The race starts with a gun shot at 9 AM on Sunday October 6th, at the Thomas Paine Cottage at the corner of North Ave. and Broadview Ave. in New Rochelle. Registration will be available with our new timing company and registrar, NYCRUNS.com.
Funds are being raised for trail maintenance and improvements. Last year we raised over $15,000 for this purpose, inclusive of net proceeds from the race and voluntary (tax-deductible) donations.
In 2008, 50 local runners showed up on short notice to dedicate our new trail system. In a very short time we’ve become one of the most popular trail races in the nation as we expect 900-1,000 athletes this year. Why? Because it’s a great racetrack, that’s why.
Early registration is $50, which now includes the online registration fee. After June 1st it goes to $55. Want to wait until September 1st? Then the fee is $60. Want to wait until you can check the weather forecast because you’re not as tough as you pretend to be? Then you pay the top rate (if space is still available) of $65.
But don’t worry, it all goes to a good cause. And your humble organizers still do this on a 100% volunteer basis.
There is a $10 discount for paid NewRo Runners members and for active military or veterans (thank you for your service), good before September 1st.
New this year: Teams! If you want to run with a team, see our team page. And remember that, when choosing team names and shirts, there will be kids in the area, if you catch our drift. You should have a PG explanation ready to go.
Westchester County and the local municipalities maintain the beautiful Colonial Greenway trail that hosts Paine to Pain, but due to shortages of both cash and manpower, we are helping out. You can donate on NYCRUNS.com when you register or on our donation page. Donations are tax-deductible and will go into a dedicated trail maintenance account. Yes, we know this is redundant of the third paragraph, but we’re trying to make a point.
To see what improvements have taken place in the past, and what we hope to do in the future, please see: Trail Improvements, Past and Future on the Paine to Pain website. If you prefer to donate by check, please make it payable to NewRo Runners and mail it to: Matt Lewis, c/o Colonial Greenway Trail Donations, 70 Center Av, Morristown, NJ 07960
Age group awards will be based on chip timing. Overall 1-2-3 will be based on first across the finish line.
Of course, a race this size doesn’t run itself. With the potential for over 900 runners this year (and more waves than last year), we need 200+ volunteers. If you (or a friend, spouse, kid, sibling, neighbor or other fun-loving sort) are interested in helping out, please email Greg Stern.
If you or your company would like to be a race sponsor, please let me know as soon as you can.
Sponsors: This race would not be possible without our sponsors.
Fairway Market (Pelham Manor)
Westchester Road Runner (White Plains)
Robeks (New Rochelle)
Sound Shore Medical Center
The Turkewitz Law Firm (NYC)
Breaking The Tape Productions (Mamaroneck)
Paine to Pain Trail Half Marathon