The Castle to River Run takes place in the historic Hudson Valley.
The 1/2 marathon race takes you through the beautiful Hudson Highlands State Park and down to the Hudson River.
The 5K race follows part of Benedict Arnold's escape path down to the Hudson River and back to the Philipstown Recreation Center.
Our kids 1-mile takes place right on the recreation center grounds and enjoys the beautiful fall foliage and picturesque views.
Runner check-in opens at 7:30am. 1/2 Marathon starts at 9:00am. 5K starts at 9:30am. Kids race begins at 11:30am.
There is no cut-off time for the half marathon or 5k.
The 1/2 Marathon course is a mix of single track, double track, dirt road, and a few paved sections thrown in for good measure. The single and double track trails are mostly mildly technical with some longer stretches of more challenging technical terrain mixed in. The course rolls with a few big hills here and there. The bulk of the course is runnable.
The 5k loop is flattish with a couple of hills to keep you honest. It's mostly dirt single track that is runnable and not too technical.
Due to the course crossing private property, we won't be providing a map ahead of the race; however, you can view the elevation profiles for each race in the race photos.
Please note that if you head out onto the trails for a training run, you must follow the signs and stay off the Castle property. This is an insurance and liability issue. Thanks for understanding.
Location and Parking
The races start and finish at the Philipstown Recreation Department located at 107 Glenclyffe, Garrison, NY 10524.
Parking will be at the Philipstown Rec. As you enter Glenclyffe, look for volunteers to direct you where to park.
The 2020 Castle to River race will be held rain or shine. As this is a not-for-profit fundraiser for the Philipstown Recreation Department, we cannot provide refunds to participants. Only in the event that the race is canceled by the organizers (The Friends of the Philipstown Recreation Department) will refunds (less the non-refundable Ultrasignup service fee) be issued.
Shirts and Swag
All race entrants will receive a finisher’s award. Race shirts can be purchased for $10 during registration. You must sign-up by Monday, October 12th to be guaranteed a shirt in your size. We will have a limited number of shirts for sale at the race on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Local time: 2:07 PM