The Classic 2017 10K Road Race Weekend

Welcome to the Classic 10K website

Although this running event may not be on your 'radar' yet it is on ours. The Classic 10K committee and the event race directors are hard at work arranging for the upcoming running season and the Classic 10 and 5K races in 2017 and are determined to make them events you will remember!

For example, the 10K has rich history in Orange County NY and in 1983 Wally Krecidio scheduled two stamp cancellations promoting the running event. This was written up in the TH-Record for June 1983. See the quoted synopsis following.

MIDDLETOWN - No, Virginia, the post office is never open on Sunday. But it will be for the third annual Orange Classic 10 kilometer-race. The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is providing a mobile post office at the entrance to the Orange County Fairgrounds Sunday. There will be a special, one-time pictorial cancellation for collectors presenting envelopes with the proper postage affixed... The cancellation, a philatelic collectible, will be used only on Sunday by the agency before it is destroyed. Read more.

See additional articles and higher quality images of the cancellations in the Classic 10K Scrapbook from 1983. While you are there you may also want to check out the race media page for additional photos and videos including all years of the Classic 10K scrapbook.

Plan now to come out and run the Classic 10K weekend with us in 2017, and stop back to the website for additional information and updates on the changes afoot - you will be glad you did.

~ Space is limited, so event is by invitation only. ~
Contact for more information is: or (845) 692-9225


Rayvon Gray breaks Bob Beamon's 51 year old NYS high school long jump record a week after meeting him! See the jump in the Classic 10K's 2016 Scrapbook.

Also in 2016 at the Classic Mile - Westchester County's Jonah Gorevic broke the world record for age 12 on Saturday June 4 ... the time he had to beat 4:43.78 (by Ryan Silva of Portland OR)... Read More

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 Classic 10K Mile events in the Spring of 2016!

2016 Classic Results
2016 Classic 10K Community Recognition Celebration
Visit the Classic 10K Road Race Media Page for images and videos

Thank you to all of the families, sponsors, and volunteers and everyone else that helped to make the 36th 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

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The Office of the County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus

Middletown Schools Logo

The City of Middletown, NY

Mediacom logo and link

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Middletown Cares for a drug-free community

Joshua Stamm Fund

The Joshua Stamm Memorial Scholarship Fund