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

Thank You to Our Ghostly Gallopers!


Thank you to our many, many participants, sponsors and volunteers involved in this year’s Ghostly Gallop! We had adults, kids, babies and dogs run, walk, roll and trot all over the city of Hudson on Saturday, October 27th. There was a total of 14 participants in the Kids Race, and 149 participants in the Adult Race…our largest number of participants in the history of the Gallop! Here is the list of the overall winners:

Team Race Winner:             Taconic Hills Cross Country, 19:99
Women’s Overall Winners: 1st place- Alexandra Bartolotta, 20:44
                                                2nd place- Erin Russo, 21:51
                                                3rd place- Mia Modafferi, 22:25
Men’s Overall Winners:      1st place- Trey Hotaling, 17:20
                                               2nd place- Joseph Kinane, 17:55
                                               3rd place- Brody Witaszek, 19:10
Kids Race:                            1st place- Neil Howard III
                                               2nd place- Gabe Case
                                               3rd place- Eli Russo

For a full list of race winners, click here: Ghostly Gallop race results 2013.

After the race and awards ceremony, a portrait of former Library Trustee, William F. Cranna, was presented to the library by local artist Robert Whelan. The portrait will be installed in the Library’s new location, the Armory, after renovations are completed.

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:


  • Friends of the Hudson Area Library
  • Michael C. Howard, Esq. P.C.
  • John Connor Jr.
  • Juliette M. Crill
  • Fitzsimmons, Mack & Miels, P.C.
  • Francis J. Rocke, Esq.
  • Freeman Howard, P.C.
  • Bernhardt Karp, Esq.
  • Rapport Meyers, L.L.P.


  • ShopRite
  • Price Chopper
  • Stewart’s
  • Bagel Tyme
  • Meistersinger Farm
  • Hudson Fire Police
  • Hudson Police Department
  • Subway (Green St.)
  • Hannaford
  • Alan Coon
  • Green Mountain Coffee
  • The Case Family
  • Mark Young and Mexican Radio
  • Vicki Kosovac
  • Friends of the Hudson Area Library

…and the many, many volunteers who helped make the day a success!