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Holiday Classic 5k & Viking Run

While the Shawangunk Runners don’t have any races coming up there are 2 nice winter races coming up in the area.

Saturday 10/20 @ 10am
The Holiday Classic 5k at Columbia-Greene Community College on Rt. 23 in Hudson, NY.
Please check out the race flyer for more details – Flyer | Online Registration
Smaller age groups for awards and gloves to the first 150 registrants.
Please bring a unexpired dry good item with you to donate

Sunday 10/28 @ 1pm
The Viking Run (10k) at St. Peters Church in Rosendale, NY.
Race day sign-up only with a donation of $5.
I’ve heard this is one doozy of a course. 😉

2014 Rock and Snow “Bridge 2 Bridge” 5 Mile Run Results

I’m not sure we could have had a better early August morning for the 2014 Rock and Snow “Bridge 2 Bridge” 5 Mile Run benefiting the Mohonk Preserve. There was a lot of good and positive energy at the Spring Farm Pavilion and lots of smiles. Everyone I talked to loved the course and, of course, the beauty they were running in. I personally could have done without the hill at mile 2 though. 🙂

As always, a race would be nothing without the tremendous effort of the volunteers. I’d like to personally thank all those out on the course making sure people went the right way, the people at the water stop, the finish line crew and all those others who helped before, during, and after the race.

There was also plenty of food to fuel the runners and I’d like to thank Yvonne for making the Veggie Salad. I may have eaten a few more cookies than I should have…oh well.

Here are the results from this morning – Results

Thanks again to all the runners and the volunteers!

2014 New Paltz Summer XC Series Finale

MugsLast night saw the conclusion of the 2014 Summer Cross Country Series. Another wonderful night for everyone to go out and run the distance of their choice without that pesky clock or others to race against. Even I, the timer, got to leave the computer in the car and go for a nice 8 mile run. We had beautiful mugs for awards this year designed and hand crafted by Solveig Comer of Most Precious Pottery.

I’d like to thank all the amazing volunteers, without them we wouldn’t be able to attend to all you racers. A special thanks goes out to Beth Glace, Steve Schallenkamp, Christine Kelton & Mendy Taylor who were the race directors for the 4 races. It takes a lot of time and effort to put those races on and I’m thankful we have such a wonderful group of leaders.

I’d also like to thank Charlotte Kopp for taking pictures at the races. She recently posted up her pictures from last weeks Blueberry Run – Photos

High Points
Here’s a link to a few pictures I took at the Fun Run last night – Photos

Finally I’d like to put a plug in for the Rock and Snow “Bridge 2 Bridge” Run that is coming up on Saturday August 9th, 2014.  It’s a benefit run for the Mohonk Preserve. There is no day of registration so make sure you sign up early.

After The Leaves will be coming up in November and is the last of the Shawangunk Runners races for the year. Keep an eye out for a post on that.

Thanks again!


Summer Solstice Run Registration

Registration is now open for the Summer Solstice Run 14K Trail Race!!!

The race starts at Lake Minnewaska and runs along incredible cliffs, circles pristine glacial lakes, and through blooming mountain laurel. This is one of the most beautiful runs, anywhere.

More information can be found on the event page

Pictures from the 2013 Race – Charlotte Kopp, Martin Weiner

Pictures from the 2012 Race – Martin Weiner

2014 Kingston YMCA Kids’ Classic

The YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County proudly presents the 18th annual Kids’ Classic event at Dietz Stadium. All benefits go to the YMCA Strong Kids Scholarship Campaign
to help send children to Camp and After School programs.

Race Flyer

When: Saturday, May 3, 2014
            First Race Kicks Off at 8:00am

Where: Dietz Stadium in Kingston, NY

Recover From The Holidays 50K

Having postponed the run for a day because of dangerous temperatures it was a beautiful mostly sunny day to run. Snow covered most of the roads which made some places slick and footing tough. There was some beautiful ice both in Norrie Point as well as near the turnaround point that I enjoyed immensely especially as the temperature rose and the ice was making cracking sounds. I saw many familiar faces as well as a few wearing Shawangunk clothing. 20 brave souls completed the entire 50k. You can find results and links to pictures on the Races page.