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Overall Rating (2 Reviews)
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(2 Ratings)(2 Reviews)
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Mohawk Hudson River Marathon – Your PR awaits. Think fast. Think flat. Think about accomplishing one of the greatest challenges of your life: the marathon. There’s no better place to test your mental and physical strength than on our course, described in Runner’s World Magazine as “simple, understated and stunning”, … MORE
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    lbrown73 FIRST-TIMER '17

    This was my fifth marathon and I thought the scenery was wonderful. I grew up in Ravena, NY, just south of Albany, and there were many areas that I had … MORE

    This was my fifth marathon and I thought the scenery was wonderful. I grew up in Ravena, NY, just south of Albany, and there were many areas that I had never seen or been to before. I loved the views of the rivers and the course was very easy to follow. The first 3 miles you run on paved roads in Schenectady before hitting the bike trail next to the Mohawk River. For the next several miles you are running on a nice bike trail with views of the river and the trees and houses along side. Virtually no traffic at all and there was plenty of help from the volunteers to tell you which way to go. There were aid stops every 2ish miles with water and gatorade. I was getting hungry around mile 10-12 and it would have been nice to have more than just Gu (I don’t really care for Gu). Maybe half a banana or bagel? Anyways, I think it was around mile 14-15 we got into the paved streets again and this part was a little rough in the city streets but everything was marked. There was traffic here but there were many volunteers and police helping to make sure nothing happened. I always felt very safe and secure during the entire race. Around mile 19 I hit the bike trail along the Hudson River and followed that to the finish. This trail has beautiful views of the Hudson River and there are picnic areas, trees, and other walking paths. The path was very wide and flat. Around mile 23 I went under a bridge and around some trees and then there was the city of Albany! The Corning Tower and The Egg in front of me. The crowds start to grow and it definitely helped me forget the horrible blisters on my feet and go faster to the finish at Corning Park. All in all it was a great course with lots to look at the whole way. The only complaint I have was that around mile 17 I saw a sign for a medical tent and I really needed some band aids for my blisters and I never saw any medical people or a tent? Weird. I would do this race again. I recommend it to anyone looking for a flat course with nice river views and trees. Albany is a sizable city but is easy to get around with plenty of parking, trails, shopping, site seeing, and fall apple picking!

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    bioprofsd FIRST-TIMER '16

    This marathon was run mainly on bike trails along the Mowhawk and Hudson Rivers from Schenectady to Albany, NY. There were some nice fall colors in the leaves, but I … MORE

    This marathon was run mainly on bike trails along the Mowhawk and Hudson Rivers from Schenectady to Albany, NY. There were some nice fall colors in the leaves, but I was a little disappointed that there weren’t more views of the rivers. The course had a couple of gradual uphills in the first half of the race, but it was mainly downhill clear to the finish. I didn’t think the multi-colored medals were anything special, but overall I thought it was a well-managed race.

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