Hambletonian Marathon, Half Marathon & Good Time Trotters Relay
The Hambletonian Marathon, Half Marathon, and Good Time Trotters Relay will be postponed in 2017, due to declining runner participation and rising expenses. We’re proud to have raised more than $75,000 in the last four years for local charities, and extend our gratitude to the many volunteers, sponsors, and other supporters of this event. For more information, click HERE
for press release dated 12/1/16.
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, in the beautiful Hudson Valley. 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!
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: