Independence Day Star Spangled Marathon

Sunday, July 6, 2014 - 8:00am

Star Spangled Trail Marathon

Wear your red white and blue to celebrate the U.S.A. at Paul Smith’s College VIC! This trail run will take place on the network of wooded trails, different from the Jenkins mountain scramble. All proceeds from the race will be used to support the VIC, a vital community resource for environmental education, recreation, and the arts. The Star Spangled Trail Marathon, will be two laps of the half-marathon. We will also have a 10k race for the sprint trail runners. Bring the kids and family for the 5k fun walk/run and the 1k kids run! All races will be run as “wilderness trail runs.” This means is that there will be no support during the race. All participants are on their own from start to finish and will need to carry their own water, food and other supplies they may require during the race. Any volunteers stationed on the course will be there to ensure runners take the designated trail. They will not be providing water, food, gu, moleskin, etc. It is absolutely critical that all racers respect the beautiful network of the trails that they will be using. If you drop an energy packet by accident, please stop and pick it up. Anyone failing to do this will be immediately disqualified.

Start Time:

Marathon – 8:00 am (Includes BBQ, t-shirt, raffle)
Half marathon – 9:00 am (Includes BBQ, t-shirt, raffle)
10 k – 9:30 am (Includes BBQ, t-shirt, raffle)
1 k – 9:45 am
5k – 10:00 am


Approximately 1 mile north of Paul Smith’s College Campus. Paul Smith’s College VIC 8023 State Route 30 Paul Smiths, NY 12970

Trail System:

The 3,000-acre Paul Smiths VIC contains every habitat type found in the Adirondack Park with the exception of alpine vegetation. Included on the property is a 60-acre marsh, five ponds, several brooks and swamps, bogs, fens, and varied forest types, most notably northern boreal forest. The site includes significant glacial and geological features and provides scenic vistas of Saint Regis Mountain and Jenkins Mountain. These runs will be over gently rolling terrain in the network of trails on the VIC property, including extensive boardwalks traversing wetland ecosystem. Jenkins mountain summit is not part of these races.

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Location: VIC

Paul Smith's College
7833 New York 30
Paul Smiths, NY 12970

(518) 327-6227
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