The Walkway Half and Full Marathon and the Mid-Hudson Road Runners Club Treetops to Rooftops 5K, is set to take place on Saturday, June 13, 2015 beginning at Marist College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. These races are marked by a series of firsts. It will be the first marathon and half marathon to utilize the Walkway Over the Hudson — the world’s longest and highest pedestrian bridge – as well as showcase the William R. Steinhaus Dutchess Rail Trail. The 5K route will feature the City of Poughkeepsie. The Walkway Marathon is also the first marathon in New York State to meet the “Pledge of Sustainability” criteria outlined by Athletes for a Fit Planet, an organization that ensures eco-friendly practices at road races, triathlons, and other endurance events.
More than 2,000 runners, walkers, and wheelchair athletes are expected to compete in one of three flat, fast, USATF-certified races.
Event proceeds to benefit the Walkway Over the Hudson a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization committed to improving Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park by building amenities and providing programs to help this grand recreational and tourist attraction realize its full potential.
Many thanks go to committed partners: City and Town of Poughkeepsie Government, Dutchess County Government, Dutchess Tourism, Inc., Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce, Marist College, Hudson River Rowing Association, Mid-Hudson Road Runners Club, NYS Bridge Authority, NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, and Vassar College.
To learn more about the Walkway Marathon, to sign up to volunteer, to register for one of the three running events or to learn about sponsorship opportunities please visit http://walkwaymarathon.org/. or call: 845-454-9649
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