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Dutchess County Classic

September 15, 2019

The Dutchess County Classic, will celebrate its  41st Anniversary  Sunday, September 15, 2019 at a new location, Duchess Community College, 53 Pendell Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. The staging area is located in the College’s Parking Lot E, 40 Creek Road, Poughkeepsie.

This new location will allow races to take advantage of both the Dutchess Rail Trail and the Walkway Over the Hudson ( for half and full marathons).

This year’s event also features expanded race options including full marathons both running and wheeled, half marathons both running and wheeled, a 5K and a Kids 1 Mile Run.

Age requirements:

1 Mile Run: ages 4-12

5K: Minimum 10 years old by race day, or under 10 with parental permission.

Full and half marathons:  Minimum 14 years old by race day, under 14 with parental permission.

The entry fees:

(Please note: a service fee will be added to each pre-registration)

The wheeled events welcome wheelchairs and hand cranks.

Full marathons (Run and Wheel):   $65 through July 13th, $75 after July 13th, $85 Race Day.

Half Marathons (Run and Wheel):   $55 through July 13th, $65 after July 13th, $75 Race Day.

5K :  $25 through July 13th, $35 after July 13th, $40 Race Day.

Kids 1 Mile Run : Free through pre-registration, $10 Race Day.

T shirt guaranteed to all pre-registered by July 13th.

To register go to

Please no pets, jogger strollers, headphones, or carrying children while running.

For more information email Susanne O’Neil at

Race Schedule:

Week before Race (Sept 9 – 14) Packet pickup at Fleet Feet, 1895 South Road, Poughkeepsie.

Race Day:

If pre-registered, arrive 45 minutes before your race.

If race- day registering, arrive 90 minutes before your race.

6:45 – 7:45 am   Packet pickup

8:00 am  Kids’ 1 Mile Race


8:15 am  Full and Half Marathon (Wheel)

8:30 am  Full and Half Marathon (Run)

8:45 am  5K

Refreshments and awards served after race.

Prizes awarded  in many categories- see for details.

Ample parking available.

Last year proceeds from the event benefited United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region.

For more information visit


Thank you to these generous sponsors:

Health Quest

Orthopedic Associates

Durants Party rentals

Gold’s Gym


The Children’s Medical Group

Radio Woodstock 100.1 WDST

My Brother Bobby’s Salsa

The Bagel Shoppe

Imaginative Multi-Media

Adams Fairacre Farms

Mid Hudson Road Runners Club

Feldman Physical Therapy

Math & Physics Exploration