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19th Annual First Night Saratoga 5K Run

  • 19th Annual First Night Saratoga 5K Run (1)
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Hosted By: Saratoga Arts
When: Event has passed. Watch this page for updates.
Where: Skidmore College Athletic Complex, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

19th Annual First Night Saratoga 5K Run

Begin the First Night celebration right by joining the run before the huge New Year's event!

Start and finish on the beautiful Skidmore campus. The first 3/4 mile is a gradual uphill on the perimeter road. The course exits the campus at Clinton Avenue and continues to Greenfield Avenue, continuing up North Broadway and back to campus. This is a moderately challenging course, including both hills and downgrades.

Limited to 1,500 Runners: Due to the overwhelming success of this run, and having to close-out registration several years in a row, there will be no day of race registration.

Awards: To the top three overall male and female finishers, and top three male and female finishers in each 5-year age division. No duplicate awards.

Shirts: All registered runners will receive a limited edition First Night Saratoga cotton, long-sleeve t-shirt for "after run" comfort.

Finisher Medals: All race finishers will receive a commemorative First Night Saratoga medal.

Register Early!  $25 includes registration discount if received by November 25, 2016 at 11:59pm. After November 25, 2016, registration is $30.  Entry fees are nonrefundable and non-transferable. Mailed entries will not be accepted when 1,500 runners are registered.  

New This Year:

  • Parking: leave your car in place at Skidmore after the 5k roadrace and grab a free bus downtown to enjoy the rest of First Night!
  • Special stops:
    • Skidmore at 6:45pm to Congress Park
    • Congress Park at 10:15pm to Skidmore
    • Congress Park at 12:30am to Skidmore and then Wilton

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