The Dutchess County Classic will hold its 42nd running as a virtual event.
The races are organized by the Mid-Hudson Road Runners Club.
The 2020 Virtual Dutchess County Classic will take place from Sunday 9/13-Sunday 9/20 and can be completed anywhere you would like! Participants can choose from the following distances:
* Half Marathon
* Full Marathon
The cost of each virtual event is $25 and all registered participants will receive a custom neck gaiter as well as a beautiful custom designed finisher’s medal.
The kid’s 1 mile virtual race will remain free but will not include any giveaway.
100% of the profits from the 2020 virtual event will be donated to Dutchess Responds, a 501(c)3 charity set up by the county to help other organizations in need during this difficult time.
To register go to: https://runsignup.com/Race/NY/Poughkeepsie/DutchessCountyClassic
How does a virtual run work?
– It’s simple! You complete the required distance at some point during the date range (9/13-9/20) anywhere you would like. You can do the run on a treadmill or anywhere outdoors, we only ask that you respect the guidelines that have been set forth for social distancing and please do not run in groups. You can track the time that it takes to complete your distance using the treadmill, a GPS watch or ANY activity tracking app (examples include but are not limited to: Runkeeper, Nike Run Club, Strava, etc. etc.) and will receive an email by end of day on Sunday 9/6 with instructions on how to submit your time into the live results starting on Sun 9/13.
Neck Gaiter & Medal Pickup/Delivery:
– Fleet Feet Poughkeepsie (1895 South Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601) will be hosting curbside pickup for the neck gaiters and medals starting on Friday 9/11. Participants can also opt to have their items mailed for an additional fee of $3.50 per registrant. An email will be sent by end of day on Sunday 9/6 with additional details regarding the pickup.
For more info go to: http://dutchesscountclassic.org.