Hambletonian Marathon, Half Marathon & Good Time Trotters Relay

Sunday October 2, 2016   –   8:00 am

Be Humbled by the Hills While Taking in Views that Thrill!

A Race for Diehards*

A Real Runners’ Marathon*

The “Big Sur” of the Northeast**

…and don’t forget the dancing cows!

It’s the Hambletonian Marathon!

The fourth annual event is taking place on Sunday, October 2, 2016 in colorful Orange County, Goshen, New York…just an hour-and-a-half north of New York City. Looking for a challenge? Then the Hambletonian is the race for you!

  • Run 26.2 miles of glorious rolling roads, farmlands, and trails through Goshen and nearby Orange County communities
  • Take in breathtaking scenic vistas and brilliant fall colors
  • Thrill to the sight of dancing cows (yes, you read that right!)
  • Receive unparalleled support from committed volunteers and local spectators along the entire route
  • Finish at the spectacular Goshen Historic Horse Track, the oldest harness racing track in the world (don’t worry…the horses have assured us the track is ours for the day!)
  • Celebrate at our Finish Line Festival, featuring a comforting meal, cold beer and other drinks, and post-race activities!

New This Year:  Half Marathon!

If the notion of running 26.2 miles of glorious hills makes you want to:

  • Run home and hide under the covers
  • Start popping pain relievers NOW
  • Take up knitting instead of running
  • Cry like a baby

….. you can still participate!

Many of our supporters have asked us for a half marathon, and we’ve heard you. This year’s event will therefore feature the first-ever Hambletonian Half Marathon (13.1 miles) for those who want to be part of this historic event, but just aren’t up to the full course.

Yes, of COURSE We Still Have the Relay!

As always, we still have our ever-popular Good Time Trotters Relay! And this year’s event includes a two-person event. Your relay options:

  • 3-person relay: Leg 1 (11.5 miles), Leg 2 (9.8 miles), Leg 3 (4.9 miles)
  • 2-person relay: one person may run any two legs
  • Extend Leg 1 of either relay option to also include the half marathon!

See what others have said about us on marathonguide! This is a race not to be missed!

*Read about us in Psychology Today!
**Comment from a 2015 marathon participant

2016 Hambletonian ® Marathon Proceeds to Benefit:

Food Bank of the Hudson ValleyOrange County Citizens Foundation



We will hold the first official training run for the marathon on June 11, 2016 at 7am at the start of the Heritage Trail in Goshen.

In preparation, marathon trainees should be increasing their long weekend runs to a distance of 6 to 8 miles.

For the first run, we will run the first 8 miles of the course and add 1 mile (I will pick you up at the entrance to the trail at Hartley Road at about the 8 mile mark, where you will leave your car, and I will drive you to the start line for the start of the run at 7 am). More specific details (directions, timing, etc.) will follow as we get closer.

EVERYONE is welcome, no matter the pace, or if you are running the Hambletonian or not. The course will be marked and we will provide directions. Please join us! Check here or Facebook for future updates.