Race Info

The event debuted on September 13, 2014 in conjunction with the Thacher Park Centennial Festival. In 2015, we expanded the event to use more of the park's trails providing even more opportunity to see all that the park has to offer.
The event is managed by ARE Event Productions, an organization that puts on many events at Thacher Park and area trails.

The event is held in conjunction with the Albany Running Exchange's Club Day. In addition to the five main races, there will be also be a kids race held at 10:45am as part of ARE Club Day.

Event Day Timeline
  • 8:30am - All Races Start
  • 9:30am - 5K Awards
  • 9:45am - 10K Awards
  • 10:30am - Half Marathon Awards
  • 10:45am - Kids Race (~Half Mile)
  • 11:00am - ARE Club Day Begins (Schedule)
  • 12:30pm - Marathon Awards
  • 2:00pm - 50K Awards
  • 2:30pm - Time Cutoff for 50K Runners to begin last 4.9m (after this time, switched to marathon)
  • 4:00pm - Cutoff Time for all Participants

  • Awards
    Awards to the top 3 male and top 3 female finishers in each race.

    The Courses
    Complete Map (All Courses/Loops)
    Elevation Profile
    Strava Data of the Course (The Half Marathon; but all races are contained within per below.)

    All races start and finish at the exact same location and all races start together at the same time.
    The races begin with a loop around the grass field between Horseshoe II Pavilion and Route 157 before heading out to the trails on the 'north' side of the park (towards Hailes Cave Pavilion.)

    All races start together and share the first ~2K. At that time, the 5K turns left while all other races go right.

    The 10K, 13.1M, 26.2M, and 50K all run the first 6 miles together. At 6M, the three longer races go left to run along the fence line, while the 10K runners bare right to head towards the finish area.

    The 13.1M, 26.2M, and 50K continue on to the 'south' side of the park and complete a loop there. All three of these races run through the finish area at 13.1M.

    The 26.2M and 50K runners then repeat the entire course again. The 26.2M and 50K runners come through the finish at 26.2M, with the 50K runners then going back out for a 4.9 mile loop.

    Event Amenities
    Your entry includes food all day (pancakes, then BBQ) along with on-course water and other supplies (applicable to the longer races.)
    A commemorative item will be given to all participants.
    There will be music throughout the day, not to mention other events as part of ARE Club Day.

    Event Overview

    Thank you to everyone who joined us for our 2016 edition! We anticipate the 2017 event will be held in late August. Check back this fall.