OK, a coupla things. One has to do with money (the price goes up after August 15th) and the other with race updates.
First the updates: In 2008, a grand total of 50 people ran this race. The last three years, we averaged 700 (from 975 registered). And now? We are over 30% ahead of that, with 750 registered, and on track for the biggest, grandest, Paine to Pain ever.
But. And you knew there had to be a “but” didn’t you? We will not oversell the race – we will not swamp the trail with too many runners.
The shirts, medals, music, water bottles, free photos, enthusiastic volunteers, exceptional food and most awesomest race director around are all sweet perks, and all being planned, but race logistics have always been the nuts and bolts of putting on this race through the woods.
We will run 5 waves again. If we get too many people signing up in the closing weeks we will shut down registration. You’ve been warned.
Race date is October 7th. (Columbus Day Sunday for you out-of-towners looking for a chance to visit the area.
But not only is the race great, but it remains cheap, cheap, cheap! We announced eons ago that you would have through August 15th – Wednesday night! — to register for a price of just $55. And we will keep that promise. Then the price goes up again!
Fiddy-five bucks!! That’s it! For the best damn trail half this side of the Mississippi? Actually, the best damn trail half on either side of the Mississippi!
Sponsors are lining up to return, as we speak, including these on the top line: Westchester Road Runner (all 11 years!) NewRo Chevy (again), Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital (we hope you don’t need them), Empress EMS (please, please, don’t need them either) and Finish Line PT (step right up!!).
OK, that’s it for now: Don’t screw this up!!! Register here!
Hey, ho – let’s go!
Paine to Pain Trail Half Marathon
Westchester County, NY
The Turkewitz Law Firm
228 East 45th Street – 17th Floor
New York, NY 10017