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May 6, 2018 (Sunday)
5 K, 1 Mile
Schodack Island State Park
Schodack Landing, TROY
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Information on 2018 Literacy 5K Run/Walk:
The Race Day schedule includes a Story Walk for children, an 1.5 mile guided Nature Walk, a Youth Mile and the 5K Run/Walk followed by an Awards Ceremony at 11:15 am. This is a family friendly event and will include children activities, and health and educational activities provided by local businesses and/or agencies. In addition participants and families will have the opportunity to remain in the park and enjoy the many amenities it offers including the picnic areas, biking, volleyball, horseshoes, and a kayak/canoe launch site. The park is designated as a State Estuary having a portion of the park sheltering a Bird Conservation Area that is home to bald eagles, cerulean warblers and blue herons that nest in the cottonwood trees.

5k Trail Run/Walk –The 5K course will take runners/walkers over fairly level, wide, hard packed dirt trails. Participants will experience the thrill of racing through a shady forest of Cottonwood and Locust trees, over wide trails of hard packed dirt and grass. The course will take runners to the banks of the beautiful Schodack Creek where eagles will watch them race by. Just before crossing the finish line they will take a victory lap around the main park area on a smooth, stone dust path.
Youth Mile – The Youth mile course will take the runners around the park’s oval and over its smooth, stone dust track while spectators will have the chance to cheer them on.
Guided Nature Walk – This 1.5 miles guided walk suitable for all ages and abilities will begin and end at the Pavilion. The route will follow the bike path stopping for views of the Hudson River and Schodack Creek. May see a variety of plants and birds and maybe even some eagles along the walk.
Story Walk – A fun way to enjoy nature and listen to a story. The Story Walk will be led by Castleton Public Library staff and is most appropriate for children (8 & under).
The time and fees :
7:45 Registration
8:15 Guided Nature Walk: $10 Pre-registration; $15 Race day
9:00 Story Walk (ages 8 & under) Suggested $5 or donation in any amt.
9:30 Youth Mile: $10 Pre-registration; $15 Race day
10:00 5K Trail Run/Walk: $30 Preregistration, Race Day 5/7 $35


Event Start Location
Schodack Island State Park - Main Picnic Pavilion

Course Description
5k Trail Run/Walk –The 5K course will take runners/walkers over fairly level, wide, hard packed dirt trails.

Awards
Top Male and Female runners (1st-3rd) and top M/F for age categories; also top boy/girl - 1st-3rd in Youth Mile

Packet Pickup / Expo
Pick up day of event

Timing / Results
www.areep.com

Post Race Activities
www.areep.com

Weather
Rain or Shine

Directions
approx. 9 miles south of Rensselaer NY on State route 9J

Parking
Parking fee included in Registration
 
 

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