Ready, Set, Rec: Second Castle to River Run on Oct. 7

10k, 5k and kids’ fundraising races for all levels

The castle

On Oct. 7, the Friends of Philipstown Recreation (FOPR) is holding its second annual Castle to River Run. According to Philipstown Recreation’s Amber Stickle: “This is your chance to run a 10K race from the Philipstown Community Center up to Osborn Castle and then back down to the Hudson River. The majestic views of the Hudson Valley and serene feeling of the woodsy trail reward you on your journey.

The 5K race is a relatively flat race that follows the Benedict Arnold Trail down to the Hudson River. Embrace history as you run. Nowhere in the Hudson Valley will you find a 10K/5K race as picturesque as this one. There is even a race for the kids in your family. The kid’s 1-mile race takes place on the grounds of the community center. The kids can look up at the castle as they run across the front fields and then loop back towards the building enjoying the surrounding nature.”

The 10K race starts at 9 a.m., the 5K at 9:30 a.m., followed by the kids’ 1-mile at 11:30 a.m. All races will start and end at the Philipstown Community Center located in Garrison. You can register at the Philipstown Recreation Department or at The fee is $35 ($45 day of) for the 10K or 5K race and $15 ($20 day of) for the kids 1-mile.

Philipstown Recreation advises: “You do not need to be a runner to enjoy this event. Come and cheer on your neighbors and friends. Volunteer to help at registration, water table, course guide, etc.” Contact Allison ([email protected]) or Amber ([email protected]) for more information.

This community event was put together by the FOPR to raise money to build a pavilion at Philipstown Park. The pavilion will have bathrooms, a concession area, storage, and a covered area for rentals.

For more information on the Castle to River Run or the FOPR, please contact Amber at 845-424-4618 or [email protected]

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