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Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - SPORTS - Steve Schal­lenkamp Run­ning

On Satur­day, in con­junc­tion with Olive Day, was the Ja­son JonesKent Reeves 5k. This race was also the 7th in the 2018 On­te­ora Run­ners Club Grand Prix. This event raises schol­ar­ship money for On­te­ora High School stu­dents.

The over­all win­ners of the race were Adam McCutcheon (18:26) and Luc­ciana Robert­son (21:24). The top point scor­ers for the Grand Prix were John No­lis (18:57) and Sheryl Wheeler (22:12). Con­grat­u­la­tions to On­te­ora High cross coun­try coach Pat Burkhardt and his team for hon­or­ing these two men and or­ga­niz­ing this race for the com­mu­nity.

The next day, the an­nual Barry Hop­kins Run was held at the Olana State His­toric Site in Green­port. 44 run­ners and 13 kids par­tic­i­pated in this me­mo­rial run that raises funds for the Olana Part­ner­ship. The race is run on the car­riage paths of the for­mer es­tate of Frederic Church.

The house sits high above the Hud­son River. The 3.8-mile run around the pond and then up to the house and back down of­fers the run­ners both a beau­ti­ful course and a sat­is­fy­ing chal­lenge. The top-3 men were Zury Oates (23:40), Ryan McCann (24:44) and Steve Long­den (26:02). The lead­ing women were Made­line Mer­cado (28:36), Christine Natalie (31:04) and Mar­gaux Seche (32:48).

In the chil­dren’s 1k, the win­ners were Au­tumn Hop­kins in 5:56 and Lars Nil­son in 6:21.

This race is unique in that art­work and draw­ing sketch pads are pre­sented to all the win­ners. This race hon­ors the mem­ory and ser­vice of Barry Hop­kins who was both an avid run­ner and pas­sion­ate art teacher.

Sun­day, Sept. 30 is the 15th run­ning of the Pfalz Point Trail Chal­lenge 10-Mile race at the Mo­honk Pre­serve’s Spring Farm trail­head in High Falls. This race is run on the beau­ti­ful, sin­gle track and car­riage paths of the Pre­serve.

The trails cover the north­ern parts of the Shawan­gunk Ridge. The course is a “tale of two cities.” The first 5 miles have many up­hills as it climbs to the edge of the golf course and Guyot’s Hill. The sec­ond half of the course al­lows a run­ner to get re­warded for all that hard work.

Just to re­mind you that you are still on a moun­tain, there is a very “testy” hill 7.5 miles into the race. The last quar­ter of the race is gen­er­ally down­hill with a thrilling steep down­hill to the fin­ish at the beau­ti­ful Slinger­land Pav­il­ion.

The Pav­il­ion of­fers a view of the Catskill Moun­tains that has been dubbed “the mil­lion dol­lar view.” The Mo­honk Pre­serve has been called by the Na­ture Con­ser­vancy, “one of the last great places on earth.”

The race pro­vides par­tic­i­pants with a great look­ing and feel­ing shirt, a corn­bread, chilli and salad feast gen­er­ously pro­vided by the Bistro in New Paltz. It has awards in 10 year age groups for both men and women.

Best of all, it raises money for the mis­sion of the Mo­honk Pre­serve. Ja­son Tay­lor and his team of vol­un­teers know what run­ners want and pro­vides par­tic­i­pants with a run that keeps bring­ing them back ev­ery year. To reg­is­ter/more in­for­ma­tion go to mo­honkp­re­serve.org/pptc.

On Sun­day, Oct. 14, there will be the 4th My­ers Fly­ers 5k and kids one mile run. This race is or­ga­nized by the school’s PTA and raises money for many school ac­tiv­i­ties.

The races start and end on the school grounds in Hur­ley, but is mainly run on the paved Hur­ley Rail Trail. The course can be de­scribed as “flat and fast.” There is also a chil­dren’s mile run for ages 12 and un­der.

I help time this race and en­joy the en­ergy and en­thu­si­asm of the kids and PTA mem­bers. The course takes you right down main street of Hur­ley. Come run and pass the great­est con­cen­tra­tion of 17th and early 18th cen­tury stone houses in Amer­ica.

To reg­is­ter/more in­for­ma­tion go to my­ersf ly­ers.wee­bly.com.

A short drive out of the area, on Oct. 6 is the Vin­tage Run 5k and Half Marathon. This race is or­ga­nized by Myr­iam Loor and starts and fin­ishes at the site of the Wood­stock Fes­ti­val in Bethel, New York. Your en­try fee also gains you ad­mis­sion into the wine fes­ti­val.

If run­ning a chal­leng­ing 5k or half marathon course and then at­tend­ing a wine fes­ti­val is your idea of a great day, this event is for you. The tie-dye t-shirts will def­i­nitely re­mind you of the 1960’s and the “flower power” hip­pie era.

For more in­for­ma­tion vin­tageruns.org.

Satur­day, Oct. 27, there will be two well done races in the area.

In Saugerties, there will be the Cahill Clas­sic 5k put on by the Cahill Ele­men­tary School PTA. This event is run down Wash­ing­ton Street and past the HITS grounds. The course is out and back and has only one small hill.

Much like the My­ers Fly­ers 5k, it is the en­thu­si­asm of the kids, par­ents, school and com­mu­nity that gives this race a nice “vibe.” For more in­for­ma­tion saugerties.k12.ny.us/do­main/687

Also on Satur­day (the 27th) is the 9th An­nual Ul­sterCorps Zom­bie Es­cape 5k. This event is held on the trails at Wil­liams Lake in Rosendale. This Hal­loween theme race is very fam­ily friendly with a free kids fun run, a 1k fit­ness walk/hike and the 5k run.

Run­ners are en­cour­aged to dress in the spirit of the race. If you wear a flagged belt (pro­vided), it en­cour­ages zom­bies to chase you at var­i­ous places on the wooded course. If you ar­rive at the fin­ish with at least one flag in­tact, you re­ceive a spe­cial Zom­bie Es­cape award.

For run­ners not want­ing to be chased, you sim­ply do not wear the flagged belt. This event has a bon­fire, goodie bags, t-shirts and re­fresh­ments in­clude hot choco­late and s’mores. The race has awards for the top 3 men and women in all the stan­dard 10 year age groups.

Ul­sterCorps is a non-profit or­ga­ni­za­tion that re­cruits vol­un­teers to help with a va­ri­ety of vol­un­teer ser­vices through­out Ul­ster County. For more in­for­ma­tion/reg­is­ter go to zom­bies.ul­stercorps.org.

For any­one think­ing that I have left out in­for­ma­tion on this years Rosendale Runs Half Marathon and Plains Run, don’t worry, my next col­umn will preview that great event and pro­vide in­for­ma­tion on the 2018 Josh Feldt Af­ter the Leaves Half Marathon.

Cal­en­dar, re­sults

Race di­rec­tors, please sub­mit in­for­ma­tion for the race cal­en­dar to sports@free­manon­line.com. In­for­ma­tion should be in the form of a con­cise email with im­por­tant de­tails high­lighted and in­cluded in the body of the email. No race flyer PDFs.

Race re­sults should be sub­mit­ted di­rectly to me at ss­run54@aol.com.

Steve Schal­lenkamp has been ac­tive in area run­ning cir­cles since 1966 as run­ner, race di­rec­tor, vol­un­teer and coach. He is a mem­ber of the On­te­ora Run­ners Club and pres­i­dent of the Shawan­gunk Run­ners Club.

1 Au­tumn Hop­kins 5:46; 2 Lars Nil­son 6:21; 3 Abby Par­rella 7:42; 4 Evan­gene Nil­son 7:54; 5 Cassie Par­rella 7:59; 6 Eliana Gallo 8:16; 7 Greta Um­stead 8:32; 8 Brooke Schu­macher 9:20; 9 Con­nor Schu­macher 9:21; 10 Elsa Um­stead 9:32; 11 Amelia Barger-Kelly 9:32; 12 Kather­ine Ben­ton 9:37; 13 Felix Nils­son

Sun­day, Sept. 23: Rose­mary D. Gruner 5k 10:30 a.m. Di­etz Sta­dium Kingston, N.Y. In con­junc­tion with the Bene­dic­tine Hospi­tal Foun­da­tion’s Bike for Can­cer Care to benefit the Rose­mary D. Gruner Me­mo­rial Can­cer Fund. There will be two op­tions a 5K Fun Run/Walk and a 5K Timed Race{ must pre­reg­is­ter}. There will be free run for fun ac­tivi­ites for chil­dren ages 5-10. Reg­is­tra­tion fees are $15 be­fore Sept. 1 and $20 af­ter. For more in­for­ma­tion or to reg­is­ter go to http://www. bike­for­cancer.org/the-5k/ or (845) 481-1303. Sun­day, Sept. 23: The Tow­path Run/Walk 6K Ac­cord, N.Y. Walk starts at 9 a.m. and the run at 9:15 a.m. Day of reg­is­tra­tion is at the Town of Rochester Com­mu­nity Cen­ter 15 GLF Road, Ac­cord from 7:30-8:30 a.m. The event ben­e­fits the Lit­tle Ones Learn­ing Cen­ter a free preschool lit­er­acy pro­gram for chil­dren 6 and un­der. En­try fees are $18, $20 af­ter Sept. 20. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit lit­tleoneslearn­ing­cen­ter.org click on cal­en­dar or con­tact Mary Lee (845) 626-7249. Sun­day, Sept. 30: Pfalz Point Trail Chal­lenge 10 Mile Race 9 a.m. Mo­honk Pre­serve Spring Farm trail

Sun­day, Oct. 20: Rosendale Runs Half Marathon and 4.4 Miler, Rosendale Re­cre­ation Cen­ter Rosendale, N.Y. 8:30 a.m. Fees: Half Marathon $25, 4.4 Miler $15. This race is or­ga­nized by the Shawan­gunk Run­ners Club 100% of the pro­ceeds ben­e­fits the Town of Rosendale Re­cre­ation Depart­ment. For more in­for­ma­tion go to http://rosendaleruns.org or call (845) 214-6479 Satur­day, Oct. 27: 9th Ul­sterCorps Zom­bie Es­cape 5K run 11:30 a.m., Free kids 1k fit­ness run 11 a.m., 1k fit­ness walk 11:45 a.m. Wi­il­iams Lake Road Rosendale, N.Y. Fees $20 pre­reg­is­tered/$25 day of. Team dis­count of $15 per per­son. For more info go to http://zom­bies.ul­stercorps. org Thurs­day, Nov. 22: Fam­ily of New Paltz Turkey Trot 2018. 5k race. To reg­is­ter and fur­ther de­tails, visit https://www.new­paltz­turkeytrot.com or call (845) 255-8801.


The award win­ners show off their tro­phies at the re­cent Barry Hop­kins Run at the Olana State His­toric Site in Green­port, N.Y.

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