Helderberg to Hudson Half Marathon
Sat, 4.15.2023 · Albany, NY
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ABOUT

The Helderberg to Hudson Half Marathon is a full-scale "major event" in the Capital of New York. It is a point-to-point downhill course on a very fast surface. It debuted in 2019 with over 2,500 registrants in its first year and is now faster than ever, taking advantage of recent updates to the final 2 miles of the course to reduce the number of turns and the paving of a brand new surface.

See photos and video here.

WHEN

Saturday, April 15, 2023
8:30AM: Race Start

PACKET PICK-UP

PPU will be offered on Thur (4/13), Fri (4/14), and Sat (race morning at the start line). Exact times and locations TBA in March.

WHERE

THE START*
Wallace (New Scotland) Town Park
148 Swift Rd
Slingerlands, NY 12159

*There is no parking at the start. Please refer here for complete details.

THE FINISH
Jennings Landing (Amphitheater)
1 Quay St
Albany, NY 12207

ENTRY FEE SCHEDULE

ARE Members save $5 here.
$55through 12/31
$651/1 to 2/16
$752/17 to 3/16
$803/17 to 3/31
$854/1 to 4/8
$90Race Week (4/9+)

AMENITIES

In addition to a truly awesome experience, there is a delicious post run meal, 1 free beer, and live music at the finish line! You also get FREE race photos and your name printed on your bib. Yes, there IS gear (bag) check, too. In addition, your entry fee includes the (recommended) bus transportation to the start and a sweet finisher's medal! There is also an optional custom fully sublimated event long sleeve ($25).


THE 23.1 CHALLENGE

Be amazing and give yourself an awesome spring goal!

Take on the Helderberg to Hudson 13.1M on Sat, 4/15 and then join us for the Miles on the Mohawk 10M on Sun, 5/28.

Both courses are FAST and EXHILARATING experiences! Those registering for the 23.1 Challenge receive a discount AND a super cool medal for the challenge.

Just $95 through 12/31 to run BOTH races. (After 1/1, the price is $110.)

TRAINING PLANS

View the Training Plans

There are two training plan options based upon your current fitness/general goal for the race. Even if you are not starting with them from the day they begin, they can still work well for you if adapting them as your training within February through early March.


PARKING/START TRANSPORTATION

The race begins at Wallace Town Park in Voorheesville - a town with a population smaller than the anticipated size of this event.

There is NO PARKING at the start line, nor within 1 mile of it.

All participants should park by the finish at the ParkAlbany Riverfront Garage and use the free bus service.
Buses will be provided from there (State St/Broadway) to the start, running continuously from 6AM until 7:15AM.

PLEASE NOTE:
  • There is no bus service after 7:15AM.
  • There is no bus service after the race.
  • There is no parking at the start nor within 1 mile of it.
  • You are welcome to get dropped off at or park at either Voorheesville Elementary School or St. Matthews Church. (Both are by the 1 mile mark) and walk to the start. (This requires you to arrange your own transport back to your car post-race.)
  • There is also the discouraged but allowed option to get dropped off near the start line. The exact details of this are TBD based upon the total number of people desiring this.

The registration page asks for your expected method of getting to the start line.


PETS & STROLLERS

Pets and strollers are not permitted on the race course.

EVENT MEDIA

Head to the Results section to also see photos and video from previous years.

VOLUNTEER

We need help to make this race happen. Volunteers are primarily needed as course marshals, as well as helping with general staging. No prior experience is necessary.

VIRTUAL PARTICIPANT OPTION

For those unable to attend, you do have the option (after registering as an in-person registrant), to switch to be a virtual participant. This is done via your Registrant Portal.

  1. Virtual participants have from Fri, 4/14 through Sun, 4/23 to complete their run.
  2. There is no restriction regarding the route or surface you choose.
  3. Submit your results via your Registrant Portal page linked in your Confirmation Email. (You will also receive an email race week with this link, or you can look it up here.)
  4. GETTING YOUR ITEMS
    Virtual participants may pick up their item(s) at the in-person packet pick-up. If unable to attend, those who switch to virtual by March 28, will have their items (ie. medal and if applicable, their optionally ordered hoodie) shipped to them at no fee. Those who switch on March 29 or after will only have their items shipped if they pay the $10 shipping fee, for which they will receive an email in late April with the option to do so.

Registration Policies

REGISTRATION INSURANCE

For an additional $12, which can only be paid at the moment you create your registration, you can insure your registration. This provides for a NO QUESTIONS ASKED refund of your entry with a deadline of Wed, 4/12 at 11:59:59PM ET. The request must be made as an email to director@helderbergtohudsonhalf.com prior to that time. After 4/12 this insurance expires and refunds will not be granted.

For those choosing the 23.1 Challenge, do note that this registration insurance applies to your combined registration for both events (and with that same deadline of Wed, 4/12). If you do request a refund prior to the deadline, do note that your entry into both events is canceled, and if you desire to participate in one of them, you will need to register for that specific race.

REFUND POLICY

There are no refunds. The only exception is if you purchase registration insurance (and then you are still subject to the deadline as explained above). If you do NOT purchase registration insurance, your entry is non-refundable. If you still desire some method to recoup some of your entry and you did not purchase registration insurance, you can try to find someone to transfer your entry to, as described below.

REGISTRATION TRANSFERS

Note: Transfers do not count towards referrals.

Transfers are permitted through April 1. A transfer is when you officially give your registration to someone else by providing them with a code generated by ZippyReg from your Registrant Portal, linked in your confirmation email. (Get help here.)

By clicking a button, you permanently give-up your registration, generating a code that you can give to someone else to take that voided registration. The person replacing you then registers with that code, paying only the $15 transfer fee. If you desire to be reimbursed for any portion of your entry fee, this is arranged between you and the other person - it is fully independent of ZippyReg.com (our registration provider).

DEFERRALS

There are no* deferrals for 2023 registrations. Consider either purchasing registration insurance or transferring your entry to someone else (described above) if you otherwise are unable to attend.

*For those who had their registration deferred in 2020 due to the onset of the pandemic/rescheduling of the event, please refer here for details.


Results & Awards

Timing Information

ARE Event Productions (the organization also directing the event) will be timing the race, providing live tracking & results. (Exact tracking locations to be announced race week.) The results will include both GUN and NET time.

Awards Information

OVERALL - GUN TIME Basis - Cash Prizes & Bonuses (Amount TBD)
The Top 3 Male and Female finishers
The Top 3 MASTERS (Age 40+) Male and Female finishers (If within the Top 3 Overall, wins BOTH cash prizes.)

AGE GROUPS

All overall (cash) winners are included in their age groups. (There IS 'duplication'). As such, the results will accurately show everyone's placing in their division.

The Top 3 Male and Female finishers in each age group (based on NET time) will receive an award. Categories: 14-U, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+

Medals

All half marathon finishers receive a medal at the finish line.


Event Store

Will be available early winter.

COURSE

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

This FAST SURFACE & point-to-point DOWNHILL USATF certified course (NY19001JG) starts at Stephen P. Wallace (New Scotland Town) Park and finishes at Jennings Landing on the Hudson River. The first ~2 miles are on the streets of Voorheesville. The next 9 miles are on the gently descending paved path of the Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail. The final ~2 miles are on the recently completed rail trail connector to the Hudson River bike path.

ELEVATION

Starting Elevation: 423'
Max Elevation: 513' at 0.42 miles
The race then drops 500' to a finishing elevation of 13'.

ON COURSE TOILETS

Portable toilets are located at each water stop.

WATER STOPS

There are 6 water stops. NUUN will be available at stops #3, #4, #5, and #6.
Stop #4 will have GU (Exact flavors TBD)

IT IS HIGHLY ENCOURAGED AND PREFERRED that you run with your own water carrying device. (ie. Bottle, pack, etc.) This will reduce both physical and litter waste, along with enable us to better allocate event personnel to activities that enhance your experience.

If you DO use a cup you receive on the course, PLEASE either throw it in a garbage can that is placed shortly after the water stop OR continue to run with it packed into your shorts, etc. until you reach the next water stop/garbage can.

DO NOT LITTER.

#DistanceGapLocation
12.02.0Pine St just prior to Voorheesville Ave
23.21.2Rail Trail - Intersection with Hilton
35.72.5Rail Trail - Kenwood Parking Lot
48.12.4Rail Trail - American Legion
510.82.7Rail Trail - Exit onto Route 32
611.91.1South End Connector Trail under 787 by 4th Ave

COURSE CUT-OFFs

You must reach each checkpoint by the indicated cut-off time to remain in the race. Those behind pace will be driven back to the finish line by event staff.

LocationDistanceTime of DayClock TimePace
Water Stop #3 - Kenwood5.79:55am1:2514:54
Water Stop #5 - Route 3210.811:15am2:4515:16
Finish Line13.112:00pm3:3016:01

SPONSORS

SHOWING 2022 SPONSORS & INFO

Will be updated for 2023 on January 1.
We welcome your consideration of being an event sponsor. Your involvement will help elevate the event as well as expand the reach of your brand.

PLATINUM

DIAMOND

GOLD

RESULTS

Event Record - Male
1:03:55 (4:53 pace) set by Daniel Lennon (24, Albany, NY) in 2019
Event Record - Female
1:17:02 (5:53 pace) set by Cara Sherman (25, Clifton Park, NY) in 2022

2022

Voorheesville to the Hudson River on the Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail

13.1M Results
Virtual Results

2021

Loop course staged from the Altamont Fairgrounds

13.1M Results
5K Results
Virtual Results

2020

Loop course staged from the Altamont Fairgrounds

13.1M Results
Virtual Results

2019

Voorheesville to the Hudson River on the Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail

13.1M Results

PHOTOS

2022

  1. Candids from the entire day
  2. By the Hannaford at 1.5M
  3. Candids courtesy of Peter Thomas
  4. Directly in your results (From 5K, 10K, 15K, 20K, Finish)
  5. -- See all course photos that are otherwise linked in your results--

Photos from the event are integrated directly into the individual results page for each participant. As such, access the results above and click on a person's name to their see their photos.

2019 Photo Sampling

VIDEO

2022 Video

Welcome to ARE EVENT PRODUCTIONS


Promoting the sport on all sides of the finish line.

OUR EVENTS
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