New routes set for Kingston Clas­sic

Both 10K and 2.1-mile cour­ses will start near T.R. Gallo Park in Down­town

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - FRONT PAGE - By Eric Hough­tal­ing sports@free­manon­line.com

The race routes for the 2017 Ki­wa­nis Kingston Clas­sic were fi­nal­ized this week, ac­cord­ing to race co-di­rec­tor Car­los Perez.

The cour­ses for both the Clas­sic 10-kilo­me­ter dis­tance and the ac­com­pa­ny­ing 2.1-mile run are read­ily avail­able on the web­site, www.ki­wanisk­ingston­clas­sic.com.

The Clas­sic is sched­uled for 1 p.m. on April 23.

“We are very ex­cited to un­veil the cour­ses, es­pe­cially the 10k,” Perez said. “We be­lieve we have a very unique and chal­leng­ing course that run­ners are go­ing to like.”

Perez said both races will start near T.R. Gallo Me­mo­rial Park be­hind Mariner’s Har­bor restau­rant on the Strand in Down­town Kingston.

Run­ners will head out on Dock Street, turn­ing left at the blink­ing light on Abeel Street.

Those com­pet­ing in the 10k will con­tinue on Abeel Street un­til turn­ing around at the in­ter­sec­tion for Wil­bur Av­enue.

Run­ners in the 2.1-mile, which starts at 1:30 p.m., will turn around on Abeel at the light, head­ing back across Wurts Street, tak­ing a right onto the Strand and con­tin­u­ing un­til turn­ing around at Abruyn Street, then back to the fin­ish line un­der­neath the John T. Loughran Bridge.

The 10k run­ners, mean­while, will con­tinue on Abeel and turn right to go across the Wurts Street bridge be­fore turn­ing back near the Rainbow DriveIn in Port Ewen, and back across the bridge, with a right turn onto Abeel and an­other right onto the Strand.

“From there, the run­ners are go­ing to con­tinue on the Strand, past the Trol­ley Mu­seum, and will turn left onto Abruyn, right onto East Union St., and then left onto North Street,” Perez added.

“They will con­tinue on

North Street and turn right onto Delaware Av­enue, con­tin­u­ing to Kingston Point Ro­tary Park and onto the run­ning trail next to the Trol­ley tracks. It will pro­vide a beau­ti­ful view of the Kingston Light­house, the Hud­son River and the Rondout Creek.”

Run­ners will emerge from the trail and head back on North Street to the fin­ish un­der the Loughran Bridge.

“We are very happy with the course and we think it will be well re­ceived,” Perez said.

On­line reg­is­tra­tion is cur­rently un­der­way on the Clas­sic web­site, with en­try fees of $20 for the 10k by April 1, $25 thereafter, and $15 for the 2.1 mile run.

TA­NIA BARRICKLO — DAILY FREE­MAN FILE

Run­ners pass through Up­town Kingston dur­ing a pre­vi­ous Kingston Clas­sic 10k race. The new course route is set for Down­town Kingston for the 2017 edi­tion of the Clas­sic.

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