New Classics Challenge for 2014

The Hudson Valley Region of New York is home to three large running events:The Kingston Classic, Kingston, NY; The Classic 10K, Middletown, NY; and the Dutchess County Classic, Poughkeepsie, NY.

Classics Challlenge 2014 outlinedThe Classic Challenge is offered to those who plan to participate in all three events during 2014.   Participants will receive a custom t-shirt and be eligible for door prizes.  Age group awards will also be given based on least cumulative time.

Contact:  Frank Giannino @ 845-551-8270 for more information


Beam Team Workouts

Since 2001, Wayne Beam,one of the organizers of the Orange Classic 10K, has been leading training runs on the Classic 10K course in Middletown, NY.  The eight week Beam Team workouts for the 2014 Classic begin Sunday, April 6.  They will be held each Sunday @ 9 AM at Middletown High School’s sparkling new athletic facilities.

Turkey Trot 5K at the Galleria, Middletown, New York

The Wallkill East Rotary has organized the event.  I am proud to be a member of such a great and giving club. The first ever 5K Turkey Trot at the Galleria will take place at 8 AM on Thanksgiving morning, November 28, 2013.  The run/walk event will finish in front of the movie theater entrance.

Across America there on more running events held on Thanksgiving Day than any other day of the year.  I can’t imagine a better way to “Earn your Bird” than to celebrate together on Thanksgiving morning with a little exercise and community fun.  Whether you participate, volunteer or just come to watch your loved ones, this is a great way to begin one of the most important days of our year.

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Speaking to Rockland Road Runners Club

Rockland Runners Club

I am very excited to return to my roots – Rockland County and speak to premier running club in the county:  the Rockland Road Runners.  I will be speaking about my two Trans America Runs, overcoming common challenges unique to runners, and giving some shoe fitting tips.  I am looking forward to meeting up with some old friends, as well.  Hope to see you there.