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"KINGSTON, N.Y. >> Ulster County Executive Mike Hein says the planned Empire State Trail will be a “significant boost” to the county’s tourism industry and the county’s own efforts to develop a “world-class rail trail” in Ulster County."
"ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing to complete and connect two greenway trails crisscrossing the state from Manhattan to Canada and from Albany to Buffalo to create a 750-mile paved biking and hiking route that will be marketed as a national tourist destination.
“We want to build the largest multi-use trail in the nation,” said the Democratic governor at a state of the state speech Tuesday in Westchester County. Cuomo proposed spending $200 million over three years to pave 350 miles of gaps in the existing greenways and connect them to create what he calls the Empire State Trail."
Sunday, January 1, 2017
Participants (walkers, cyclists, runners) can meet at either the West (Highland) or East (Poughkeepsie) entrance gates to the Walkway at 2:00 pm. Choice of 1.25 or 2.5 miles walk, ride or run.Pre-registration is NOT necessary, but we would appreciate interested hikers to pre-register so we know approximately how many guests will attend. All participants will be entered into a raffle to win tickets to Walkway's Firework Celebration (July 4, 2017), family memberships, and Walkway apparel. The raffle will be held at the Center Overlook of the Walkway at 2:30 pm where both groups will meet. Hot chocolate will be served.
HIGHLAND >> The state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation says that winter operations will begin at Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park on Monday. Some of the important changes visitors should be aware are:
(Photo by Fred Schaeffer. Featured in the 2017 Runners World Calendar.)
Be one of the thousands of athletes to Conquer the Walkway this summer! We listened to your race feedback and we have great changes underway for 2017. Keep an eye on WalkwayMarathon.org as we announce all of the great updates as they unfold.
Walkway Marathon Fast Facts
- The Walkway Marathon races are primarily run on the nationally recognized Hudson Valley Trail Network, an 18 miles contiguous off-road, asphalt rail-trail.
- Verified by Athletes for a Fit Planet, the Walkway Marathon is the first GREEN Marathon in New York State, with over 78% of event waste recycled each year.
- Competitive and fun for registrants and spectators alike. Athletes from 6 countries and 32 states, including many who qualified for the 2016 and 2017 Boston Marathon.
Walk or run in the Walkway Marathon Full, Half, 5k or ThinkDIFFERENTLY Dash on Saturday, June 10th and Sunday, June 11th. These races are for EVERYONE! Register the whole family today at WalkwayMarathon.org and be a part of the party at the waterfront!
(Photo by Bob Kopac. 2016 Walkway Half Marathoner.)