Kiwanis Kingston Classic 10K
Due to the limitations of the Trolley Trail, the 10K race will be cutting off registration at 500 runners. This ONLY applies to the 10K Race - other races do not have this limitation. This is for the safety of all 10K runners. Register early in order to guarantee your spot.
Start Time: 10:00 am
Starting Line: Hudson Valley Maritime Museum
Race Day Registration right up until 9:30 am. No registrations beyond that please.
Packet Pickup Times:
Packet pickup is held on the Rondout at the Hudson River Maritime Museum Barn (next to the Matilda Tugboat)
Saturday Pickup 4/22/2023 from 10 am – 12:30pm
Sunday Pickup 4/23/2023 from 8:00 am – 9:30 am
The Kiwanis Kingston Classic 10k race will be held along the waterfront in Downtown Kingston. The course will start on East Strand (right at the parking lot for boarding the Rip VanWinkle boat). Runners will head straight out to the end of East Strand and go straight onto North Street. Runners will cross Delaware Avenue and continue onto the Brickyard Trail. Turn-around will be at the end of the Brickyard Trail and return to Delaware Avenue. Runners will then make a left onto Delaware Avenue and go past the entrance to Kingston Point Beach. Then will crossover and make a right into Rotary Park and then onto the Kingston Point Trolley trail. Runners then make a right onto North Street then a left onto East Strand and return to the starting line which is also the finish line.
The course is relatively flat with a few rolling upgrades and a couple of more challenging upgrades along the way. There will be many views of the Rondout Creek with a spectacular view of the Hudson River while running through Rotary Park and scenic view of the Kingston Light House on the rail trail towards the end of the race.
Traffic Control and Safety
Our main concern for the runners and walkers is their safety. We will have barricades and volunteers all along the course for traffic control, as well as police in critical areas. However, we also need to be aware of the inconvenience to vehicular traffic and the amount of time we keep our volunteers on the course. Our goal is to open up most of the intersections except for the finish line area by 11:30 am and noon. This should give the the 5K and 1.5 mile participants time to finish and the last 10k runners should be off Delaware Avenue and inside Rotary Park. We will keep the portion of the Strand to the finish line staffed until 12:00 pm and will keep the finish line open as long as possible. Runners will be informed when we open up traffic and we ask you to stay on the proper side of the road for your safety
For folks new to running and even those seasoned to the sport, it is always a good idea to keep some basic considerations in mind. We have found that the information within the attached link accurately represents our philosophy and expectations for the Kiwanis Kingston Classic. Please click here to read more! http://www.rrca.org/education-advocacy/etiquette-for-runners/
To view an interactive map of this course please click here:
T.R. Gallo Park is located on West Strand Street near on the Rondout Waterfront in Downtown Kingston. For driving directions click the "directions" link in the map above.