Jailbreak Trail Marathon, Half Marathon & 50K

Sunday, October 11, 2015 • Dannemora, NY • Course Map

Set for its 6th annual running in the fall of 2015, this small trail race — which usually draws a few dozen runners each year — in upstate New York takes runners on an out-and-back tour of the old Delaware and Hudson railroad bed.

Runners in all three races start and finish the event in downtown Dannemora, a small town in the Adirondacks that is home to just under 5,000 residents. From there, the course takes runners west through town along Cook Street for most of the first mile or so.

After that, the race turns south onto Emmons Street for a brief stretch before turning again onto the old railroad bed trail, which runners will remain on for most of the rest of the race.

The half marathon will take runners out to the 6.55-mile point of the course, where they will turn around and then run back in the opposite direction along the route they just ran, all the way back in to Dannemora for the finish line.

Those running the full marathon will continue on to the 13.1-mile point before turning around, while those running in the 50K ultra will make their way to the 15.5-mile point before turning back.

Race Weather & Climate

Located about 20 miles from the Canadian border in northern New York state, roughly 320 miles north of New York City and about 40 miles northwest of Burlington, Vt., Dannemora typically sees cool to mild weather in October, which has brought record temperatures here as low as 14°F (in 1936) and as high as 88°F (in 1950).

On race day (Oct. 11), the average low is 40ºF and the average high is 58ºF.

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the Jailbreak Trail Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

See race website


  • $50


To reserve your spot in the 2015 running of Dannemora’s Jailbreak Trail Marathon, Half Marathon or 50K race, register online at the event website here.

Official Race Website



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