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Raquette River Marathon

March 30, 2024

Potsdam, NY

Get ready to run like the wind and splash through the scenic trails of Potsdam, NY! The Raquette River Marathon on March 30, 2024, is here to make your heart race and your smile soar. It's time to embrace the "sole" of the adventure and leave footprints of victory along the riverbank!
Get ready to run like the wind and splash through the scenic trails of Potsdam, NY! The Raquette River Marathon on March 30, 2024, is here to make your heart race and your smile soar. It's time to embrace the
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About The Raquette River Marathon

The Raquette River Marathon is an exhilarating half marathon race that will take place on the 30th of March 2024 in the picturesque town of Potsdam, NY. The race follows the stunning Raquette River along the scenic River Road, providing runners with breathtaking views throughout their journey. Starting and finishing at the iconic Potsdam Arena, participants will experience the thrill of conquering rolling hills along a USATF certified course, making it a Boston Qualifier.

With all races commencing together at 9:00 am, runners can expect a lively and competitive atmosphere. Ample parking is available at the Pine Street Arena, ensuring convenience for all participants. To stay updated on race information and details, racers can visit the official Raquette River Racing website and Facebook page.

As part of the race experience, registrants will receive a swag bag filled with exciting goodies, including their bib and pins, a comfortable t-shirt, sports drink, granola, and fresh fruit. Along the route, water and sports drink stations will be placed every 1.5 miles, providing ample hydration and fueling opportunities.

To make the race weekend truly memorable, participants have the option to attend the Pasta Party with early check-in on Friday, the 29th, for just $15. This pre-race gathering allows runners to carb-load and mingle with fellow athletes before the big day.

Following the race, awards ceremonies will be held approximately 30 minutes after the last finisher for each race. In addition to medals for all half marathon and marathon finishers, the top three male and female runners in each category will receive podium recognition. Furthermore, exciting cash prizes are planned for the 2024 Marathon, with $150 for first place, $100 for second place, and $50 for third place, both for men and women.

Potsdam itself is a vibrant city known for its rich history and culture. On race day, a Tex-Mex food vendor will be on-site from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm, allowing runners to refuel and replenish their energy levels while enjoying a delicious post-race meal.

As for the weather, late March in Potsdam typically offers cool and crisp conditions, making it ideal for a half marathon. Runners can expect the perfect blend of cool breeze and comfortable temperatures, ensuring an enjoyable and pleasant race experience.

In conclusion, the Raquette River Marathon promises an unforgettable race experience amidst stunning natural beauty. Whether you’re a seasoned half marathon runner or a first-time participant, this event is sure to leave you with cherished memories. Join us for an exciting race along the Raquette River and let your passion for running soar in the heart of Potsdam, NY!

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