About the New Paltz Challenge

The New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce is proud to present its 7th Annual New Paltz Challenge!  The 2017 edition will be held on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 18, 2017. Pick your challenge!  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 bucolic 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. Same day registration is available for all races.

For our second year we’re featuring 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 after the award ceremony at 10:00 am.

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

Parking Map

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