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7.5 Mile Scenic Challenge will include parts of the 5K route with views of the Hudson River, Storm King Mountain and, of course, the beautiful Fall foliage. It is a challenging course with a one mile uphill climb that at mile 5 provides a beautiful panoramic view of Cornwall and Orange County territories noth – even the Newburgh Beacon Bridge on a clear day! There is a water table near the top. Followed by that panoramic view is a sweeping downhill finish where the streets are lined with well-wishers.

The course has been certified by Brian Cavanagh. Custom-designed shirts guaranteed to all pre-registered for 5K and 7.5 Mile. Enjoy a runners banquet of oranges, bananas, bagels, cream cheese, coffee, water and gatorade with pizza and pastas following the race provided by Leo’s Pizza in downtown Cornwall.

Come enjoy the stunning views from the dramatic Hudson River to the more bucolic Cornwall environs. You’ll see why after docking at what is now Cornwall Landing, Henry Hudson felt this would be a good place to found a town.

Registration: 7:30 am – 8:15 am (Storm King Engine Co. #2)
7.5 Mile Start: 8:30 am
5K Walk/Run: 9:00 am
Kids Fun Run: 10:15 am
Awards: 5K Walk – awards to top 3 walkers; 5K Run – top overall M/F – awards to top 3 in each age group; 7.5 Mile – top 3 M/F – awards to top 3 in each age group
AGE GROUPS: 14 & under; 15-18; 19-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70 & over.












7.5 Mile Scenic Challenge Official Map




7.5 Mile Scenic Challenge Turn-by-Turn Directions

Start Time 8:30AM

Race Start – Corner of 218 & Payson Road in front of Food Bank (3 streets right of Firehouse)

Racers begin up Hudson Street making at the blinking light onto Academy Ave

Racers turn slight right on Curie Road making a right onto Idlewild Park Drive

Racers follow the Idlewild Park Drive loop making a left back onto Curie Road

Racers make a left on Homeland Ave turning into West St making a right onto Spruce St

Racers make a right on Prospect St and a left on Idlewild Ave heading back on Hudson St

Racers follow Hudson St past the Firehouse making a left on Wilson Road

Racers make a right on Grandview Ave following Grandview Ave to Cornwall Ave

Racers make a quick left on Hudson Ave, quick right onto Hedges, left onto River St

Racers make a left up Dock Hill Ave onto Bayview Ave making a left on Taft Place

Racers make a left on Bayview Terrace up to the top making a right back on Bayview Ave

Racers follow Bayview Ave to Hudson St making a left on Mountain Road

Racers follow Mountain Road to Boulevard, up to top making a right on Ridge Rd

Racers follow Ridge Rd down making a slight left onto Duncan Ave

Racers follow Duncan Ave making a right on Hudson St. for an exciting finish!


The course is clearly marked with directions – or ask a volunteer out on the course

Please remember all roads are open to traffic on race day, please use caution at all intersections.

Please be safe and thank you for supporting this event!