Sunday, October 11, 2020 • Albany, NY • Course Map
Hundreds of runners make their way out to the streets and trails that connect Schenectady and Albany along the Hudson River each fall for this race, which this year will benefit the Animal Support Project, an all-species, all-volunteer service that intervenes for animals in crisis.
The race follows gentle, flat terrain for much of the course, which starts for the full marathon in Schenectady and for the half marathon in Cohoes, at Colonie Town Park. From there, the 13.1-milers follow their 26.2-mile compatriots all the way to the finish line in Albany at Jennings Landing.
Officially titled the Hannaford Supermarkets Half Marathon, the race will take you along portions of the Mohawk Hudson River Bike/Hike Trail, an 86-mile-long paved trail that’s part of New York’s Canalway Trail, a behemoth of a trail that, when complete, will stretch more than 500 miles across the state.
Runners can expect a course with a number of downhill stretches — albeit no corresponding uphill stretches, thankfully — along several miles of bicycle paths that take runners from Cohoes to the finish line in Albany.
A favorite race for runners looking to qualify for the Boston Marathon, the event takes participants along the Mohawk and Hudson Rivers and past the historic city of Watervilet, famous for its munitions arsenal and factory that has been in operation since 1813. The marathon, like the half-marathon, finishes in downtown Albany.
The course time limit for both races is 6 hours, making walkers welcome to complete the half marathon course.
Race Weather & Climate
The month of October brings generally cool and pleasant fall weather to the Albany area, though it can get quite cold there during this time of year. Temperatures average between 60°F and 33°F during the month, while rainfall averages about 3.23 inches for the month.
On race day (Oct. 11), the average low is 40ºF and the average high is 61ºF.
- 2019 Mohawk Hudson River Half Marathon Results
- 2018 Mohawk Hudson River Half Marathon Results
- 2017 Mohawk Hudson River Half Marathon Results
- 2016 Mohawk Hudson River Half Marathon Results
- 2015 Mohawk Hudson River Half Marathon Results
- 2014 Mohawk Hudson River Half Marathon Results
- 2013 Mohawk Hudson River Half Marathon Results
- 2012 Mohawk Hudson River Half Marathon Results
- 2011 Mohawk Hudson River Half Marathon Results
- 2010 Mohawk Hudson River Half Marathon Results
- $70 – $90 for the half marathon
- $95 – $120 for the full marathon
To reserve your spot in the 2020 running of the Mohawk Hudson River Marathon or the Hannaford Supermarkets Half Marathon, register online at ZippyReg.com here.
Official Race Website
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