The Classic 10K Road Race Weekend

Welcome to the Classic 10K website. This was the 35th running of the dynamic Classic 10K road race and the 10th for its younger sibling the Rowley 5K. New this year was the inaugural running of the Classic Mile.

Although it is tool late to run the event this year you can revisit it in images and see the results. Race Media page and Results.

Classic 10K Races Close with a Brass Band

Classic Results
Visit the Classic 10K Road Race Media Page for more Images

Great Start for the Inaugural Classic Mile!

Elites Runners and the Starting Gun

The Mile at the Classic

Bring Back the Mile

In America, the Mile is deeply embedded in our culture and history. We are one of the few countries in the world that still uses the mile as a distance measurement and thus, as a centuries old result, Americans think, speak and relate in miles not kilometers ("How many miles did you run today?" or "I averaged five-minute miles in my race", etc.). In short, Americans 'get' the mile, not the 1500 more

Classic 10K Training

WayneB Beam Team runs started April 12...Good running to everyone who came out!

Middletown High graduate and longtime runner Wayne Beam will start his weekly training runs for The Classic road races on April more
Courtesy of the Th-Record

Spring races have become symbolic to the local running communities of the great and healthy sport of road running. One special race in this regard is the annual Classic 10K. Some of the inspiration and motivation for this event for over a generation include running greats such as Olympic Champion Frank Shorter and record holder Bill Rodgers. And not to forget the local and regional track stars whose Middletown roots have left the footprints many have endeavored to follow.

The event draws athletes from all levels, from the elite who pick up the pace - to the novice who perhaps competing in this distance for the first time, trains well and finds they have the ability to go the distance.

Thanks to all who came out to support the Classic 10K, the Rowley 5K, and the new Classic 10K Mile events in the Spring of 2015!

Classic 10K Recognition

Recognition Event

Important as the competition and the energy of the Classic Road Races by the athletes who run them, also is the network of the associated sponsors, community organizations, volunteers and many others who support the Classic Road Race weekend and the wholesome activities therein. With that in mind the Classic Committee annually hosts a community recognition event to honor these people who do so much for the community. Please take a few moment to consider the good work being done in the following partial list.

Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation, the Warming Station run by the Greater Middletown Interfaith Council, Middletown Lion's Club ‘No Child Hungry’ program, Guild of St. Margaret's Soup Kitchen, Middletown Police, Middletown Cross Country, Middletown Track, Middletown Fire Police, RECAP, Inc, ...See More

Thank you to all of the families, sponsors, and volunteers and everyone else that helped to make the 35th Annual Classic 10K in Middletown NY a day to remember.

Great Races Have Great Partners!

Crystal Run Healthcare

Franks Shoe Fitter

Rowley Lumber


The Bob Bright Memorial Scholarships


Middletown High School Track and Cross Country Teams and Race Camp

Middletown Youth Council

Middletown Pride

Guild of St. Margaret Soup Kitchen

Guild of St. Margaret Soup Kitchen


Orange County Youth Bureau Scholarship



Crossroads Church

Greek Cafe

Somthing Sweet is really good


Sullivvan Striders

Goldstein Lieberman and Co.

Orange Runners Club

Quinnz Pinz

Visit our Partners page



The Office of the County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus

Middletown Schools Logo

The City of Middletown, NY

Mediacom logo and link

Formula H Logo

Middletown Cares for a drug-free community

Joshua Stamm Fund

The Joshua Stamm Memorial Scholarship Fund