Croton Dam Half Marathon, Marathon & 6.55 mile race

Croton Dam Half Marathon, Marathon & 6.55 mile race

 

8:00am Saturday May 26th

Out and back course. 3.275 mile mostly flat road. Half dirt, half paved. Fairly fast. Great place to score a good time. Very scenic and mostly shaded. Hardly any car traffic. It’s like being on a trail! Course is easy to follow. Time is recorded by runner on the honor system.

 

Cost-Free! Optional $10 donation to Daniels Music Foundation www.danielsmusic.org

Where

Croton Gorge Park-race starts on top of Croton Dam (north side). Croton Gorge Park is also a great place to spend the afternoon, http://parks.westchestergov.com/croton-gorge-park

Train-take Metro North Hudson Line from Grand Central to Croton-Harmon. There is a 6:20am train from Grand Central that arrives in Croton at 7:28am. Same train leaves Harlem 125th St. at 6:30am. (Croton Dam is 3 miles from train station). Taxi’s at train will take you to Croton Dam for $8. Taxi’s are available to go back to train as well, Taxi phone is [masked].

Driving-Plenty of parking at Croton Gorge Park. It’s a short walk to top of Dam. (RR 129, Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567. (note this is NOT Croton Point Park, the location is Croton Gorge Park.)

Details-You can leave your own aid at start. Nobody will be watching bags but it should be safe. I will have some gallon water jugs and cookies at start and at mile 3.275 turn around point. Bring your own water bottle so you can fill up.

If you plan on coming please RSVP on meetup so we know how many people to expect!

Questions-email me at [masked]

Michael Oliva

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  • Rachel

    Super fun - beautiful venue - well organized! Thank you Mike!

    May 29, 2012

  • Matt Gallegos

    Had a great time completing the 1/2 marathon and meeting everyone. It was a good group and a great day for a run. How many opportunities are you going to have to run on the Taconic Parkway? You just have to remember to stop before the hole gap in the bridge.

    May 29, 2012

  • Nicole Johnson

    Thanks for a terrific run. I loved meeting new people and the trail was a perfect new adventure.

    May 27, 2012

  • jmsanderson

    Fun run with old friends and new!

    May 27, 2012

  • Michael Oliva

    Hot day. 4 people finished the full marathon. Nice, shaded run course. Great scenery!

    May 27, 2012

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