Just as the weather starts warming up, before it gets too hot, join us for the annual Rhinebeck Hudson Valley Marathon! Whether you're looking for a new destination race, a quick getaway from the city, a reason to return, or just a chance to explore Rhinebeck, the Full and Half Marathon promise to be great fun for everyone. The race will feature rolling country roads on tree-lined streets, as well as views of the Hudson River, the Catskill Mountains. Come for the day and race or stay the whole weekend.
USATF Sanctioned Event
Full and Half Marathon courses are USTAF Certified. Full Marathon is a Boston Qualifier. USTAF Certification #: NY15105JG & NY15106JG
Half Map on USATF: https://www.usatf.org/events/courses/maps/showMap.asp?courseID=NY15106JG
Full Map on USATF: https://www.usatf.org/events/courses/maps/showMap.asp?courseID=NY15105JG
Race Day Packet Pickup: Race morning, beginning at 5:30am.
*Packet Pickup will be available the May 12th in Rhinebeck, location TBD.
USTAF Certification #: NY15105JG & NY15106JG
Full Marathon: 26.2 Miles (Two Loops)- This race is a USTAF Certified course. It is a Boston Qualifier.
Start Time: 8am (Cutoff time: 6 1/2 hours. Must finish by 2:30pm.)
August 13th - November 13th: $75
November 14th - April 14: $85
April 15 - Race Day: $95
Race Day- $105 (In cash)
Half Marathon: 13.1 Miles (One Loop)- The race is a USATF certified course.
Start Time: 8:30am (Cut-off time is 4 hours)
August 7th - November 13th: $55
November 14th - April 14: $65
April 15 - Race Day: $75
Race Day: $85 (In Cash)
2016 Race Results @http://prtiming.com/rhinebeckvalleymarathon-2016results/#/results::1463843449800
Aid Stations: Aid Stations with water, gatorade, and hammer gels (particularly for the marathoners) will be spaced along the course and used for hydration as well as aids at major turning points in the race. There are 6 stations for the half runners and 13 for the full as well as the finish line. All stations are spaced approximately 1.5 miles to 2 miles apart, with one location 2.5 miles.
Toilets: There are bathrooms at the start/finish line, as well as several porta-toilets located along the course.
Race T-Shirt & Finisher Medals: Runners will receive a race t-shirt, and a finisher medal. T-shirts are fitted and not baggy please order a size up or men's if you prefer a unisex fit (particularly ladies) if in doubt.
Race Awards: Will be given for male and female top finishers.
Race Day Parking: Parking will be located at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds and is free. Parking will be located on the street by the Mulberry Gate of the Fairgrounds, same location as 2015 for any past participants. Packet Pick & Registration will be held inside the gates, close distance to the cars if you need to drop off anything. There will be parking attendants there to direct you once you turn onto the street. Registration will begin at 6:30am. See you on race day! Location for your GPS: 99 Mulberry St, Rhinebeck, NY 12572
Course Description: This is a beautiful course that features rolling hills and picturesque village and country roads. There are many flat sections, and rolling hills are neither steep nor very long. It's just not completely fat as a pancake! The start and finish line are in the same location. The course begins at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds, marked with the letter "A" on the map. From the starting point the loop proceeds clockwise. At point "B" along one of the prettiest stretches of the course runners will turn around and return to the split, where they continue clockwise back to point "A." Half marathoners will proceed towards the finish line inside the fairgrounds, and full marathoners will venture clockwise to complete their second loop.
Elevation Description: Miles 1 to 4.5 are flat, runners begin gliding up and down on 3 percent grades from 4.5 to 6 miles. As you parallel the Hudson, visiting the pretty hamlet of Rhinecliff, you head north from 6 to 9.6 miles, turn around and then head south, passing expansive estates lined with stone walls on the gentlest of grades of -1% to 2%. You will turn left off River Road after 11 miles and head east toward the Village of Rhinebeck on gentle rolling hills averaging less than 2%. In the village on flat roads, half marathoners will end their loop by going left to finish inside the fairgrounds while marathoners will turn right and head out on a repeat adventure of their beautiful course.
Central NYC Stadium