The Ghostly Gallop Returns With New Course, New Start Time

Photo credit: Karen Davis

The 18th annual Ghostly Gallop will again start and end at Hudson Junior/Senior High School, but participants in the 5k run/walk will navigate a new, officially sanctioned course for the first time. The 5k run/walk will start at 10:30am Sunday, October 21. A Kids One Mile Fun Run for children 11 and under will start at 10am.

The new road course takes participants past the library, the beneficiary of proceeds from the day’s events, and reduces traffic disruptions. The course was measured and certified by USA Track & Field. The 5k run, for the first time this year, is part of the USATF Adirondack Grand Prix Series, a series of events that test runners over various distances and in differing conditions.

Participants and spectators for the 5k run/walk and Kids One Mile Fun Run will find ample free parking at Hudson Junior/Senior High School, near the start/finish line. Continue reading

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Strength & Stretching for Runners & Walkers

Program Description: This free exercise session at the library is led by Kylah Campeta of LYF fitness in Hudson. As you prepare to run the Ghostly Gallop in Hudson on Oct. 21, learn how stretching and strength work can improve your finishing time. Every attendee gets $5 off their Ghostly Gallop entry fee! Kylah is certified in Athletic training, pre/post natal training, boxing, spin, TRX, stretching and dance/movement.

Date/Time: Thursday, October 11, 6:30-7:30pm

Registration: Call 518-929-2303 or email lyfit@gmail.com. Space is limited so register soon!

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Run the Rip!

Program Description: As part of our Ghostly Gallop events, we will hold a “Run the Rip” one-mile run/walk across the Rip Van Winkle Bridge walkway. “Run the Rip” will be an informal self-timed time-trial-style event in which runners and walkers will start individually at specified intervals. The event is free and participation is limited to 50 people. People of all ages and abilities are welcome. Every participant will receive a “Run the Rip” t-shirt and $5 off their registration fee for the Ghostly Gallop to be held on Sunday, October 21, at the Hudson Junior/Senior High School.

Date/Time: Thursday, July 26, 6:30pm

Suggested Audience: All ages

Pre-registration: Required. Please call (518) 828-1792 ext 100 to register.

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Ghostly Gallop 5k Chosen to Anchor USATF Adirondack Grand Prix Series

Our Ghostly Gallop 5K road race, an annual highlight of the Hudson Valley and Capital Region fall running season, has been added to the USATF Adirondack Grand Prix Series, which challenges runners to compete over various distances and in differing conditions culminating with the Ghostly Gallop.

The 18th annual Ghostly Gallop, as well as a free one-mile run for youth 11 and under, will be held Sunday, October 21, beginning and ending at Hudson High School.

Registration for the race is now open and proceeds benefit the library. For more information and to register, visit the Ghostly Gallop website.

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Save the Date: 2018 Ghostly Gallop

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The 18th annual Ghostly Gallop 5K race will be held on Sunday, October 21, 2018. All proceeds benefit the Hudson Area Library.

All festivities take place at Hudson High School, 215 Harry Howard Avenue, Hudson, NY 12534. Click here to view the course map, a USATF Certified course. The Ghostly Gallop route for 2018 will be identical to the 2017 route.

Stay tuned for more info.

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Ghostly Gallop 5K

Gallop sneakers

The 18th annual Ghostly Gallop 5K race will be held on Sunday, October 21, 2018. All proceeds benefit the Hudson Area Library.

All festivities take place at Hudson High School, 215 Harry Howard Avenue, Hudson, NY 12534. Click here to view the course map, a USATF Certified course. The Ghostly Gallop route for 2018 will be identical to the 2017 route.

Stay tuned for more info.

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Ghostly Gallop Photos and Results!

The 17th Ghostly Gallop 5K is in the record books. Congratulations to over 300 runners and walkers that turned out to support our library! See official USATF results here: www.albanyrunningexchange.org.

Thank you to all the runners, walkers, cheering squads and volunteers for helping make the GG5K such a wonderful community event!

Thank you to Photography by K Keeler for photographing the event! Check out the slideshow below.

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Thank you to all our sponsors!

Our Top Sponsors
Pattison, Koskey, Howe & Bucci
Ronsani Brothers Paving

Our Valued Sponsors
Albany Medical Center, Claverack Cooperative Insurance Co., Columbia Memorial Health, Greenberg & Greenberg, Ginsberg’s, Kristal Heinz, Michael C. Howard, Esq., Hudson Financial, LLC, Matthew Signs, James Kleinbaum, Toni Koweek, Lisa Dolan, Pilates Hudson, Stewart’s Shops, TK Home and Garden, The Spotty Dog, Steiner’s Sports, Sweet Tree Service, Wagner Hodgson Landscape Architecture, Whitbeck Benedict and Smith

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Join Kim Bach for the Ghostly Gallop 5K

Time for some inspiration! The organizing committee of Hudson Area Library’s Ghostly Gallop 5K will be presenting Verdigris’ Kim Bach with Bib #3 and honor her with the position of “lead walker” at this Sunday’s Ghostly Gallop.

Many of you may recognize Kim’s smile from seeing her at one of her two Verdigris shops in Catskill and Hudson. But, you may not know that she has just returned from a trek halfway across Spain ON FOOT! Continue reading

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