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Hambletonian Marathon Announces 2016 Race Date



Contact: Kathleen Rifkin

845-527-3825 phone

Half Marathon Added to This Year's Event

GOSHEN, NY (JANUARY 14, 2016) — The fourth running of the Hambletonian Marathon & Good Time Trotters Relay will take place on Sunday, October 2, 2016, starting on Main Street and finishing on the Goshen Historic Track in Goshen, New York. In addition to being held on a new date, this year's event will feature two new activities: a half marathon and the option for a two-person relay. For more information and to register for the race, visit or the Hambletonian Marathon & Good Time Trotters Relay Facebook page.

Race options for this year's event include:

  • 26.2 mile full marathon
  • 13.1 mile half marathon
  • Three-person relay (three legs: 11.9, 9.8, and 4.9 miles)
  • Two-person relay: One person can run any two of the three legs
  • Two or three-person relay: One person running the first leg continues to finish the half marathon

"We have loyal runners who come back to us year after year for this inspiring event," says Kathleen Rifkin, Race Director and a co-founder of the Hambletonian Marathon. "Our supporters have also been asking for a half marathon and other relay options so more people can enjoy the challenge and beauty of this course. We're happy that this year, we'll be able to offer participants more choices."

Sponsors are vital for supporting this historic event. Organizations and individuals interested in sponsoring the Hambletonian Marathon can email for more information.