The Thacher Park Trail Running Festival, produced by ARE Event Productions, was created in 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.
It truly is a gorgeous course. (Check out these pics.) We welcome you to enjoy the park's beautiful and tranquil scenery on a summer's day by participating in either the 10K, 13.1M, 26.2M or 50K.
2024 Date TBD (Mid/late August)
8:30am: Start Time (All Races)
10:15am: Time Cut-off (1:45) at 5.75M (base of parking lot 3-way intersection) to continue beyond 10K (or switched to the 10K)
11:15am: Time Cut-off (2:45) at 13.1M^ to continue beyond 13.1 (or switched to the 13.1)
2:00pm: Time Cut-off (5:30) at 26.2M for 50K* to begin last 4.9M (or switched to the 26.2)
2:20pm: Time Cut-off (5:50) at ~20M/~27.7M (Paint Mine Aid Station) for 26.2M & 50K to proceed onto the Paint Mine loop
3:00pm: Time Cut-off (6:30) for all Participants
Exclusively on race day, from 7:30am until 8:15am. Race day registrations will also be accepted.
Thacher State Park*
1 Hailes Cave Road
Voorheesville, NY 12186
A festive atmosphere and AWESOME post race food! There are also medals for the finishers in the 26.2M & 50K. Do note that there is not a physical item giveaway.
While you may have them on-site at the event, you are not permitted to participate with pets or strollers.
Help us make it happen! To better accommodate volunteers, we have divided the event into 3 different volunteer shifts of only a couple of hours each.
All races start and finish at in the same place. Additionally, all races start together at the same time (8:30 AM) 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 share the same first 6 miles. The three longer races then go left to run along the escarpment trail, 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.
The following cut-offs are in place based upon the event's volunteer, logistical, and safety plans.
YOU MUST SUPPLY YOUR OWN BOTTLE. THIS IS A CUPLESS TRAIL EVENT.
Nuun is available at locations A, C, D, G, H. These are the full service aid stations, which also include gels and other snacks.
End of Hailes Cave Rd
-Same spot as A-
Paint Mine Lot
Beaver Dam Rd
Hop Field Trl
-Same spot as D-
|2021 Status||Water Refill||TBD||Water Refill||Water Refill||TBD||Water Refill||Water Refill||Provide your own/TBD|
|3||to 50K||(Not on this final loop)||28.0m||(Not on this final loop)||30.0m||Done|