About the New Paltz Challenge

The New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce is proud to present its 9th Annual New Paltz Challenge! The 2018 edition will be held on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 17, 2018. Pick your challenge!  Choose from a Half-Marathon, Family 5K, and/or kid’s 1-mile run. The half-marathon features challenging running along the scenic Wallkill Valley Rail Trail south through the Yard Owl Brewery, and offers runners a bucolic New Paltz landscape with sweeping views of the Shawangunk Ridge, the town of Gardiner, farms, the Wallkill River, and Historic Huguenot Street, a National Historic Landmark District.  The 5k runs along Historic Huguenot Street and the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail.  This race is a combination of trail and road race.

Half Marathon features:

  • Chip Timing
  • Timed in 5-year age groups
  • All finishers will receive medals or other commemorative memento
  • Challenging running along the scenic Wallkill Valley Rail Trail south through the Yard Owl Brewery, and offers runners a bucolic New Paltz landscape with sweeping views of the Shawangunk Ridge, the town of Gardiner, farms, the Wallkill River, and Historic Huguenot Street, a National Historic Landmark District
    Combination trail and road race.

5K features:

  • Timed in 10-year age groups
  • Mostly flat running along Historic Huguenot Street and Wallkill Valley Rail Trail

All Races feature:

  • Water Stops
  • First Place in Age Group Prizes
  • Post-Race Refreshments

Proceeds to benefit the New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce and its community projects.

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View the 1/2 Marathon Course Here     View the 5K Course Here