Run 4 The River Half Marathon
Saturday, September 2, 2023
Schenectady County, NY
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Welcome to the Run 4 The River Half Marathon!
Sat, September 2, 2023 - 8AM Start Time
Rotterdam to Schenectady, NY

Kick off your fall racing season on the fast and net downhill Empire Trail from Rotterdam to Schenectady, a post race party with live music, and more!

Produced in partnership between Nark Running Strategies, ARE Event Productions, and Schenectady County.

Entry Fee
$50 through February 28
$65 from March 1 through April 30
$75 from May 1 through July 16
$85 from July 17 through race day

Course Information
Course Map

General Logistics/Bus Transport
This is a downhill point-to-point race that starts at Mabee Farm and finishes at Frog Alley Brewing in Schenectady. Parking is available at both the start and finish. You are encouraged to carpool/spot cars with a friend. We are also providing an optional shuttle (bus) service to the start from the finish for $10 per person. This bus option will operate from 6:45AM until 7:20AM.

Gear Check
Gear check will be available at the start line. You will be provided a bag (big enough to fit a pair of shoes, change of clothes, and other small items) that will be brought to the finish line.

Packet Pick-up

  • Thursday, 8/31: 4:30pm to 6pm at Nark Running & Strength (21A Railroad Ave, Albany, NY 12205).
  • Friday, 9/1: 6am to 1pm AND 4pm to 6pm at Nark Running & Strength (21A Railroad Ave, Albany, NY 12205).
  • Saturday, 9/2: 7am until 7:45am at the Start Line

Elite Athletes
Complimentary entry is available to participants who have achieved any of the following time standards since 1/1/2020:
Female: 18:00 for 5K, 1:20:00 for 13.1M, 2:53:00 for 26.2M
Male: 15:30 for 5K, 1:11:00 for 13.1M, 2:35:00 for 26.2M

Top 3 M/F receive $300, $200, $100.

Age Group
Top 3 M/F in 19-u, 10 year groups to 70+