Classic 10K Road Race

Welcome to the Classic 10K website. As it is being updated for the 2019 season and the 39th running of the event we invite you to return as the resolution of the details are manifest and we bring them to you here. Thank you!

For this years Classic we are doing something brand new
and if you have kids you're going to love this!
On top of our normal Junior Classic we are going to hold what's called the Final Mile Celebration. This final mile celebration is part of Rod Dixon's KiDSMARATHON program.

This is a 10 week program that will help your kids run or walk their way to 26.2 miles. Over the course of those 10 weeks your kids will run or walk with coaches and their distances will be recorded up to 25.2 miles.

The final mile will be held right after the Junior Classic.

Here are some more details of the program...

- Date(s): Every Monday and Wednesday starting April 1st, 2019 - May 29,2019
- Location: Middletown High School Track
- Time: 6pm - 7pm
- Cost: Free
- Program is open to all students in grades K-5.
- Participants will run or walk with their coaches and will follow a training schedule adding up to 25.2 miles.
- Final mile will take place at the Jr. Classic (Saturday June, 1 2019) at Twin Towers Middle School.

How to Register your Child for the KiDSMARATHON
Also See the Rod Dixon KiDSMARATHON magazine

Registration for the 2019 Classic 10K and Rowley 5K Now Open
Sign up fast to take advantage of the discount!

Classic Community Recognition Celebration
Photo Album of the Event

recordonline Classic Races Photos
Winner 2018 Classic 10K, Linus Kiplaget - 28:55

Junior Classic, Saturday

Frank Shorter at the Junior Classic 2018 gives some perspective and pointers to Middletown participants.

As you may know or have guessed, the event committee and the race directors are at work arranging for the upcoming running season and have seen fit to make a changes that affects the event. Thank you for your understanding.
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.

Plan now to be a part of this great local tradition and come out to the Classic 10K weekend with us in 2019, - you will be glad you did.

Stuff The Bus
This is where we've partnered with Middletown Cares Coalition to help provide school supplies for needy children.  This is also a benefit for the Lions Club No Kid Hungry Program.

Some of the supply items needed are:
pens, pencils, back packs erasers, tissues, notebooks...see item list flyer

Suggestions for food items are cereal, peanut butter, canned soups...see food list flyer

If you want to see how you can help more, please contact C. Brinkerhoff at the Middletown Parks and Recreation Office (845) 346-4180



USATF New York 10 KM CHAMPIONSHIPS - are back in 2018 being held in June at Middletown, NY as part of The Classic 10K.

This event has a history of competitive fields dating back to the late 1970's. 10 km championships website.

Visit the Classic 10K Road Race Media Page for images and videos

Great Races Have Great Partners
Visit the Partners Page

Crystal Run Healthcare


Rowley Lumber& Rivenburgh

Middletown Schools Logo
City of Middletown, NY

Formula H Logo

Neighborx Pharmacy

Goldstein Lieberman and Co.
Prestige Lexus of Middletown
Sleep Inn & Suites
Somthing Sweet is really good Fluffy Pups Grooming

Orange Runners Club

See All on Partners Page

Joshua Stamm Fund