Rensselaerville Ramble Trail Run & Walk - 2018

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Race Day Registration is available from 7:30-8:30a on Saturday 6/16 at Eldridge Research Station (284 Pond Hill Rd, Rensselaerville, NY)


Directions to Eldridge Research Station (284 Pond Hill Rd, Rensselaerville, NY)

From Albany, take Rt 85 West until you reach the T intersection in the village of Rensselaerville.  Turn right and turn right again onto Pond Hill Rd.  The Research Station is on the right side of Pond Hill Rd. in 1.3 miles.  From Middleburgh, take Rte 145 then turn left onto Rt 21, which turns into Rt 10 in Albany County.  Just after Triangle Lake, turn left onto Pond Hill Rd.  The Research Station is on the left side of Pond Hill Rd. in 2.6 miles. 



Parking is limited at the Preserve so please carpool with other runners, if possible and arrive by 8:00a at the latest to ensure that you have time to walk from your car to the Research Station.  Volunteers will be stationed along Pond Hill Road as you arrive to direct you to the appropriate parking areas.  The race will start promptly at 9am and Pond Hill Rd will be closed from 9-9:30a so please arrive on time!   


Schedule of Events

7:30-8:45am    Packet pickup and race-day registration

9:00 am           Race start (2, 5, and 8 miles)

10:30am          600m Wood Duck Dash (free for children 10 and under)

10:45am          Make your own ice cream sundae with Stewart’s Ice Cream

11:15am          Awards Ceremony



This will be a timed race.  At the finish line the detachable tag from your race number will be pulled to determine runner order.  Please do not remove the tag until you are at the finish line.


Race Rules

-          No dogs or other pets at the race

-          Leave your ear buds at home and enjoy the sounds of nature! 


On-course refreshments

The course has 3 water stations, located on the Race Track, Loop 2 and Loop 3 (see course map). All water stations will have water and first aid supplies.  The water station at mile 4 of the 8-mile course will also have sports drink available.  See https://www.raceentry.com/race-maps/rensselaerville-ramble-trail-run-and-walk for course maps.


Water stations are located at approximately these distances in the various courses: 

-          2-mile course: ~1 mile

-          5-mile course: ~1, 2.5, and 4 mile

-          8-mile course: ~1, 2.5, 4, 5.5, and 7 mile 


Post-race refreshments and raffle prizes

Runner refreshments (bagels, PB & J, fruit, Gatorade) will be available on the porch of the Research Station.  Satisfy your sweet tooth with a Stewarts Ice Cream Sundae Bar at 10:45am.  Raffle prize winners will also be posted in this area so be sure to check it out!  


Raffle prizes include:

  • Free Kayak Rental from Eastern Mountain Sports
  • Free Memberships to a Local Gym
  • Subscription to Trail Runner Magazine
  • $25-$50 gift certificates to local businesses


More fun things to do in Rensselaerville!

  • Friday 6/15/18, 7-10p: Open Mic event at Conkling Hall.  All form of appropriate performance art for all ages is encouraged. Mic, sound system, and piano available.  Coffee, tea and treats available. 
  • Sunday 6/17/18, 8-11a: Father’s Day Breakfast.  Bring your dad to an all you can eat breakfast at the Rensselaerville Volunteer Fire Department.
  • Sunday 6/17/18, Kuhar Family Farm Picnic Lunch– 12-4 Delicious Food, Local Helderberg Brewery Beer and Live Music.  Bring a lawn chair/blanket and cash.   
  • All weekend: Hike the Huyck!  Expore other trails, including a 3-mile trail around Lake Myosotis and a short hike to the beautiful Rensselaerville Falls.  See the Huyck Preserve trail map https://www.huyckpreserve.org/uploads/2/4/5/6/24560510/2016_trail_map.pdf for trail descriptions. 


We look forward to seeing you this Saturday, June 16th! 


Rensselaerville Ramble Organizers