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ABOUT

The Thacher Park Trail Running Festival debuted on September 13, 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.

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.

WHEN

Sunday, August 22, 2021
8:30AM: Start Time (All Races)

2:00PM: Time Cut-off for 50K* to begin last 4.9M
3:00PM: Time Cut-off for all Participants

*After this time, 50K runners are switched to marathon but are still subject to the 3:00PM cut-off.

PACKET PICK-UP

Exclusively on race day, from 7:30AM until 8:15AM. Race day registrations will also be accepted.

WHERE

Thacher State Park*
1 Hailes Cave Road
Voorheesville, NY 12186

*The park charges a $6 fee per vehicle. We encourage that you carpool.

ENTRY FEE SCHEDULE

Yes, there is also race day registration.

10K13.1M26.2M50K 
$25$40$50$55through 12/31
$30$45$55$60through May
$35$50$60$65through July
$40$60$70$75in August

AMENITIES

All pre-registrants receive a commemorative towel and also a post run meal. Medals are given to finishers in the 26.2M & 50K.

PETS & STROLLERS

While you may have them on-site at the event, you are not permitted to participate with pets or strollers.

VOLUNTEER

COURSE

OVERVIEW

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 LONG PATH
Escarpment Views
Roots & More Roots
Wide Paths
The Hang Glide Cliff
Single Track

CUT-OFFS

5.5 Hour Cut-Off (2PM) for 50K Runners to begin last 4.9m (after this time, 50K runners are switched to marathon)

6.5 Hour (3PM) Entire Course Cut-off Time (All participants must be done by this time; event operations cease.)

COURSE MAPS

10K Course - Strava Data

13.1M Course - Strava Data
The 10K is the first ~10K of this. The 26.2M is exactly 2 loops of this. The 50K is the 26.2M course and then 4.9M more, which is contained within the 'Hop Field' side of the course.
Full Course Map (Shows all races on a single map)

General Park Maps
Thacher Park - North Area Map
Thacher Park - South Area Map

Water/Aid Station Information

YOU MUST SUPPLY YOUR OWN BOTTLE. THIS IS A CUPLESS EVENT.
Water is available at these locations.
Some of what is shown below will be modified due to COVID-19. Check back on August 17 for final water plan.
LoopMiles A*
End of Hailes Cave Rd
B^
Ryan Road
C*
-Same spot as A-
D*
Paint Mine Lot
E^
Beaver Dam Rd
F^
Hop Field Trl
G*
-Same spot as D-
H*
Finish Area
2021 Status Water Refill TBD Water Refill Water Refill TBD Water Refill Water Refill Provide your own/TBD
10-13.1m0.75m3.75m5.5m7.5m8.5m10.75m12.0m13.1m
2to 26.2m14.0m17.0m18.5m20.5m21.5m24.0m25.0m26.2m
3to 50K(Not on this final loop)28.0m(Not on this final loop)30.0mDone
*^2021 significance TBD. (Depending upon COVID impact, this will refer to the level of aid provided.)

RESULTS

Event Records - Male
5K: 19:00 set by Josh Merlis in 2015
10K: 36:09 set by Eric Macknight in 2017
13.1M: 1:22:53 set by Shaun Donegan in 2016
26.2M: 3:17:31 set by Nick Curelop in 2017
50K: 3:54:46 set by Richard Messineo in 2017
Event Records - Female
5K: 25:35 set by Danielle Eckler in 2017
10K: 42:58 set by Nicole Soblosky in 2017
13.1M: 1:44:48 set by Gabriela Olivera in 2019
26.2M: 4:05:12 set by Lauren Carnahan in 2016
50K: 4:50:51 set by Lauren Carnahan in 2018

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