For Registered Runners

Please read this page carefully for race day details.

Race Start Times

Kids 1 Mile

Wheelchair Marathon

Half & Full Marathon


8:00 am

8:15 am

8:30 am

8:45 am

Pre-Race and Race Day Details


We are happy you are joining us

There is a great day in store for you

Dutchess Rail Trail Closed

Dutchess Rail Trail (DRT) will be closed to the public on Sunday, September 15, 2019 from 5:30 am – 2:30 pm during the race.

Walkway Over the Hudson will be closed to the public until 10:00 am.

Public access to the DRT will be for runners, volunteers, law enforcement, and medical only.

All spectators are free to park and cheer on their fellow runners at each trail head that is offering a water station (shown below under water stations.)

Dutchess Rail Trail Closed

Packet Pick-up

Early Packet Pick-up

Early packet pickup has begun and will be offered through Saturday, September 14th at Fleet Feet Poughkeepsie, 1895 South Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Hours are Monday – Friday, 10:00 am through 7:00 pm and Saturday 10:00 am through 6:00 pm.

Fleet Feet will be announcing a custom-designed shirt-of-the-day this week building up to the Classic. Save $5 on this special shirt which can be worn throughout the year. Be sure to follow Fleet Feet Poughkeepsie Facebook and Instagram pages to see each design as it is released.

Race Day Packet Pick-up

Race day packet pickup will begin at 6:30 AM at Dutchess Community College Lot E.  Runners can register day of race until 7:30 AM.

Kids Run Packet Pick-up

Kids run packet pickup and registration will take place at the same time as the adults up until 7:30AM on race day. Bibs will also have D-tags on them and should be pinned to the front of the chest.  Parents are permitted to run with their children- however, if you are running one of the other races and you want to run with your child please do not wear your bib during the kids race

Pick-ups by someone else

You may have someone else pick up your bib.

Tee Shirts

Your t-shirt size is printed on your bib label. This is the size you will be given when you pick up your bib. If you want to exchange your shirt for a different siz, we kindly ask that you can check back on race day AFTER the race.  We will accommodate the best we can for those that want to change. 

DCC Tee Shirts

Race Day Parking

Parking will be available in the north side of the E lot as well as in the D lot at Dutchess Community College off of Cottage Road.  Click here for a parking map:

All will enter the runner parking area at the north end of Lot E. via Cottage Road or Pendell Road. See map below. Carpooling is strongly encouraged.

Parking Map


Since parking is in the same location as the start/finish, bag drop off/pick up services will not be available. We ask that you keep all valuables in your car or on you during the event.

No backpacks, coolers or large bags will be allowed inside Start/ Finish/ Refreshment areas at the South end of the E lot.  We suggest carrying some cash or credit on you so that you can patronize our after party vendors (Fleet Feet Poughkeepsie, Rossi’s Deli and Mill House Brewery).

All bags and containers are subject to search. 


Each event has a different bib range and color of bib.  This is so that we can keep track of where runners are throughout the day and assist with finish order.  Please make sure your bib is on the outer most layer of clothing and on the front of your torso so that the number can be read easily.

Bib Colors

IMPORTANT: If you are part of a group or family running together please make sure your bib name and label is correct to the person who is wearing the number.

Wear your bibs your your front and ensure it is clearly visible. See image below for other hints that will help you get an accurate time.

B-tag instructions

Course Information

Course Maps

Click here for all course maps:

Copies of course maps will be available in the packet pickup tent as well

Water Stations

All of the water stations are staffed by volunteers and/or cross country teams.  Please thank them while out on the course!

For the marathon/half marathon water and NUUN stations will be located at the following locations along the course:

  • Walkway East Parking area
  • Morgan Lake Trailhead
  • Love Road
  • Manchester Commons
  • Gold’s Gym Trailhead
  • Maloney Road
  • Diddell Road
  • Van Wyck Trailhead


Porto-potties will be located in the Lot E on the Eastern side of the lot as well as at each water stop.


There are no pets allowed on the course during the event.


Vendors will be located in the South East corner of the Lot E and include- Rossi’s, Herron Project, Fleet Feet Sports and Millhouse Brewing Company.

Post Race


Post race refreshments will be located in the South end of the Lot E just south of the finish line. See the Race Day Parking map above.

Results and Awards

Awards ceremonies are estimated to take place at the following times:

  • 9:20 am: kids
  • 9:45 am: 5K
  • 11:15 am: wheel
  • 11:30: half marathon
  • 12:15 am: full marathon

Results will be posted as soon as possible, in batches, as runners are finishing.

Results will also be published in the Poughkeepsie Journal on Monday.

Race Day Cancellation Policy

In the unfortunate event that the race needs to be cancelled, please click this link for our policy.

If we need to cancel, it would only be to ensure the safety of runners and volunteers.


Have a great race!



  • Start and end at Dutchess Community College
  • Water and NUUN stations along the course with porto potties
  • Water stations staffed by volunteers and local cross country teams

Race Logistics

  • Pickup early at Fleet Feet Poubhkeepsie during normal business hours
  • Pick-up on race day 6:30 - 7:30 am at Lot E Dutchess Community College
  • Park at the north end of Lot E

Post Race

  • Post race refreshments
  • Awards ceremonies
  • Vendors, including Rossi's, Herron Project, Fleet Feet Sports, Millhouse Brewing Company