Thanks to all the Ghostly Gallopers!

ggkids2016Congratulations to all the runners, walkers, and cyclists who participated in the annual Ghostly Gallop! More than 200 people participated with bikers beginning their day on Saturday in cold temperatures, but our beautiful Hudson Valley, at peak color, took their minds off cold fingertips. By the time the riders arrived at the half-way point, Riverview Café in Stuyvesant, the sun had warmed things up considerably.

Sunday’s later start date for the Kid’s 1-Mile Fun Run and 5K Walk/Run brought the mercury up to a perfect temperature for participants and viewers. The winners, Arianna Nilsson (22:25) and Daniel Ronsani (18:08) duplicated their finishing positions of 2015. They are now local legends, and the ones to beat next year.  

We thank all who came out to support the Library! For a complete rundown of finishing times, go to www.facebook.com/GG5K2016.

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Ghostly Gallop Now Includes Cycling

Photo credit: Karen Davis

Photo credit: Karen Davis

This year, our 16th annual Ghostly Gallop is expanding. Three cycling courses covering 10 miles, 25 miles and 50 miles have been added – along with an extra day. Cyclists can take their pick on Saturday, October 15 with routes selected to cover our beautiful surroundings. Perfect for Fall! The traditional Run, Walk and Kids 1-mile Fun Run are slated for Sunday, October 16. For details, to register or volunteer, go to www.ghostlygallop.info.

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Ghostly Gallop Runs into the Record Books

Kids 1 Mile Fun RunThanks to the more than 300 people who made Sunday’s Ghostly Gallop a huge success! The weather was perfect for running, the crowds cheered every participant, almost 80 children finished and even a couple dogs and a few “stroller babies” were seen on the course. Several competitors mentioned the new course and the addition of chip timing – giving them a “personal best” to try to beat during the coming year.

More than 15 sponsors helped – either through donations or in-kind gifts of goods or services. Those generous donations covered the costs of the event. Other anonymous sponsors helped underwrite the participation of the kids – offsetting a portion of their registration fees.

Volunteer Mark French (founder of Sean’s Run) acted as announcer, naming every participant as he or she crossed the finish line – adding a personal touch. And all runners and walkers in the 1-mile fun run got medals for their efforts.

The Dept. of Public Works and Emergency Services teams lent their expertise. And our special thanks to the firefighters and Hudson Police for keeping the course safe.

Did we mention the VOLUNTEERS? We couldn’t have done this without you!

To see complete results, go to www.GhostlyGallop.info.

For pictures from this year’s event, check out our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/HudsonAreaLibraryNY

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Perfect Weather For Running and Walking!

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Race day weather forecast:

  • Partly cloudy.
  • High of 64 degrees.
  • 20% chance of rain.
  • Wind from the southeast at 5 miles per hour.

Perfect weather for setting a record!

 

Have you registered for Hudson’s Ghostly Gallop yet?

Sunday, October 25

Kid’s 1-mile at 11:00AM

5K Run/Walk at 11:30AM

Register now:  www.GhostlyGallop.info

A benefit for the Hudson Area Library.

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Ghostly Gallop 5K to be held Sunday, October 25

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The 15th annual Ghostly Gallop run/walk will be held on Sunday, October 25, 2015. All proceeds benefit the Hudson Area Library.

1-mile Kids Run/Walk – 11am (ages 4-12 – $5.00) Kids registration closes 10/23.
5K Road Race – 11:30am ($25) – Price increases 10/15.
5K Community Walk – 11:30am ($25) – Price increases 10/15.

All festivities take place at Hudson High School, 215 Harry Howard Avenue, Hudson, NY 12534

The new 5K course has been certified for us by an official from USA Track & Field. It is relatively flat and the only busy street on the course will be closed to vehicle traffic, insuring safety for the participants. The course map can be seen on the Ghostly Gallop website. The 1-mile Fun Run is on Harry Howard Avenue which will be closed to traffic for this event.

Racing teams are welcome.

Advance registration is recommended. Race packets will be ready for pick-up at Steiner’s Sporting Goods (corner of Warren and Third) on Friday, October 23 and Saturday, October 24. We strongly recommend getting your packet in advance. Avoid lines on Sunday! We are anticipating 400 participants.

Winners will be added to the traditional roster of the William F. Cranna Memorial Cup.

Go to the website to register and for more information. www.GhostlyGallop.info. This October event is the perfect way to support the Library!

RACE DAY is SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2015 – 11:00am

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Thank you to all Ghostly Gallopers!

Thank you to our many participants, sponsors and volunteers involved in this year’s Ghostly Gallop! We had adults, kids, babies and dogs race all over the city of Hudson on Sunday, October 26. There were 22 participants in the Kids Race and 139 participants in the Adult Race. Here is the list of the overall winners:

Team Race Winner: Smiles For Miles

Women’s Overall Winners: 1st place – Chelsea Benson, 21:30; 2nd place – Shannon LaChance, 22:12; 3rd place – Ariana Nilsson, 22:51

Men’s Overall Winners: 1st place – Kevin Pikul, 19:56; 2nd place – Andrew Ohrin, 20:43; 3rd place – Ken Pierce, 20:57

Kids Race: 1st place – Griffin Howard, 6:30; 2nd place – Neil Howard III, 6:44; 3rd place – Gabe Case, 6:50

For a full list of race winners, click here: Ghostly Gallop race results 2014.

Again, thank you to our many sponsors and donors, without which the Ghostly Gallop would not be possible! Here is the full list of our sponsors and donors:

Sponsors:

  • Friends of the Hudson Area Library
  • Toni & Richard Koweek
  • John Connor Esq.
  • Michael C. Howard, Esq. PC
  • Francis J. Roche, Esq.
  • Freeman Howard, PC
  • Rapport Meyers, LLP
  • Gutterman, Shallo & Alford, PLLC
  • Barry Sack
  • The Columbia Insider
  • Columbia-Greene Federal Credit Union
  • Morey Hall Music

Donors:

  • ShopRite
  • Price Chopper
  • Hannaford
  • Stewarts
  • Bagel Tyme
  • Hudson Police Department
  • Hudson Department of Public Works
  • Alan Coon
  • Green Mountain Coffee

Thanks to Mayor Hallenbeck for joining us for this year’s Ghostly Gallop and helping direct traffic at the finish line! And a special thanks to the many volunteers who helped make the day a success!

See you next year on October 25 for the 2015 Ghostly Gallop!

 

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