New York > Madrid Bluegrass Ramble Half Marathon, 10K & 5K
Madrid, NY • Sunday, June 23, 2012 • Course Map
Part of the Madrid Bluegrass River Festival, a weekend-long series of events highlighted by bluegrass music, a children's fishing derby and more, the 13th annual Madrid Bluegrass Ramble Half Marathon usually draws bewteen 150 and 200 runners out to compete in the half, 10K and 5K races combined each year, along a course made up of paved country roads through the countryside of this village in northernmost upstate New York, just 10 miles from the Canadian border.
The rural surroundings and gently rolling hills of the half-marathon course make this an attractive race for runners of all abilities and experience levels, taking participants along portions of the nearby Grasse River and through the farmlands and fields of the local area. Post-race festivities -- which include plenty of refreshments, door prizes and awards for race participants -- take place at the festival grounds on the banks of the river, and runners also receive a discount admission to the festival.
The half-marathon portion of the event begins at 8:00 AM, and the 5K and 10K races start at 8:30 AM. Participants may register on the day of the race at the packet pickup area at the festival, starting at 7:00 AM.
Race Weather & Climate
Located in the northernmost reaches of New York state, just a few miles south of the Canadian border and roughly 200 miles northwest of Albany, Madrid typically sees mild to moderately warm weather in June, when the town's average monthly temperatures range between 74°F and 53°F. On the day of the race (June 23), the average high is 76°F and the average low is 55°F, while rainfall totals average just under 3.3 inches for the month.
View the race route map for the Madrid Bluegrass Ramble Half Marathon
$16 for the half marathon, if registered by June 4, 2012
$19 after June 4
To reserve your spot in the half marathon, 10K or 5K race at the early summer 2012 running of the Madrid Bluegrass Ramble Festival races, visit the event website.
Official Race Website
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