 25% from last year. Thank you all for your continued support of the Shawangunk Runners races. We hope you enjoyed each night. Mother Nature was good to us this year with dry and not too hot weather for each night.

We want to thank all the race directors…
Undercliff / Overcliff: Steve Schallenkamp
Lou’s Run: Beth Glace
Patterson’s Pellet: Patrick Sheeley
Blueberry Run: Mendy Taylor

We also couldn’t put on this series without the help of numerous volunteers who help with registration, food prep, water stations, finish lines & sweep. They have our highest gratitude for the time they give to make our races great.

The Fun Run & Awards Ceremony will be at the Old Dutch Reformed Church on Huguenot Street in New Paltz, NY. The run will start at 7 and you can run as far as you like on the Rail Trail as long as you make it back in time for awards.

Looking forward to seeing everyone next week! Thank you again

New Paltz XC Summer Series #3 – Pattersons Pellet Results

While it wasn’t gorgeous weather I think it was much better than we expected last night at Minnewaska. I hope everyone had a great run. We once again had a record # of finishers! Glad to see so many people getting out and running in a beautiful place.

Results are available here -> Results
Kids Results are here -> Kids Results

The series awards report is here -> Series Awards
If you have run at least 2 races and have 4+ pts you are bolded and will receive the gift at the final night fun run. This will grow next week as people complete all 4 races.

Next weeks race is back at Minnewaska for The Blueberry Run. It’s approximately 4 miles.
Blueberry Run Course


If there are any issues with results or corrections please contact me at

Thank you…see you next week!

New Paltz XC Series #2: Lou’s Run – Results

We had another great night at Spring Farm in the Mohonk Preserve. It may have been a bit warm and humid but we had a great turnout for a wonderful run through the woods. Also another record turnout for the race. Thank you all for your continued support of our events.

Results are available here -> Results

Updated Series Awards are available here -> Series Awards
Runners in bold have met the minimum requirement to receive the gift at the end. Remember you need at least 4 pts to get the gift at the Fun Run on August 3rd

Next week we move Minnewaska State Park for Race #3 in the series Patterson’s Pellet. The race is about 3 miles and is an out and back.
Pattersons Pellet Course







See you next week!

New Paltz XC Summer Series #1 – Results

Thank you for such a great turnout last night at the first race in the series. 224 finishers is the largest field we’ve ever had for the race. It was a beautiful evening and I hope everyone enjoyed the course.

Here are the results – Results
Here are the award standings after week 1 – Week 1 Award Report

Kids Run Results – 2015 Kids Runs Week 1

Next week is “Lou’s Run” at Spring Farm @ Mohonk Preserve









See you next week!