Sunday June 20th, 2021
New Paltz, NY
Distance: Half Marathon · 5K · Trail
Bright and early on the Sunday morning of Father’s Day weekend, the New Paltz Challenge Half Marathon & Family 5K is set to make its 10th annual running this year along the city streets and rail trails that lie just outside this small town in southern New York state.
Fast and flat and run on a combination of paved surfaces and gravel and packed dirt trails, most of the race takes place along the former railroad corridor now known as the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail, a 23.7-mile trail that extends south from the village of Gardiner at its southernmost point all the way north through New Paltz to the town of Rosendale.